Events Calendar

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Supporting Caregivers of Youth with Substance Use Problems Affected by Trauma

Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 
1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific
Location: 
Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

Presenters: Liza Suarez, PhD, Urban Youth Trauma Center, University of Illinois at Chicago; Shannon Cross-Bear, National Family Dialogue; Joanne Peterson, Learn to Cope Inc., Massachusetts


Adolescents experiencing co-occurring traumatic stress and substance use problems have greater severity of symptoms, functional impairment, and are often involved with multiple service systems, including Juvenile Jus-tice and Child Welfare. Caring for these youth can take a toll on family members. This webinar will provide a picture of the challenges experienced by families caring for youth with trauma and substance use, address the effect of trauma and substance use in the context of the family, and provide information on promising practices, supports, and resources for families. Featured speakers have experience leading local and national advocacy and support efforts and will share their personal connection to these family struggles. Participants will be able to (1) identify ways in which trauma and substance use are linked for youth and families; (2) understand the effect of youth substance use and family trauma on family functioning; and (3) learn about promising practices, sup¬ports, and resources for families.
 

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 The Role of Trauma Among Families Struggling with Substance Abuse Speaker Series, under Continuing Education. Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for this course.

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Addressing the Needs of Serving Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

Date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 
12-1:30pm PT
Location: 
Online
Sponsoring Agency: 
CWLA and the NCTSN
Description: 

The webinar – Addressing Trauma Needs of Minors that are Unaccompanied Immigrants - will present information about the overall mental health and trauma needs of young children and youth that come to the United States unaccompanied. With the growth in the numbers of these minors that have been placed in sponsor homes throughout the country there is an increased gap in available and appropriate services. Presenters will identify their trauma needs, and share examples of culturally and linguistically competent interventions to address their needs and those of the families that sponsor them. Presenters will also provide resources and information on available training that can help communities and providers better serve this population.

Presenters will be: Carmen Rosa Noroña, MSW, MS. Ed, Clinical Coordinator of the Child Witness to Violence Project and Associate Director, Boston Site Early Trauma Treatment Network, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, MA;  Megan A. Mooney, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist Supervisor, Trauma Clinic, DePelchin Children’s Center, Houston, TX;  Marta I Casas, LMHC, Director of Clinical Services, CBS Division at JRI and Consultant Clinician and Faculty, Trauma Center at JRI, Brookline, MA; and  Cathi Tillman, LSW, Executive Director, La Puerta Abierta/The Open Door, Philadelphia, PA. To reserve your webinar seat, please use the following link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5695768561844533761. All of the webinars in this series will be recorded and made available on-demand at www.cwla.org. Email Julie Collins, LCSW, Director of Standards for Practice Excellence at jcollins@cwla.org for more information about this series.

The 29th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

Date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Thursday, January 29, 2015
Location: 
San Diego, CA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Description: 

The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment.

The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. In-depth issues include support for families, prevention, leadership, policy-making. Translating the latest research into action is also addressed.

Campus Sexual Assault: What Clinicians Need to Know

Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015
Time: 
1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific
Location: 
Online
Sponsoring Agency: 
The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
Description: 

Presenters: Antonia Abbey, PhD, MA Professor & Area Chair of Cognitive, Developmental and Social Psy-chology, Wayne State University; Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, MSW, LICSW Professor & Director, Howard Uni-versity School of Social Work; Rebecca Campbell, PhD, MA Professor of Community Psychology and Pro-gram Evaluation, Michigan State University; Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH Nurse Scientist and Director, Partners Healthcare


Moderated by: Lynn Rosenthal, BASW White House Advisor on Violence Against Women


Sexual violence on college campuses is far too common a problem. This webinar seeks to raise awareness about the problem; discuss effective strategies for violence prevention and victim support; and provide guid-ance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, medical doctors, and other clinicians who work with young adults. Speakers will discuss the prevalence of sexual violence on campuses, the role of alcohol in campus sexual assault, and comprehensive approaches to sexual violence prevention.
 

Engaging the Natural Healing Systems of the Brain for Self-Regulation: Trauma, Heart Rate Variability and Beyond

Date: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Location: 
Webinar online
Description: 

In this webinar, Dr. van der Kolk will explain how trauma affects the brain and the body, its underlying neurobiology and a variety of treatment approaches that allow children and adults to move beyond trauma and reclaim their lives and relationships.