This speaker series will feature national experts and youth views with lived experience describing the impact of community violence. The target audience for the speaker series is mental health professionals, community interventionists, social workers, law enforcement, case managers, families and youth.
Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D., and Liza Suarez, Ph.D., will present a webinar on “Triumph over Trauma: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Youth Exposed to Community Violence.” This free webinar is designed for providers and professionals from mental health, juvenile justice, public school, faith-based, and community-based settings who serve youth and their families. Drs. Abdul-Adil and Suarez will discuss the key causes, major consequences, and professional responses related to community violence and its traumatic stress-related impacts on youth, including: a) exploring the historic and contemporary causes of violence exposure among urban youth and their families; b) understanding the inter-related contexts of violence exposure that impact urban youth; and c) developing specific goals for implementing best practices for serving violence-exposed urban youth.
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 Community Violence and Urban Youth: Windows into Risk and Resiliency, under Continuing Education. Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for this course.