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4th Annual Working with Military-Connected Families Conference
Friday, August 5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Children's Institute, UCLA's Nathanson Family Resiliency Center, and Welcome Back Veterans
Hosted by Children's Institute, UCLA's Nathanson Family Resiliency Center, and Welcome Back Veterans, this unique conference is bringing an exciting line-up of nationally-recognized leaders to Southern California!
Keynote speakers include Dr. Mary Keller, the co-founder, CEO and President of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) from Texas, and Dr. Shelley MacDermid-Wadsworth, Director of the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) from Purdue University in Indiana.
Dr. Keller and MCEC have championed the special issues of Military Children and their families since MCEC’s founding in 1998. Dr. Keller has helped guide US policy on education and associated issues faced by military children and their families in their frequent moves for decades. She has worked alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden to develop their JOINING FORCES programs for military families and children. Dr. Keller has also brought key national leaders to the MCEC national trainings on “the new normal”, “Operation Educate the Educators”, and general military child education support.
MCEC’s most recent policy success has been to ensure that the Military Student Identification was included in the new EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (which follows on the “No Child Left Behind” Act) which went into effect on July 12, 2016.
Dr. Keller will share her wisdom and vision with conference attendees about California’s way forward in implementing this act and other states' successes so far.
With a focus on Engaging Service Members, Caregivers, and Veterans to Build Resilience and Mitigate Risk in Military-Connected Children and Families, the conference will provide a great foundation for those new to this arena and provide important insights to VSOs already involved with veteran issues!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health of the University of Texas at Austin
The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health of the University of Texas at Austin invites you to our 1st Trauma Informed Care Summit to be held August 17-18th, 2016 in Austin, Texas. This event is open to individuals, communities, professionals and organizations interested in preventing and addressing trauma and want to learn about trauma informed care and trauma-focused best practices and disseminate transformation initiatives. This Conference is Free of Cost and Continuing Education Credits for Licensed Clinical Therapists will be provided.
Safe Babies Court Teams: Applying the Science of Early Childhood Development
Thursday, August 18, 2016
12:00-12:45 p.m. EDT
ZERO TO THREE
Join ZERO TO THREE for a live, interactive, virtual event featuring Dr. Joy Osofsky, who will address the issue of trauma in young children and its impact on behavior and emotions. She will share guiding principles of early childhood mental health and key facts about children in the child welfare system. An overview of the Safe Babies Court Team program outlines the necessary components of intervention to break the generational cycle of abuse and neglect. After the presentation, Dr. Osofsky will answer questions.