Events Calendar

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The Trauma Center's Third Annual Summer Training Institute

Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2014 - Friday, August 1, 2014
Location: 
Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Trauma Center at JRI
Description: 

The Trauma Center is thrilled to announce its Third Annual Summer Training Institute on Cape Cod! Conducted by Senior Faculty of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, participants will gain an indepth understanding of the complexity of adaptation to trauma and the use of cutting edge interventions to promote healing and recovery for impacted children and adults. The setting for this Summer Institute was carefully chosen to provide an elegant training environment rich in both conference offerings and vacation amenities and conveniences, while offering a more inviting and informal atmosphere condusive to connection and dialogue with our senior faculty than possible in traditional conference formats. Registration for the 2014 conference will be limited to 100 participants in order to preserve access to conference faculty, opportunities for Cape and Island excursions, and an intimate feel that have already become distinctive features of this annual event.

Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA) and Think Trauma Toolkit training

Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 - Thursday, August 7, 2014
Location: 
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
Sponsoring Agency: 
Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice
Description: 

Our Level II NCTSN Site, the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice, is hosting a Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA) and Think Trauma Toolkit training at Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati on August 4-7, 2014. Clinicians from previously trained sites who have implemented these interventions are invited to apply to become TGCTA and Think Trauma trainers. New clinicians are invited to apply in order to learn TGCTA and Think Trauma.

 
Once you have expressed an interest, we will make an application form available. If you are aware of probation departments or school programs for at-risk adolescents that would benefit from this training, please pass on this information to them. We are especially interested in working with interdisciplinary teams. The Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice is directed by Dr. Julian Ford at the University of Connecticut and Dr. Erna Olafson of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Barbara Boat, Dr. Julie Kaplow, Dr. Monique Marrow, and Dr. William Saltzman are senior faculty on the grant and will also take part in the August training.


Please let us know if you are interested. Contact Debbie.Sharp@cchmc.org and CC Erna.Olafson@uc.edu
There are no tuition costs for the training, but attendees will be responsible for all related travel expenses.
 

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46th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies

Date: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Thursday, August 21, 2014
Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Sponsoring Agency: 
Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies
Description: 

This year’s theme: “Whole Health: Integrating Tradition, Best Practices and Collective Wisdom”
Confirmed Plenary Speakers include:
Scott D. Miller, PhD Robert J. Ackerman, PhD
Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC John Lee, MA
Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD Larry Fricks
Sparrow Goudey (Tsalagi/Cherokee/Wyandot)
Recognition Luncheon Speaker: Kevin Wandler, MD


Experience the very best at Loews Ventana Canyon, where this stunning natural retreat offers a variety of activities, signature services and experiences to relax, energize and inspire guests. You can preview the hotel and its accommodations at www.loewshotels.com


Save the Date for this action-packed agenda for your personal and professional development. Contact Michele Brown at 480-784-1514 x1508 or michele.brown@empact-spc.com.


Register online www.azsws.org after June 1, 2014

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Delight in Me: Attachment Work that Brings Back the Joy for Families in Distress

Date: 
Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 
8:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: 
Kennesaw State University, 3333 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144
Sponsoring Agency: 
SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center
Description: 

Participants will learn how to articulate functional and dysfunctional patterns of attachment; discuss adult attachment and it’s predictive power in attachment relationships with children; strategies for “disarming the fear” for children with dysregulated brains;  playful metaphors that help parents look at their own negative activation with their children; and play-based activities that help children and parent delight in each other.

ARC Foundational Training

Date: 
Monday, August 25, 2014 - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Location: 
Brookline, MA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Justice Resource Institute, Complex Trauma
Description: 

As many as one in four youth will experience a potentially traumatic exposure, and many of these will be multiple or prolonged. The impact of these stressors is far-reaching, and often repeats across generations as yesterday’s impacted children become tomorrow’s parents and caregivers. Establishing effective practice for this population is a priority, but is challenging, given their diverse histories, their varied presentations, the multifaceted contextual, cultural, and developmental influences which shape them, and the wide range of systems within which they seek care.

The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005; Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010) framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their caregiving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and child development, the framework recognizes the importance of working with the child-in-context, of acknowledging the role of historical experiences and adaptive responses in current presentation, and of intervening with the surrounding environment – whether primary caregivers or treatment system – to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development. Rather than identify step-by-step intervention strategies, the framework identifies 10 key “building blocks”, or intervention targets, key skills/goals within each domain, developmental and cultural considerations, and potential applications across settings.

In this workshop, we will examine the theoretical foundations underpinning this framework; build skills and knowledge in each identified treatment domain; and discuss case applications and considerations across contexts.