Training Objectives:

  • Explore the essential role of relationships in healing trauma through a neurodevelopmental lens
  • Identify barriers to healthy relationship development
  • Gain exposure to the Sequence of Engagement and its role in supporting healthy relationships
  • Discuss strategies for helping children and families to build relational wealth

Presentations By:

Dr. Megan Zappitelli is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Prisma Health University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in the department of psychiatry. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Habeebah Rasheed Grimes, LSPSY has made serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children her life’s work. As CEO of Positive Education Program (PEP), Habeebah leads a staff of over 400 professionals committed to helping children with severe mental health and behavioral challenges learn and grow.

The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity hosts monthly “Ask Our Experts” sessions to connect practitioners with experts from across the country who provide technical assistance on a variety of subjects. This month’s session will focus on trauma-informed practice with LGBTQ+ clients. Bring your questions!

GUEST SPEAKERS

Dr. Jill Levenson (she/her) is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. She is a SAMHSA-trained trauma-informed care instructor, and has published 5 books and over 100 articles, many about adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care.

Shelley L. Craig, PhD, LCSW (she/her) is Professor of Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth (SGMY).

Training Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of typical brain organization and childhood development
  • Discuss the impact of traumatic experiences on the development of the brain
  • Examine the psychological, developmental, and neurological impacts of early adverse experiences including neglect, abuse and exposure to domestic violence
  • Provide tools for assessing and understanding traumatized, neglected, and abused children
  • Discuss developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed treatment options for children who have experienced abuse and neglect
  • Discuss the healing power of relationships and community resources

Presentations By:

Dr. Megan Zappitelli is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Prisma Health University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in the department of psychiatry. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Habeebah Rasheed Grimes, LSPSY has made serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children her life’s work. As CEO of Positive Education Program (PEP), Habeebah leads a staff of over 400 professionals committed to helping children with severe mental health and behavioral challenges learn and grow.

This 90min training will help family-serving professionals to understand and determine how to incorporate trauma-informed practices and skills into the systems that care for and/or interact with children and youth who have experienced trauma.

Who should attend: All Staff of Child Abuse Prevention Organizations and Family Resources Centers

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In her role at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, directs the Advancing California’s Trauma-Informed Systems (ACTS) and Trauma-Informed Licensing Team (TILT) Initiatives. Her research centers around supporting systems in planning for, implementing, and sustaining Trauma-Informed change that aligns with best practice and science.

In recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increased racial unrest and frequent natural disasters, we are finding that we must do this and more without our usual resources, tools or approaches. Meanwhile, we are faced with our own emotions – grief, loss anger, confusion, frustration – and the very real impact of secondary trauma. How do we cope with this mix of emotions while also doing our job? This webinar, hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center, will help participants understand, express and cope with their emotions and create a self-care plan to develop resilience in the face of uncertainty and circumstances that change daily.

Using SAMHSA’s guidelines for trauma-informed care (TIC), this 90-minute training will describe how to apply TIC when working with LGBTQ+ populations. Research describing the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) will be summarized. Participants will learn about the effects of childhood trauma on psychosocial development and family functioning. Participants will be introduced to SAMHSA’s guiding principles of TIC. Mental health practitioners and social service professionals will learn to view client presenting problems through the lens of trauma, as well as practical skills to implement trauma-informed service delivery across a variety of roles when working with LGBTQ+ clients. Register here

In recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increased racial unrest and frequent natural disasters, we are finding that we must do this and more without our usual resources, tools or approaches. Meanwhile, we are faced with our own emotions – grief, loss anger, confusion, frustration – and the very real impact of secondary trauma. How do we cope with this mix of emotions while also doing our job? This webinar, hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center, will help participants understand, express and cope with their emotions and create a self-care plan to develop resilience in the face of uncertainty and circumstances that change daily.

The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) is excited to bring you the virtual 37th International Symposium on Child Abuse (Symposium) scheduled for March 22-25, 2021!  In these unprecedented times, Symposium will continue to provide the state-of-the-art training you need to continue to provide services to children and to fight child abuse while keeping your health and safety a top priority.  It will be slightly different from our in-person event, but there will be new experiences in the virtual format to provide you with a great experience.

During this 2-hour presentation, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, will explore the impact of trauma on parenting. Dr. Bernstein will discuss strategies for helping parents both identify and respond to challenging behaviors exhibited by children exposed to trauma. The webinar is intended for professionals in child abuse prevention agencies working with and/or supporting caregivers of children exposed to trauma.

Audience: All Staff of child abuse prevention agencies – working with families and children exposed to trauma.

Cost: Free (provided through State-funded program, CalTrin)

Prepare in Advance:
To best prepare for this training, it is recommended that you review the following materials:

Speaker Bio:

In her role at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, directs the Advancing California’s Trauma-Informed Systems (ACTS) and Trauma-Informed Licensing Team (TILT) Initiatives. Her research centers around supporting systems in planning for, implementing, and sustaining Trauma-Informed change that aligns with best practice and science.

 

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