Events Calendar

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International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 30th Annual Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014
Location: 
Miami, FL
Sponsoring Agency: 
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
Description: 

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 30th Annual Meeting
Healing Lives and Communities: Addressing the Effects of Childhood Trauma Across the Life Span

• Assessment of childhood trauma across the life span
• Effects of childhood trauma on the health and mental health of children
and adults
• Family- and community-level impact of chronic exposure to childhood trauma
• Neurobiological and epigenetic aspects of childhood trauma
• Developmental pathways and mechanisms in risk and resilience
• Complex trauma-related disorders
• Cultural and global aspects of childhood trauma
• Prevention of childhood trauma and its consequences
• Treatment of childhood trauma across the life span
• Multi-level intervention approaches for individuals, families and communities
• Policy implications for reducing childhood trauma and its impact
• Public health approaches to preventing or ameliorating childhood trauma


November 6 -8, 2014
Miami, Florida, USA
http://ow.ly/rAElL
 

Treating Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children with Developmental Disabilities

Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 
1:00pm -5:00pm
Location: 
Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsoring Agency: 
MD - Kennedy Krieger Family Center Integrated Trauma Approaches
Description: 

Research suggests that children with developmental disabilities (DD’s), including autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities, are more likely than their typically developing peers to be assaulted or maltreated (Sullivan, 2009, Turner et al., 2011).   For example, children with special health care needs may be bullied at a rate 1.5 to 2 times more than non-impaired youth (van Cleave & Davis, 2006).  However, there is relatively little research, writing or service provision designed specifically for children with co-occurring trauma and DD’s (Mevissen & de Jongh, 2010).
 
Identification can be difficult as children with developmental or intellectual delays may have trouble reporting traumatic events and their effects.  Caregivers and treatment providers struggle to discriminate between DD-related behavior and trauma-related symptoms (Mazefsky, Kao, & Oswald, 2011). 

Provision of trauma-informed care requires an understanding of the prevalence of trauma and its effects on children.  Putting this into practice includes routinely screening for trauma exposure and related symptoms, using culturally appropriate evidence-based assessment and treatment, and providing education to families and providers about trauma exposure, its impact, and treatment. All of this should be delivered while minimizing the possibility for further trauma during the treatment process; essentially, “doing no harm” (NCTSN, 2007).
 
A trauma-informed approach to care has yet to be translated consistently into work with disabled children (Mevissen et al., 2011) but adaptations are being made to existing models to treat this population.  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) is one example of an effective practice with potential for accommodating youth with developmental delays or differences (Grosso, 2012).  Others are suggested or are well suited for adaptation, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Charlton & Dykstra, 2011).

This presentation will have a three-pronged focus:  reviewing the literature on trauma in developmentally disabled children, discussing dual diagnosis of trauma and DD; and giving practical strategies for applying a trauma-informed treatment approach to children with DD’s.
 

Adoption and Trauma Communities Coming Together to Improve the Well-Being of Children Involved with Foster and Adopted

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 
3-4:30 Eastern / 2-3:30 Central / 12-1:30 Pacific
Location: 
Online
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Child Welfare League of America, in partnership with the NCTSN
Description: 

The Child Welfare League of America, in partnership with the NCTSN, is launching a new webinar series this fall addressing current advances in the field of trauma-informed child welfare practice. The first webinar—Adoption and Trauma Communities Coming Together to Improve the Well-Being of Children Involved with Foster and Adopted— will discuss how the adoption and child trauma stress communities can inform each other's work and improve cross-disciplinary practice. All webinars in the series will be held the 2nd Thursday of the month beginning November 13th from 3-4:30 Eastern / 2-3:30 Central / 12-1:30 Pacific.

Presenters will be Darlene Allen, MS, Ex-ecutive Director at Adoption Rhode Island, Sarah Kelly-Palmer, LICSW from Family Service of Rhode Island, and Kelly Sullivan, PhD from the Center for Child and Family Health, Duke Univer¬sity Medical Center. All of the webinars in this series will be recorded and made available on-demand at www.cwla.org. Email Julie Collins, LCSW, Director of Stands for Practice Excellence, at jcollins@cwla.org for more information about this series.
 

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The CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: 
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Sponsoring Agency: 
CHADD
Description: 

The CHADD Annual International Conference is the major research, practice and public information conference dedicated to ADHD. Conference sessions will focus on providing current science-based information and the impact of this information on treatments for individuals with ADHD. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians, educators, adults, parents, and others who are seeking more in-depth materials.

Major goals for the conference are to:

    Disseminate the latest developments in research;
    Facilitate an ongoing exchange about issues related to ADHD;
    Increase public understanding of the disorder and its impact, and
    Offer solutions and tactics to make life with ADHD easier to manage.

 

Evidence-Based Treatments: Adaptations for Military Family-Informed Care

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014
Description: 

This webinar will explore elements and strategies used by developers of evidence-based treatments to adapt their models for effective treatment of military children and families. The developers of EBTs such as ADAPT, PCIT, TF-CBT, and Strong Families will describe the ways in which they have changed their treatment protocols to take into account military culture, issues specific to military and veteran families, and attitudes towards mental health treatment in military populations. They will describe successes and challenges they have faced and provide ideas for clinicians to adapt their own treatment models for a military and veteran clientele.
 
Speakers:
Abigail Gewirtz, PhD, LP, University of Minnesota/Director, ADAPT project, Ambit Network
Judith Cohen, MD—Allegheny General Hospital
Ellen DeVoe, PhD, Boston University School of Social Work, Strong Families Strong Forces
Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D., Center for Child and Family Health, Duke University Medical Center
 
To View the Slides & Listen Online:  
You must be enrolled in the Trauma-Informed Integrated Healthcare, on the NCTSN Learning Center, in order to access this webinar and accompanying materials. Use the following course link to enroll now and to join the webinar on November 14th: http://learn.nctsn.org/course/view.php?id=190
 
To Listen by Phone:

Call 1-866-295-5950 and enter guest code 5318986#. To submit a question during the webinar, email question@nctsn.org. A copy of the slides may be downloaded and printed from the NCTSN Learning Center on the day of the webinar.
 
Questions:
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Communication during Wartime: Experiences of Military Leaders, Parents and Children

Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 
1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific
Location: 
Online
Sponsoring Agency: 
Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Description: 

During the past decade, thousands of military families experienced the stress of military deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, military families continue to support service member’s deployments all over the globe. With modern technologies, these families are able to instantly communicate in real time over great distances with their deployed loved ones. During this unique webinar, learn about the ways military families communicate during and after deployment. What are the popular means of communicating with loved ones during a wartime deployment? How do military parents communicate with their children from the war front? This webinar will feature active duty military leadership, spouses, and children discuss the benefits and challenges associated with deployment communication in today’s military. Presenters will describe their first hand narratives.

 
Speakers:
Paula Smith
DPT, LTC, US Army, Health Director, Soldier For Life, Office Of The Chief Of Staff, Army
David Rabb
LICSW, ACSW, COL, USAR, MS, Director VHA Diversity And Inclusion Office Workforce Management And Consulting Office
Gabriella Gadson
Training Consultant For Concur Technologies. I Recently Graduated Of Babson College.
Connie Diaz
A Published Author, Wife Of An Army Reserve Officer

To View the Slides & Listen Online:  
You must be enrolled in the Trauma-Informed Integrated Healthcare, on the NCTSN Learning Center, in order to access this webinar and accompanying materials. Use the following course link to enroll now and to join the webinar on November 18th: http://learn.nctsn.org/course/view.php?id=189
 
To Listen by Phone:
Call 1-866-295-5950 and enter guest code 5318986#. To submit a question during the webinar, email question@nctsn.org. A copy of the slides may be downloaded and printed from the NCTSN Learning Center on the day of the webinar.
 
Questions:
For technical problems including questions about the Learning Center please email help@nctsn.org
 


 
 

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