Events Calendar

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We Left One War and Came to Another: The Double Edge Sword of Resettlement in Urban Communities for Refugee Youth

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Time: 
9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
Location: 
Learning Center Webinar
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

Refugee youth and their families flee their home country due to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion to seek protection in another country. Refugee youth and families are often resettled in urban neighborhoods in North America that have high rates of community violence. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the “double edge sword” that refugee youth experience in resettlement.

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A Case Study of Post-Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction: Project Fleur-de-lis A Decade of Trauma-Informed Programming in New Orleans Area Schools

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: 
10:00—11:30 am PT
Location: 
Learning Center Webinar
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

Presenters: Douglas Walker, PhD, Mercy Family Center; Laura Danna, LCSW, Project Fleur-de-lis; Tanisha Moore, LCSW, Charter School Social Worker

Moderated by Marleen Wong, PhD, University of Southern California & Melissa Brymer, PhD, PsyD, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress—UCLA
Project Fleur-de-lisTM (PFDL), an intermediate and long-term school-based mental health response to Hurricane Katrina was designed to conduct school-based trauma informed treatment. This case study examines the rationale, design, implementation, evaluation and impact of PFDL as a grass roots program that evolved into a model for school-based trauma informed system of care for nearly 100 schools in the Greater New Orleans area. Lessons learned from PFDL can assist other cities and their schools who experience disasters by informing school policy in disaster preparedness and in the immediate and long-term school-based mental health responses for students.

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Remembering Katrina Part Two: The Great Diaspora of New Orleans

Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 
12:00—1:30 pm PT
Location: 
Learning Center Webinar
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

Presenters: Anthony Speier, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Joy Osofsky, PhD,
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Tonya Cross Hansel, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Curt Drennen, PsyD, RN, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response; Nikki Bellamy, PhD, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Lou Ann Mock, PhD, DePelchin Children’s Center

Moderated by: John Fairbank, PhD, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress—Duke University & Melissa Brymer, PhD, PsyD, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress—UCLA

The evacuation of 1.1 million residents from an area approximately equal in land mass to Great Britain, resulted in 19 states participating in federally funded crisis counseling programs organized to address the evacuation, sheltering, and recovery needs of Americans displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The panel of presenters all played key roles in the Hurricane Katrina response. The speakers will address the unique set of challenges faced from the perspective of the directly damaged resident state of Louisiana,  a “host” state (Colorado), a “host” city (Houston),  and the Federal response plan (SAMHSA). The content presented will provide essential information regarding early stage sheltering and stabilization, intermediate and longer-term assimilation into temporary communities, and repatriation to the survivor’s home state. The information presented  will benefit  policy makers, emergency response planners, treatment providers, public health and local emergency response personnel.
 

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ITCT-A Houston, TX

Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time: 
9am-4:00pm
Location: 
Houston, TX
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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DePelchin Children's Center Trauma-Informed Care Conference

Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Friday, September 18, 2015
Location: 
Houston, Texas
Sponsoring Agency: 
Depelchin
Description: 

This two day conference will bring together more than 350 professionals from across the nation that work with children and families including mental health providers, school personnel, and medical/nursing professionals. The conference will provide expert guidance and education on the effects of trauma as well as evidence-based practices in recognizing and treating trauma.

This conference is intended for professionals experienced in using evidence-based practices in recognizing and treating trauma. Areas of focus for the conference include working with youth who identify as LGBTQ, youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and unaccompanied minors. The conference will include multiple offerings that satisfy the ethics and diversity requirements for licensing boards.
 

Keynote
"Responding Acutely to Children Exposed to Trauma"
Melissa Brymer, Ph.D., Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs at UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

What Does It Take to Become a Trauma Informed Child Welfare System: An Invitation for Child Welfare Professionals and Community Partners

Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Location: 
Washington, DC
Sponsoring Agency: 
CWLA
Description: 

Presenters: Jennifer Hossler, Chadwick Center for Children & Families, San Diego, CA; Chrissy Curtis Community Partnership for Children, Daytona Beach, FL; Sarah Kelly-Palmer, Family Service of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

There has been increased focus and attention on implementing trauma-informed approaches in child welfare settings. “Trauma-Informed” has become one of many new buzzwords in our work, but what does “trauma-informed” actually look like in practice? What does it take to become a trauma-informed agency and how do you know when you get there? This webinar aims to answer these questions by utilizing examples from two child welfare jurisdictions participating in a SAMHSA funded project with the Chadwick Center for Children & Families. The Chadwick Center will connect the dots about why this work is important, and will briefly describe the process for selecting 5 Supercommunities of practice for participation in the project. Presenters will review the essential elements of a trauma-informed system, in addition to providing concrete strategies for assessing the readiness of a system to change. They will review common themes across all 5 Supercommunities. This webinar will highlight 2 communities that have been involved in this transformational process, including promising TI practices, resources utilized, challenges to implementation, and strategies for overcoming them. This webinar will also explore the role of consultation, training, technical assistance, and other resources made available to these Supercommunities as they attempt to create true culture change within their jurisdictions.
 

 

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