Events Calendar

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V3C Veteran Culture & Clinical Competence

Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Thursday, June 30, 2016
Location: 
Online Webinar
Sponsoring Agency: 
Duke Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center (EPIC)
Description: 

V3C Veteran Culture & Clinical Competence
Learning Series
March–June 2016
Enrollment deadline: March 15, 2016 at midnight


The mission of the Veteran Culture and Clinical Competence (V3C) program is to increase the capacity of community-based behavioral health providers to serve Veteran, Guard, and Reserve families and their children in a manner that demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to military culture, incorporates evidence-based treatments and standards of practice, and emphasizes preserving and promoting resiliency in our military families. The V3C Learning Series provides a robust training and implementation curriculum designed to increase capacity, clinical competence, and cultural awareness of community-based mental healthcare agencies who seek to serve military families and children.
Upon completion of this team-based distance learning series, participants will complete these objectives:
•    Increase access and availability of mental health services for local military families
•    Gain awareness of military families in current care
•    Improve quality of clinical services offered within their agency
•    Strengthen community partnerships to better connect military families with local resources


Presented by the Duke Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center (EPIC) that offers comprehensive guidance, training, and support to organizations and systems that wish to provide and sustain the most effective interventions to the populations they serve.
 

Helping a Family with Traumatic Stress when a Child has Cancer

Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 
9am Pacific/10am Mountain/11am
Location: 
NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

The NCTSN Integrated Care Collaborative Group is pleased to announce the first webinar in its new series, Integrated Care Approaches to Traumatic Stress in Children with Chronic Health Conditions. In this first webinar in the series, psychologist Anne Kazak will be joined by oncologist Eric Sandler and parents Vicki and Peter Brown to discuss an integrated approach to recognizing and responding to child and family traumatic stress when children have cancer. They will explore the impact of the diagnoses and treatment on the child and family, discuss cultural considerations that may intersect with a family’s response, and describe their approach for assessing, managing and treating traumatic stress.

Australian Childhood Foundation- Childhood Trauma Conference 2016

Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016
Time: 
9am to 5pm
Location: 
Melbourne Convention Centre
Sponsoring Agency: 
Australian Childhood Foundation
Description: 

In this unique event, we have assembled thought leaders in interpersonal neurobiology, trauma and therapy in a conference format that promises to engage, challenge and integrate perspectives about working with children, young people and families.
The following International Speakers will be at our conference:
•         Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson
•         Dr Jonathan Baylin
•         Dr Sue Carter
•         Marilyn Davillier
•         Professor Vittorio Gallese
•         Dr Dan Hughes
•         Emeritus Professor Russell Meares
•         Dr Pat Ogden
•         Dr Stephen Porges
•         Dr Allan Schore
•         Dr Dan Siegel
•         Dr Martin Teicher
•         Dr Ed Tronick
•         Professor Michael Yellow Bird
 
The conference has three separate components, each offering options for participants to follow their own interests and plan a program that is specific to their learning objectives.
 
Component 1.            Masterclass Workshops
There are full day Masterclass workshops offered during the first and last day of the conference. These are opportunities for delegates to engage with a selection of key note speakers in an extended training session focusing on a cutting edge topic in the field of neurobiology, trauma, attachment and therapeutic intervention. One of the Masterclass workshops is specifically for foster carers and kinship carers.


Component  2.           Key Note Speaker Seminars
There are two full days of concurrent key note speaker seminars. The seminars run for 1.5 hours each. Delegates can choose from a selection of insightful and thought provoking presentations. Some of the presentations are repeated to ensure that delegates do not miss out on the many seminars of interest in the program. The end of each day of seminars will feature two plenary closing panels featuring International and Australian experts answering questions from participants.


Component 3.            Paper Presentations by Conference Delegates
Following a call for abstracts, selected papers will be presented by delegates during the middle day of the conference. The papers can be research, practice or policy focussed. These papers will be presented in thematic sessions some of which will be attended by the international speakers. This day will conclude with each of the international speakers coming together in a plenary panel to discuss their reflections on the issues raised during the presentations.
 

Cannabis and PTSD: Existing Evidence and Clinical Considerations

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: 
Online Webinar
Sponsoring Agency: 
ISTSS
Description: 

Dr. Bonn-Miller will provide an overview of cannabis, including associated consequences and benefits stemming from its use. He will then summarize epidemiological data, particularly from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), related to recent and emerging trends in cannabis use/disorders, including among veterans with PTSD. Limitations of epidemiological tracking will be discussed and methods for improving cannabis use/disorder identification will be provided.

Following, Dr. Bonn-Miller will focus on the existing evidence related to cannabis and PTSD, including how cannabis has the potential to lead to both positive and negative outcomes as a function of its composition. Currently ongoing research will then be highlighted that addresses some existing empirical limitations. Finally, Dr. Bonn-Miller will provide an overview of treatment implications stemming from existing work, both in terms of substance abuse treatments as well as PTSD-focused interventions.

Members $20 / Nonmembers $40 (without CE)
Members $35 / Nonmembers $55 (with CE)

 

APSAC Colloquium Save the Date

Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Saturday, June 25, 2016
Location: 
New Orleans, LA
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Description: 

APSAC’s Colloquium Planning Committee is accepting online session proposals for the 24th Annual APSAC Colloquium to be held June 22-25, 2016 in New Orleans. Abstracts should be designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, education, law enforcement, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields. You do not need to be a member of APSAC to submit an abstract.

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Substance Use and Trauma: Policy Challenges and Solutions

Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: 
Pacific/10am Mountain/11am Central/12pm Eastern
Location: 
NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

Speakers Holly Merbaum Strain, MPH, of Capitol Decisions, Inc.; Norma Finkelstein, PhD, Institute for Health and Recovery; Liza Suarez, PhD, of Urban Youth Trauma Center, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Joanne Peterson of Learn to Cope will present on the increasing national attention to the devastating effects of substance use across the lifespan.

Trauma exposure is common among youth and families experiencing substance use problems, and having both problems leads to greater need and impairment. Given the strong link between trauma and substance use, national policy efforts to address substance use must be trauma informed. This webinar will provide an overview of several national policy challenges and solutions in the area of trauma and substance use. Experts will highlight recently enacted and pending federal policy proposals to address substance use issues across the lifespan; discuss the substance use policy challenges facing child trauma practitioners assisting children, youth, and families; and discuss the work of the NCTSN and its Trauma and Substance Abuse Collaborative Group in addressing these issues. A family caregiver familiar with substance use issues will share experiences and policy-relevant recommendations.
 

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