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When “No” is Not Enough: Information on Teen Sexual Assault
Friday, April 24, 2015
9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT
Learning Center Webinar
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Presenters: Judith Cohen, MD, Allegheny General Hospital; Roy Van Tassell, LPC, Cenpatico; Susana Rivera, Ph.D, SCAN, Inc.
In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please join us for an important webinar in which presenters will discuss both the sexual assault that occurs within the context of ongoing relationships AND the sexual assault that occurs in a one-time interaction (e.g., at a party, among casual acquaintances, or with friends who are not in an ongoing intimate/romantic relationship). Presenters include a mother who will speak about her LGBTQ daughter’s experiences of sexual assault at school as well as their participation in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Are you someone who wants to use this curriculum and would like to talk to someone who has already “been there and done that”?
Are you someone who wonders if there are different ways to conduct group activities?
What about someone who is in the thick of implementing groups and would like to know more about identifying co-facilitators?
Are you using the curriculum and willing to share your own lessons learned?
Or, are you someone who is trying to expand the reach of the curriculum?
If so, this is your call!
Active implementers and those getting ready to implement the RPC are encouraged to call in to share or just listen! This is a forum to have candid discussions on your experience planning and/or using the curriculum with the goal of shared improvements. - See more at: http://learn.nctsn.org/course/view.php?id=67#sthash.JqyukjeE.dpuf
Connecting Leaders, Impacting Communities & Sustaining Programs: Strengthening the National Torture Treatment Network
Monday, April 27, 2015 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The National Partnership for Community Training is a partnership between the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma & the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture.
As programs are created, expanded and optimized with ever-shrinking resources, it is critical that refugee service and torture treatment providers address not only holistic practices in refugee mental health, but also the components of building and expanding sustainable programs and networks both regional and national.
The National Partnership for Community Training in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law's Human Rights Clinic invites you to a 2-day National Symposium during which leading experts in the field will introduce and demonstrate tools and techniques for creating robust torture treatment and refugee mental health programs.
The Symposium will address considering non- traditional program structures, implementing meaningful partnerships, and integrating clinical and legal approaches, while experts will also address current thematic issues in torture treatment, such as working with interpreters and designing orientation curricula.
As providers, we have a responsibility to be aware of what is working for our colleagues and clients in the field. Not only is it imperative for direct services, it also informs advocacy efforts, grant proposals and community, regional, and national responses to the refugee, asylum seeker, and asylee experience.
CWLA’s 2015 National Conference, Advancing Excellence through Innovation & Collaboration
Monday, April 27, 2015 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
The foundation and framework for Excellence in Child Welfare is achieving the vision that all children will grow up safely, in loving families and supportive communities, with everything they need to flourish—and with connections to their culture, ethnicity, race, language and sexual identity. CWLA encourages and supports innovative approaches and multi-system collaborations that have improved the well-being and success of children, youth, and families who are most vulnerable. CWLA advocates for best policies and practices, and encourages building strategic alliances that result in improved outcomes.
The CWLA 2015 National Conference will engage stakeholders and partners whose efforts, contributions, and standards improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. Presentations will showcase those policies, programs, practices, research, and collaborations that are aligned with the Core Principles of the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare.
Join us for sessions featuring promising practices, programs and strategies; effective engagement, partnership and collaboration; challenges and opportunities related to safety and prevention; innovations in leadership, workforce development and quality improvement; and evidence-based practice and research.
Check out the conference registration program posted here. Use the links above to register online and review additional information on speakers, workshops and training opportunities. And be sure to check back for updates!
Minnesota Statewide Conference on Traumatic Stress in Children & Families: Using and adapting evidence-based interventions to help children and families
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Abi Gewirtz
9:00 am – 10:30 am Cultural adaptations: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Dr. Judith Cohen, Medical Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break/Networking
11:00 am – 11:30 am Delivering evidence-based interventions in cultural communities: Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, Brakins Consulting & Psychological, Golden Valley, MN
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Family Consumer Panel: Moderator: Sue Abderholden, NAMI-MN
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Wrap-up: Dr. Chris Bray
Those who attend the conference in person will be provided a continental breakfast. Those who will view the conference via livestream will be sent instructions closer to the conference date. A certificate of attendance will be provided to submit to licensing boards.