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Child Physical Abuse Speaker Series
Responding to Child Physical Abuse in the Cultural Context of the Family
January 13, 2011 (12:30 p.m. PST)
Presenter: Michael de Arellano, PhD, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina; Ruth Campbell, LCSW, NCTSN Affiliate

Dr. de Arellano and Ms. Campbell explore the relationship between physical abuse and socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, racial and/or ethnic background, and gender. Speakers will share strategies for approaching families with different cultural beliefs about their parenting style and use of physical punishment.

Complex Trauma Speaker Series
Mindfulness Interventions of Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A)
January 20, 2011 (10:00 a.m. PST)
Presenter: John Briere, PhD, University of Southern California

Dr. Briere will discuss the mindfulness interventions found within Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCI-A).

Schools and Trauma Speaker Series
Integrating Evidence-Based Practice in School Interventions
January 26, 2011 (12:00 p.m. PST)
Presenters: Judith Thompson, MEd/CAGS, Worcester Public Schools; Reggee McClinton, PhD, Chicago Public Schools; Eugene Thompson, MSW, MSP, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Audra Langley, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Presenters examine ways to integrate evidence-based practice into school interventions.


Schools and Trauma Speaker Series
Trauma-Informed IEPs: Differential Diagnosis and Trauma-informed Assessment in Schools
February 23, 2011 (12:00 p.m. PST)
Presenters: M. Elizabeth Ralston, PhD, The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center; Lisa Nicole Herring, EdD, Student Support Services, Charleston County School District; Ben Atchison, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Western Michigan University

Presenters will discuss trauma-informed assessment in schools, differential diagnosis, and trauma-informed IEPs.


Resilience & Recovery After War: Refugee Children and Families in the United States article logo Bullet IconThe APA Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children and Families Who Are Refugees From Armed Conflict Residing in the United States has released a new report, Resilience & Recovery After War: Refugee Children and Families in the United States. To best address the needs of war-affected children and families, the authors recommend that stakeholders within the sectors of clinical practice, research, education, and public policy be culturally competent and cognizant of the multiple factors influencing their mental health and adjustment to resettlement. Several Network members serve on the taskforce or as external experts. Follow the link to download the Full Report, Executive Summary, and Update for Professionals.
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Bullet IconThe Committee for Children, in its December Second Step E-Newsletter, has announced the release of Steps to Respect Cyber Bullying Prevention Module. By the creators of the well-respected Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum, the five-lesson series builds on Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program. Join (free of charge) the online community to receive the monthly e-newsletter and to access materials for teachers, parents, and students.
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Bullet IconNetwork Members involved in the CATS (Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatments and Services) Consortium published an article in the Journal of Traumatic Stress entitled Implementation of CBT for Youth Affected by the World Trade Center Disaster: Matching need to treatment intensity and reducing trauma symptoms. The article discusses the implications for implementation of cognitive behavioral therapies with traumatized youth after the World Trade Center Disaster.
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Bullet IconYou can still access Research to Practice: Bringing Evidence-Based Practices to Your Organization, a National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare webinar, originally aired on December 14, 2010. Patrick Kanary, Director of the Center for Innovative Practices, College of Public Health, Kent State University, discusses how to successfully identify, select, implement, and sustain evidence-based and evidence-informed practices in real world organizational and community settings. Available as a slide show or, by registering, you can download a recording of the webinar.
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Bullet IconNetwork member Frank Putnam, MD, has written an editorial entitled “Beyond Sticks and Stones” in the December 2010 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry (vol 167, no 12). Dr. Putnam comments on the study by M. H. Teicher (et al.), published in the same issue, on the evidence for an interaction between a child’s age at the time of peer verbal abuse and a range of symptomatic outcomes.
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Bullet IconSay it Quickly: Using an Elevator Speech to Get Noticed
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 (11:00 a.m. PST)
Please join the Communication & Social Marketing Center (CSM Center) on Tuesday, January 18 from 2-3 P.M. ET. This informative Webinar will teach NCTSN members how to succinctly talk about the work they do with legislators, potential funders, and partners, or just about anyone to spark interest in supporting NCTSN members and their programs. Participants will learn how to create a winning elevator speech that highlights their efforts in a compelling and meaningful way. Participants will also hear from NCTSN members, Jacob Ham and Nancy Widdoes, who know the value of using elevator speeches in their work. Save the date on your calendar and join in on Tuesday, January 18. No registration is necessary. The information below will allow you to access the Webinar directly.

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