Events Calendar

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Parent Management Training – the Oregon Model (PMTO)

Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 - Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 
8:30 AM
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Minnesota, Ambit Network
Description: 

(In order to attend this training, you must have completed part one of this training, held in August)

The positive effects of PMTO have been referenced by the American Psychological Association in its report to lawmakers and policy-makers "Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy" (December 2013): "Prevention research has shown that intervening with at-risk families to improve parenting skills can disrupt the pathway from early-onset aggressive behavior to delinquency in adolescence (Patterson, Forgatch, & DeGarmo, 2010)." PMTO, listed as an effective program on NREPP, engages parents/adult caregivers as the agents of change to strengthen resilience of traumatized children from preschool to adolescence. The intervention can be delivered in individual family (treatment) or multi-family group (prevention) formats) and can be delivered in homes, clinics, schools, or community settings. PMTO facilitator training, using the Learning Collaborative Model, occurs in two, free, in-person workshops at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, with on-going coaching following the trainings. Facilitators do not need to be licensed clinicians but ideally will come to train in groups of 2 to 3 providers. Training faculty include Drs. Abigail Gewirtz, Laura Rains, and Molly Willer.

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After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT)

Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 - Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 
8:30 AM
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Minnesota, Ambit Network
Description: 

(In order to participate in this training, you must have completed part one of this training, held in August)

There is a large body of evidence to show that intervening with parents to strengthen parenting, results in improvements for child/ren who have been exposed to traumatic stress. ADAPT is a Parent Management Training program for military families and was originally developed for National Guard and Reserve (NG/R) families, as these families face disparities in access to military-sensitive trauma-informed services, and NG/R service members are at higher risk for mental health problems including suicide. ADAPT has been tested in three randomized trials. The intervention can be delivered in individual family (treatment) or multi-family group (prevention) formats) and can be delivered in homes, clinics, schools, or community settings. Facilitator training, using the Learning Collaborative Model, occurs in two, free, in-person workshops at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, with on-going coaching following the trainings. Facilitators do not need to be licensed clinicians but ideally will come to train in groups of 2 to 3 providers. Training faculty include Drs. Abigail Gewirtz, Laura Rains, and Molly Willer.

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The Importance of Parenting in Highly Stressed Children and Families

Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Sponsoring Agency: 
Ambit Network Center for Resilient Families
Description: 

A growing body of research has shown how working with parents can improve mental health outcomes for children exposed to traumatic stress, and an upcoming half-day conference from the University of Minnesota’s Ambit Network and Center for Resilient Families will highlight cutting edge work in this field.

The conference will take place the morning of Friday, Sept. 15, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Titled The importance of parenting in highly stressed children and families, it will feature keynote presenter Dr. Marion Forgatch, a key developer of Parent Management Training – the Oregon Model (PMTO), a landmark evidence-based prevention intervention that has been implemented around the world. Center for Resilient Families Director Abi Gewirtz and clinical psychologist Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya will also present.

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Bag-O-Tricks: Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Children – Presenter: Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S

Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 
8:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: 
WellStar East Cobb Health Park Community Room 3747 Roswell Road NE, Suite 115, Marietta, GA 30062
Sponsoring Agency: 
SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center
Description: 

This interactive workshop will focus on advanced and empirically-influenced interventions for children. Workshop participants will learn the primary method for engaging kids in treatment and well as the benefits of using play therapy based interventions with children. A variety of creative play therapy interventions will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the activities to gain mastery and understanding. Topics covered include: anger management, social skills training, grief/trauma resolution, anxiety reduction, and positive behavior management.

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National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence 2017

Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - Thursday, September 28, 2017
Location: 
Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California
Description: 

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Pre-Conference Institutes: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Two Day Conference: Wednesday-Thursday, September 27th-28th, 2017
Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California

Every two years, this Conference brings together people from across the fields of gender based violence, child trauma, advocacy and health care practice and policy together to share promising practices and important research that are supporting and healing communities and preventing future violence.

Look out for the Conference Call for Abstracts later this summer to feature your work in the Conference program!

We hope to see you in San Francisco in September 2017!

Questions or comments?
tel: 415-678-5500 | fax: 415-529-2930

17th Annual Conference on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children

Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Thursday, September 28, 2017
Description: 

The PCIT conference is designed for professionals providing PCIT services. Participants should have knowledge about PCIT theory, PCIT protocol/procedure and the treatment model. This is also an opportunity to meet colleagues and leaders practicing PCIT, discuss experiences in providing PCIT, and advance knowledge and practice standards in psychology, social work, parent education, and other related disciplines.

Early Bird Registration is $230 through June 30, 2017. Registration is $260/person starting July a, 2017. Registration includes both conference days and a total of 10 CE credits for your attendance (5 credits for Day 1, and 5 credits for Day 2). September 27-28, 2017.