Events Calendar

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Transforming Trauma in LGBTQ Youth Speaker Series: Empowering Therapists to Work With LGBTQ Youth and Families

Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time: 
9:00am PST/12:00pm EST
Location: 
Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Description: 

Presenters: 

Judy Cohen, MD, Allegheny General Hospital
Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW, Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital and Health
Betty Hill, MPM, Persad
Sandy Soloski, MA, CAC, Persad


This webinar will provide participants with information about many levels of cultural competence when working with LGBTQ Youth. Presenters will discuss the coming out process and gender as a continuum rather than a binary concept. Participants will also be informed about to be better prepared to affirm individuals in the coming out process.

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 Transforming Trauma in LGBTQ Youth Speaker Series, under Continuing Education. Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available for this course.

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Evidence-Based Clinical Assessment in Child Maltreatment

Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2013
Time: 
8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: 
Kennesaw State University’s Continuing Education Center: 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Sponsoring Agency: 
SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center
Description: 

This workshop will present an evidence-based approach to conducting clinical assessments of children and adolescents who have experienced child maltreatment. The primary purpose of assessment is to gather relevant information about the history and functioning of a child to guide treatment and intervention. The workshop will describe a framework for conducting clinical assessments that lead directly to evidence-based interventions. Specific approaches and tools that can be used in clinical assessment will be described, including standardized self-report measures, highly structured interview schedules, and semi-structured clinical interviews. Methods for assessing children’s histories of maltreatment and other potentially traumatic events, clinical histories, trauma-related disorders and problems, and current functioning will be discussed. An approach for using assessment information in the case formulation and treatment planning process will be presented, with special emphasis on complex histories and presentations. The workshop will include active learning and skill development exercises.

2013 National Council Conference on Mental Health and Addictions

Date: 
Monday, April 8, 2013 - Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Location: 
Las Vegas
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Description: 

This year's conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Community Mental Health Act.

Conference tracks include: 
•    Addictions and Co-occurring Disorders
•    Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
•    Board Governance
•    Children and Youth
•    Criminal Justice
•    Finance
•    Health Information Technology
•    Health Promotion, Prevention, and Recovery
•    Healthcare Reform
•    Leadership, Management, and Workforce
•    Marketing and Media
•    Organizational Excellence and Practice Improvement
•    Peers in the Workforce
•    Trauma-Informed Care
•    Veterans Services

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Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Date: 
Monday, April 8, 2013 - Friday, April 12, 2013
Location: 
Reno, Nevada
Sponsoring Agency: 
NCJFCJ
Description: 

The NCJFCJ is pleased to provide a training opportunity for those new or returning to the juvenile and family court bench. The curriculum for this intensive 4 ½ day Institute, previously known as Core College, is designed to encourage core competencies for juvenile and family court judges, and includes (but is not limited to) coverage of judicial leadership and the role of the judge, ethics, decision-making, evidence, child and adolescent development, schools and the court, trauma-informed justice, abuse and neglect, delinquency, interpersonal violence, custody, divorce, self-represented litigants, and dealing with the media.
 
Accordingly, this training prepares judicial scholars for participation in other NCJFCJ institutes providing in-depth treatment of topics in the areas of family law, delinquency, dependency, and domestic violence. The Institute will be held at the NCJFCJ headquarters on the University of Nevada campus. Institute faculty includes sitting and/or retired judicial officers, as well as content area experts from both academic and applied settings. Please note that with advance notice, NCJFCJ staff can facilitate a "testing-for-credit option" for judicial officers enrolled in the Judicial Studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
 
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Fostering Resilience in Trauma-Impacted Youth and Families: The Attachment, Self-Regulation, & Competency (ARC)Treatment Framework

Date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Thursday, April 11, 2013
Location: 
Boston, MA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Trauma Center At Justice Resource Institute
Description: 

Description:
The psychobiological underpinnings of the interrelationship of complex PTSD and substance use disorders will be described as a foundation for developing treatment goals and selecting approaches to treatment that address the core dilemma of impaired emotion regulation (including its bodily, information processing/dissociation, relational/attachment, and self/identity aspects). Case examples will be used to illustrate a transtheoretical approach to treatment, using the presenter's TARGET model as a template for integrating a variety of approaches. Participants' case examples will be discussed in order enable participants to utilize the emotion regulation framework in their own practice with clients with co-occurring disorders.
 
About the Presenter:
Julian Ford, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His clinical and research work and teaching focus on assessment and treatment of complex traumatic stress disorders in children and adults, including developing and disseminating Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET©) and overseeing the Developmental Trauma Disorder Field Trial.
 
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Making Children and Families a Priority: Raising the Bar

Date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Location: 
Washington, DC
Sponsoring Agency: 
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Description: 

The theme for the conference is based on the essential elements for change articulated in the soon to be released CWLA Standards of Excellence National Blueprint. Although subject to additional input and changes, the Standards of Excellence National Blueprint is a call to the field for leadership and change. It challenges child welfare to leverage the experience, knowledge and resources of other service systems, community organizations and individuals who serve children and families. It acknowledges that the safety, permanence, and well being of children is everyone’s responsibility. The format for the conference will include workshops as well as opportunities for informed, robust discussions about the Standards of Excellence National Blueprint and its role in creating real change in how children, youth and families who are vulnerable are served.

For the 2013 CWLA conference we are placing special emphasis on engaging stakeholders and partners whose efforts contribute to improved outcomes for children, youth and families. We are encouraging workshop presentations by individuals and organizations from other family and child serving systems as well as consumers and community leaders and others who effectively serve vulnerable children, youth, and their families.

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