Events Calendar

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Multi-Weekend Intensive including a Foundations of Trauma weekend, a Child Track weekend and an Adult track weekend

Friday, February 1, 2013 - Sunday, March 24, 2013
Needham, MA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Trauma Center At Justice Resource Institute

Feburary 1-3, March 1-3, March 22-4, 2013
Justice Resource Institute
160 Gould St. Needham, MA

The Training Institute of the Trauma Center at JRI is very pleased to announce our latest training initiative: an intensive multi-weekend course providing the state-of-the-art training in understanding and treatment of traumatic stress that has previously only been available in our 9-month Certificate Program. Running across three weekends, participants will be exposed to foundational information regarding the impact of the traumatic stress, along with cutting-edge treatment approaches for child/ adolescent and adult survivors of trauma and adversity. This course offers the unique opportunity to be explosed to up to 50% of the didactic material contained in our longer Certificate Program course, but in a condensed, intensive format ideal for individuals not living in the New England area, or who are unable to commit to the more complete academic program.
Cost for participation includes the foundations weekend along with either the adult track or chld track weekend. Participants may elect to attend both intervention weekends for a discounted additional price.
Intensive Course Schedule
Note: Each course weekend will run Friday - Sunday, with course instruction taking place from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. on Sunday.

February 1-3, 2013
Weekend 1: Foundations

March 1-3, 2013
Weekend 2: Child Intervention

March 22-24, 2013
Weekend 3: Adult Intervention

For more information or to register, please click HERE.

2013 National Conference on Bullying

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - Friday, March 1, 2013
Orlando, Florida
Sponsoring Agency: 
The School Safety Advocacy Council

The School Safety Advocacy Council will host the 2013 National Conference on Bullying February 27-March 1 in Orlando, Florida. Session topics include methods for reporting and tracking bullying as well as evidence-based interventions. A full schedule and registration information are available online.

27th Annual Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Tampa, Florida
Sponsoring Agency: 
Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida

Since 1988, Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida has been a leader in promoting the expansion of the research base essential to improved service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. The first national conference, also initiated in 1988, was on system of care research primarily to enhance the capacity of the children’s mental health field to systematically study important issues. This conference has continued each year, bringing together more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates to share dialogue about important issues such as health, education and welfare, share new knowledge, and identify challenges that remain for the field. Find out more:

The 26th Annual Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of South Florida -College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

The 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference seeks to enhance the effectiveness of services and systems for children and  youth with mental health challenges and their families. The conference provides an opportunity for dialogue between researchers, administrators, policymakers, family members, youth, clinicians and other stakeholders to explore cutting-edge research in the integration of complex systems and policy aimed toward ensuring a collaborative, community-based, culturally competent, family-driven, youth-guided approach to meeting the needs of children and families.

The Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference provides a forum where participants will:

  • „„Learn, inform, network and discuss issues related to research, policy, and practice in children’s mental health
  • Discuss children’s mental health from a systems and community perspective
  • Engage in spirited and cutting edge discussions about new research and policy ideas that are individual community based, culturally/linguistically competent, family-driven, and youth-guided

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Traumatized Children and Their Families

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Friday, March 8, 2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sponsoring Agency: 
Allegheny General Hospital

This conference is intended for mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and licensed nurses. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the empirical support for TF-CBT 2) describe the problems addressed by TF-CBT and the core values of this treatment model 3) recognize the importance of parents/caretakers as part of the TF-CBT treatment model 4) describe relaxation skills and feeling identification and expression as ways to enhance affective regulation 5) relate the importance of the trauma narrative and cognitive processing of the trauma in TF-CBT 6) discuss the role of safety education and safety planning in the TF-CBT model.

To register online, click here.


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Fostering and Expanding Peer Support Services for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
1:00–2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Sponsoring Agency: 
SAMHSA's Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center

Moderator: Nicholas Meyer, Assistant Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance Center
Daniel O’Brien-Mazza, M.S., Director of Peer Support Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
William L. White, M.A., Senior Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute
John Harris, M.S.W., Q.M.H.P., Military and Veterans Program Manager, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Peer support has been recognized as an important strategy in supporting the behavioral health needs of SMVF. Individuals with lived experience provide a bridge to services and help ease SMVF transition to their communities.  Peers with military experience and experience with recovery from trauma, mental health, or addiction issues offer valuable knowledge and skills to assist others. This support can be provided through a variety of established peer models.
Many states have already begun to bring their peer initiatives together across systems and now stakeholders must assess how best to work together.  Coordinated systems of peer support services for SMVF can succeed with collaboration and consensus.
This webinar will include discussions related to best practice resources and tools, how communities can build on commonalities, and the many roles peers play. 

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
•    Discuss opportunities for peer support services in relation to SMVF
•    Explore the recently issued Presidential Executive Order that advances peer models within the VA
•    Identify ethical considerations and decision points for developing SMVF peer models
•    Recognize the varied roles and responsibilities of SMVF peers
•    Identify resources and next steps for developing peer support services

Target Audience: Representatives from state, territory, and tribal behavioral health systems serving SMVF; representatives from military family coalitions; peer support coalitions; peer support practitioners; and advocates

To register in advance of the event, please click here.

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