Events Calendar

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Legal Issues 101 and More… Legal and Ethical Obligations

Date: 
Friday, July 11, 2014
Time: 
8:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: 
Marietta, GA
Sponsoring Agency: 
SafePath Children's Advocacy Center
Description: 

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of current legal and ethical issues commonly encountered in dealing with children who are victims of abuse.  Participants will be able to identify key legal and ethical dilemmas and will be presented with potential legal scenarios and acquire a general framework for accessing possible solutions to commonly encountered situations.

Location: Cobb County Public Safety Training Center
                2109 Valor Dr.,  Marietta, GA  30008
 

Restoring the Whole Child: Yoga-Based Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Trauma

Date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014
Time: 
8:30am-12:30pm
Location: 
Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsoring Agency: 
Kennedy Krieger Family Center
Description: 

The neurobiological effects of childhood abuse and neglect are well documented. Among other implications, these negative effects can reduce the development of self-regulatory capacities which in turn inhibits social and emotional functioning and makes traditional mental health interventions less effective. Clinicians at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute developed a protocol for the Yoga-Based Psychotherapy Group (YBPG) to address deficits in self-regulatory capacities using principles from yoga and movement therapy. This 14 week trauma-informed group intervention utilizes yoga and movement techniques with boys and girls, ages 8-12, to increase self-awareness, promote improved self-regulation, self-esteem and pro-social behaviors. This presentation will discuss Yoga as a complimentary alternative treatment and identify how its principles can be used to provide trauma informed treatment for children and adolescents. This will include the Yoga-Based Psychotherapy Group (YBPG) protocol. Presentation is experiential and will include lecture, practice exercises and discussion. The workshop will simulate an actual YBPG session. No previous yoga experience is required and movement is optional.

Improving Children's Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge, and Innovation: The Role of the System of Care Approach

Date: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
Location: 
Washington, DC
Sponsoring Agency: 
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Description: 

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is offering Training Institutes on improving services and supports for children, adolescents, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.

The Training Institutes will provide in-depth, practical training on innovative approaches, and how lessons learned from systems of care can guide efforts to improve service delivery in a dramatically changing environment. The Institutes are designed for a wide range of individuals, including:

  • State, tribal, territorial, and local policy makers, administrators, planners, leaders, and advocates
  • Providers, clinicians, care managers, peer support providers, health and behavioral health managed care organizations
  • Family members, youth, and young adults
  • Educators, technical assistance providers, and evaluators

Individuals from all partner child-serving agencies, such as mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, substance use, primary care, early care and education, systems for transition-age youth. 

Submit your proposal here.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training

Date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Location: 
Sacramento, CA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Another Choice Another Chance & UC Davis CAARE Center
Description: 

Objectives for the initial 2-day TF-CBT training:

1. Learn about TF-CBT as an evidence-based model to treat children exposed to trauma
2. Learn how to implement the TF-CBT PRACTICE skills (Psychoeducation and Parenting Skills, Relaxation, Affect Expression and Modulation, Cognitive Coping and Processing, Trauma Narrative Development and Processing, In Vivo Mastery of Trauma Reminders, Conjoint Child-Parent Sessions, and Enhancing Future Safety and Development)
3.  Identify cultural and developmental factors that influence treatment
4.  Identify symptoms of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and strategies to address STS.
 

Alison Hendricks, LCSW, is a trainer and consultant who specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma-informed systems.  She is a National Trainer for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, a product of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).  Alison is an Affiliate Member of the (NCTSN) and served as a faculty member on the National Learning Collaborative on TF-CBT.  She provides training and consultation on TF-CBT and trauma-informed child welfare to programs across the country and was the lead author on two workbooks on TF-CBT, one for children and one for adolescents.  She also specializes in Culturally Modified TF-CBT, with a focus on Latino children and families.

Alison worked at the Chadwick Center of Rady Children’s Hospital from 2003 to 2012 and most recently served as the Operations Manager for the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project (CTISP).  Alison has provided comprehensive trauma-informed assessment as well as training and technical assistance on trauma-informed child welfare services to programs and jurisdictions across the country and helped develop related products, including guidelines for trauma-infomed casework practice models.  She led the collaborative effort to revise the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit.

Alison has extensive experience working with children and families affected by trauma in San Diego, New York City, and Honduras.  She has provided trauma-informed treatment, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), to a diverse group of children and families.  She has presented at numerous conferences and has published several journal articles on a wide variety of topics related to childhood trauma.   

Email: ahendricksconsulting@gmail.com     Phone: (619)987-0613
Website: www.ahendricksconsulting.com
 

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Strategies and Innovations in using CANS-Trauma and FANS-Trauma in Practice

Date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET
Location: 
Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

Presenters: Cassandra Kisiel, PhD, Northwestern University; Tracy Fehrenbach, PhD, North-western University; Kay Connors, MSW, FITT Center; Laurel Kiser, PhD, FITT Center

Description: 
Presenters will discuss how to implement the CANS and FANS into a provider’s everyday practice.

Using the collaborative and strengths-based approaches of the CANS/FANS-Trauma can support the meaningful use of assessment in trauma informed care. The presenters will illustrate how the CANS/FANS-Trauma can support trauma and family-informed treatment planning, intervention sequencing and goal setting and strategies for use in trauma-informed systems/ agency planning and implementation.

To register for this free online event, please visit the NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma. If you are new to the Learning Center, you must create an account (click on "Create new account" in the upper right corner), and you must enroll in the course  Using Trauma Assessment Tools to Guide Practice: Applications of the CANS-Trauma and FANS-Trauma, under Continuing Education. Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for this course.

 

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The Trauma Center's Third Annual Summer Training Institute

Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2014 - Friday, August 1, 2014
Location: 
Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Trauma Center at JRI
Description: 

The Trauma Center is thrilled to announce its Third Annual Summer Training Institute on Cape Cod! Conducted by Senior Faculty of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, participants will gain an indepth understanding of the complexity of adaptation to trauma and the use of cutting edge interventions to promote healing and recovery for impacted children and adults. The setting for this Summer Institute was carefully chosen to provide an elegant training environment rich in both conference offerings and vacation amenities and conveniences, while offering a more inviting and informal atmosphere condusive to connection and dialogue with our senior faculty than possible in traditional conference formats. Registration for the 2014 conference will be limited to 100 participants in order to preserve access to conference faculty, opportunities for Cape and Island excursions, and an intimate feel that have already become distinctive features of this annual event.