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National Child Traumatic Stress Network e-Bulletin May 2011

NEW ON THE NCTSN WEBSITE

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event logo National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is just around the corner on May 3, 2011. To assist you in planning your observance, we have the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2011 Resource Packet for NCTSN Members to suggest ideas, tips, and resources for this special day, as well as, the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2011 Webinar available for viewing. This year’s theme, Building Resilience for Young Children Dealing with Trauma, is extremely relevant to the powerful work you do every day.

NOW for Researchers
Before You Write – Search, Retrieve and Organize
Cathryn Chiesa, our Resource Librarian at the National Center, has developed a presentation that provides an overview on how to design, refine, and execute a search strategy for online literature searching, delivers information on NCTSN products and services, and provides resources for software programs to help you organize your search retrieval. The presentation will be helpful to Network members as well as to anyone doing online literature searching.


NEW ON THE NCTSN LEARNING CENTER

Child Physical Abuse Speaker Series
Empowering Families Through Evidence-Based Interventions 2: Family and Community Strategies
May 12, 2011 (10:00 a.m. PDT)
Presenters: Melissa Runyon, PhD, CARES Institute, UMDNJ SOM; Cynthia Swenson, PhD, Family Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Presenters will describe evidence-based interventions aimed at empowering families, including strategies for the family and for the community.

Family Systems Speaker Series
Families with Complex Adaptations to Trauma
May 23, 2011 (10:00 a.m. PDT)
Presenters: Laurel Kiser, PhD, MBA, University of Maryland, School of Medicine; Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Joseph Spinazzola, PhD, Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute

Presenters will discuss families with complex adaptations to trauma and ideas for treatment.

NOTEWORTHY RESOURCES

Bullet IconNetwork Member Frank Putnam has a featured article in Development and Psychopathology (Volume 23, Issue 2). The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Female Development: Lessons from a Multigenerational, Longitudinal Research Study discusses the research design and findings of a 23-year longitudinal study of the impact of intrafamilial sexual abuse on female development. The complex network of findings, implications for optimal treatments are elucidated. Translational aspects of extending observational research into clinical practice are discussed in terms that will likely have a sustained impact on several major public health initiatives.
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Bullet IconThe U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services have jointly released, Evidence-Based Practices for Children Exposed to Violence: A Selection from Federal Databases. The publication summarizes findings from federal reviews of research studies and program evaluations to help communities improve outcomes for children exposed to violence. It cites evidence-based practices that practitioners and policymakers can use to implement prevention services and activities for these children.
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Child-Centered Practices for the Courtroom and Community: A Guide to Working Effectively with Young Children and Their Families in the Child Welfare System book cover Bullet IconNetwork Member Joy Osofsky is among the group of authors for Child-Centered Practices for the Courtroom and Community: A Guide to Working Effectively with Young Children and Their Families in the Child Welfare System. This guidebook has practical, real-world answers professionals need as they navigate the complex child welfare system, work with the courts, and plan interventions and treatment so that they can provide the best possible services and supports to the most vulnerable young children and families.
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COMING NEXT MONTH

Child Physical Abuse Speaker Series
Assessment of Child Physical Abuse 1: Medical Perspectives
June 16, 2011 (10:30 a.m. PDT)
Presenter: Farah Brink, MD, National Children’s Hospital

Dr. Brink will discuss the medical perspectives of assessing child physical abuse.

Family Systems Speaker Series
Components of Family Informed Trauma Treatment
June 17, 2011 (10:00 a.m. PDT)
Presenters: Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Laurel Kiser, PhD, MBA, University of Maryland, School of Medicine; Fred Strieder, PhD, University of Maryland School of Social Work; Elizabeth Thompson, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Presenters will describe the varying components of family informed trauma treatment.

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