Events Calendar

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Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Youth Exposed to Community Violence

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 
9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET
Location: 
Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

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.
 

 

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23rd Annual Breaking The Cycle of Abuse Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse

Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 
8:00 - 5:00 p.m
Location: 
Hamilton, Alabama
Description: 

This multiple-disciplinary conference includes concurrent sessions on human trafficking, effects of domestic violence on children, child safety in communities of faith, substance abuse and child abuse, vicarious trauma, and medical evaluation of suspected child abuse.  CEU's have been applied for LPC's, Nurses, and Social Workers.

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ITCT-A Oxnard, CA

Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 
9am-4:00pm
Location: 
Oxnard, CA
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Southern California (Briere)
Description: 

This presentation will provide an overview of “Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents” (ITCT-A).  ITCT-A is an evidence-based treatment that was developed to assist clinicians in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents who have experienced multiple forms of psychological trauma, often in the context of negative living conditions such as poverty, deprivation and social discrimination. The core components of ITCT-A include: Assessment driven treatment; attention to complex trauma issues; use of multiple treatment modalities; relational processing of early attachment schema and current interpersonal expectations; skills development; therapeutic exposure and exploration of trauma; and advocacy and interventions at the system level

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Advancing The Narrative: Inspiring The Future! BISC-MI 2015 International Conference

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015
Location: 
Crowne Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sponsoring Agency: 
BISC-MI
Description: 

Conference Description: The role of intervention in addressing intimate partner violence has become distorted due to a combination of gender neutral advocates, flawed and misrepresented research and the increasing emphasis on evidence based practice. The result is that legislators and communities are withdrawing support from intervention programs and the resurgence of strategies that put victims at risk are being promoted. Programs are increasingly finding themselves under attack and having to respond to questions that that they are not prepared to answer.

BISC-MI has taken the lead in the last 20 years of bringing together some of the best faculty from around the world to address controversial issues and provide unequaled networking opportunities. This year is no exception. This conference is an unprecedented opportunity to hear and mingle with some of the leading experts from around the world. A variety of thought provoking plenary sessions will address topics of research, culture, women’s use of force and how the field can move forward. Additionally, there will be an assortment of workshops which will offer a smaller group experience to explore topics in depth. This conference is bringing together many of the leaders in the field to discuss how to reclaim the narrative and define the future of intervention programming with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and victim safety focus.  Come with your questions and challenges; leave energized, well informed and with new connections from around the country, This is a not to be missed opportunity and there are space limitations so sign up early to secure your place.

ISSTD 32nd Annual Conference: "Mastering the Complexity of Trauma & Dissociation"

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Monday, April 20, 2015
Location: 
Orlando, Florida, USA
Sponsoring Agency: 
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Description: 

ISSTD 32nd Annual Conference: "Mastering the Complexity of Trauma & Dissociation"

Dates:
Pre-Conference: April 16-17, 2015
Main Conference: April 18-20, 2015

Location:Orlando, Florida, USA

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
USA 

Sponsoring Agency:
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

Description:
ISSTD invites you to join us at our 32nd Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida this year!

Main Conference Day 1 Theme:
"Mind & Body"
Featured Plenary Speaker: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Main Conference Day 2 Theme:
"Art of Psychotherapy: Learning Beyond the Manual"
Featured Plenary Speaker: Harold Kudler, MD

Main Conference Day 3 Theme:
"Person to Person"
Featured Plenary Speaker: Laurie Anne Pearlman, PhD

We will be offering an Intermediate Hypnosis Training sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. The Annual Conference is a fun and exciting way to earn continuing education credits and network with professionals who come from all parts of the world!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mina Choi, mchoi@isst-d.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Sunny Orlando, FL!

Website: For more information about our Conference, visit  http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=283
Registration is now open! Take advantage of early bird rates until February 28. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/2015-REGISTER

 

Connecting Leaders, Impacting Communities & Sustaining Programs: Strengthening the National Torture Treatment Network

Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Location: 
Miami, FL
Sponsoring Agency: 
The National Partnership for Community Training is a partnership between the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma & the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture.
Description: 

As programs are created, expanded and optimized with ever-shrinking resources, it is critical that refugee service and torture treatment providers address not only holistic practices in refugee mental health, but also the components of building and expanding sustainable programs and networks both regional and national.
 
The National Partnership for Community Training in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law's Human Rights Clinic invites you to a 2-day National Symposium during which leading experts in the field will introduce and demonstrate tools
and techniques for creating robust torture treatment and refugee mental health programs.
 
The Symposium will address considering non- traditional program structures, implementing meaningful partnerships, and integrating clinical and legal approaches, while experts will also address current thematic issues in torture treatment, such as working with interpreters and designing orientation curricula.
 
As providers, we have a responsibility to be aware of what is working for our colleagues and clients in the field.  Not only is it imperative for direct services, it also informs advocacy efforts, grant proposals and community, regional, and national responses to the refugee, asylum
seeker, and asylee experience. 
 

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