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National Child Traumatic Stress Network e-Bulletin October 2010


Beyond the Grant: Planning for Long-Term Sustainability
In this workshop, staff of the Finance Project offer guidance to Network members and other nonprofits who serve children and families. Victoria Wegener and Kate Vaughan outline the eight key elements of sustainability that program directors need to know and describe the planning and self-assessment tools and resources available on the NCTSN website.
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The Hope of Family Focused Interventions for Child Physical Abuse
Using the case of one family that sought treatment, this powerful video outlines the causes and consequences of child abuse and describes how family-focused interventions can help families make a new beginning. Produced in partnership with the Physical Abuse Collaborative Group.
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Are You Trying to Keep Up with the Literature on Child Traumatic Stress?
NCTSN Topic Alerts can keep you informed about the latest articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on child traumatic stress. NCTSN Topic Alerts delivers a free monthly email to subscribers with full publication details (including citations and abstracts) of recent additions to PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress).
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NEW Learning Center Search Feature!
Search the NCTSN Learning Center for speakers and topics that interest you. The Search Presentation Database offers on-demand over 100 speakers and 90 presentations with CE credit. Just type in a speaker’s name or a topic keyword to start viewing.
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Partnering with Youth and Families in Trauma Settings Speaker Series
Compensation for Family and Youth Involvement: Why it's critical
October 12, 2010 (9:00 a.m. PDT)
Presenters: Kay Connors, LCSW-C, University of Maryland; Vikki Rompala, LCSW, Chicago Child Trauma Center, IL; Korla Williams and Christina Adams, Consumers

Organizations often face the challenges of diminishing resources and wanting to make funding stretch. When trauma-focused programs and organizations collaborate with youth and families, they face questions about compensation for these youth and families. Presenters will address practical ways that two organizations approached the issue of compensation in their partnering with youth and families, and give an overview of resources that may be available and beneficial in determining the funding policies and approaches within an organization. Two consumer presenters will discuss how compensation has affected the process of involvement.

Military Families Learning Community Master Speaker Series
Trauma, Loss, and Moral Injury: Applying the Lessons of Combat Psychiatry to the Care of Children and Families
October 19, 2010 (10:00 a.m. PDT)
Presenter: William Nash, MD, Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy (Ret.)

William P. Nash, MD, has completed nearly thirty years of active military service, retiring as Captain in the US Navy Medical Corps. Dr. Nash will discuss the combat/operational stress continuum (COSC) and Combat/Operational Stress First Aid (COSFA) in the US Navy and US Marine Corps.

Schools and Trauma Speaker Series
Sudden Death On a School Campus: Impact and Response
October 27, 2010 (9:00 a.m. PDT)
Presenters: Joshua Kaufman, LCSW, Los Angeles Unified School District School Mental Health Services; Robin Goodman, PhD, ATR-BC, A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Bereavement Center; Petra Galindo, LCSW, Los Angeles Unified School District School Mental Health Services

NCTSN's School Committee and Child Traumatic Grief Committee collaborate to discuss the impact of sudden death on children and the school community. Presenters will suggest best practices in the areas of prevention, response, and recovery; school staff support; and self-care.

Network Affiliate Needs Our Votes!

The Pepsi Refresh Project has accepted The UMDNJ-SOM CARES Institute’s proposal to develop a new, free Web-based training course to train mental health professionals in an effective, evidence-based treatment approach for families at-risk for violence. The final funding decision will be determined by a popular vote.

The CARES Institute needs your votes! You must vote before October 31, 2010!
(WARNING: You can vote once a day. DO NOT vote more than once a day, or The CARES Institute will be disqualified.)

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*The CARES Institute of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine



Bullet IconFOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry has designated the article Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid-Term Mass Trauma Intervention: Empirical Evidence as one of the most influential articles in psychiatry in the last four- year cycle. Congratulations to the members of the NCTSN and its Advisory Board who contributed to this manuscript.
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Bullet IconThe Rand Corporation has just released Support for Students Exposed to Trauma: The SSET Program. Designed to be implemented by school teachers or counselors, SSET promotes training principals and staff, including “any school personnel with the time and interest to work with students affected by trauma.” The authors, Lisa H. Jaycox, Audra K. Langley, and Kristin L. Dean, present a comprehensive package comprised of the Group Leader Training Manual, Lesson Plans, and Lesson Materials and Worksheets. The National Institute of Mental Health sponsored the project.
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Military Families Learning Community Master Speaker Series
US Air Force Culture/ Keesler AFB Collaboration with NCTSN Site in Gulfport
November 16, 2010 (10:00 a.m. PDT)
Presenter: Major Eric M. Flake MD, Chief, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Keesler Air Force Base, MS

Major Eric Flake will provide an overview of US Air Force culture, impact of combat and deployment on military children, and a description of current mental health programs to support military families and children.

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