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6th Biennial Trauma Conference-- “Addressing Trauma across the Lifespan: Responding to Modern Day Threats and Social Discord"

Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Description: 

Modern Day Threats such as domestic terrorism, sex trafficking, and cyberbullying can lead to traumatic experiences. Social Discord stemming from division between groups and differences of opinion is on the rise. This often produces on-going tension or hostility, which in turn, can lead to discriminatory actions against immigrants, refugees, and racial minorities. Additionally, there are vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, undocumented minors and LGBTQ, who are at heightened risk for multiple exposures to trauma. In order to address these concerns, evidence supported and contemporary interventions that can be used in either a conventional office or community setting are essential. Collaborative efforts among professionals and community members are also needed with a focus on raising awareness of the impact of these threats on society’s mental health with the ultimate goal of promoting and cultivating individual, family and community resilience. The 6th Biennial Trauma conference sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute is an opportunity for individuals working in direct service,public policy, management and/or advocacy to improve service delivery and gain knowledge about how modern day threats and social discord impact specific populations.

Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Child Serving Professionals and Paraprofessionals, Criminal Justice Professionals, Faith‐Based Providers, Medical and/or Forensic Professionals, Community Service Providers, Military Providers, Members of Community Organizations, Organizational Leaders, Citizens Providing Community Services.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Psychologists - Kennedy Krieger Institute is an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Up to 13.5 CE Credits will be granted to licensed psychologists. No conflicts of interest have been identified (this includes commercial support & research grants/funding).

Social Workers - The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a provider of continuing education. This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers to offer 13.5 CE credits. Approval #886519563-5453

Licensed Certified Professional Counselors - This training qualifies for Continuing Education Units accepted by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors. Application as an authorized sponsor of continuing education credits for licensed certified professional counselors has been made to the National Board for Certified Counselors.

FOCUS Family Resilience Enhancement Program (Families OverComing Under Stress) training

Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 
8:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: 
Chicago
Sponsoring Agency: 
IL - Children's Research Triangle
Description: 

Overview of Training: This training is designed to provide basic training in the FOCUS Family Resilience Enhancement Program to mental health providers who have some experience working with families. By the end of the 3-day training, participants will be able to begin seeing families using the FOCUS model. The training will primarily focus on practical instruction on how to conduct the sessions outlined in the FOCUS manual. Brief descriptions of the sessions will be followed by demonstration of key skills and then practice in small groups.

All applicants must attend the full three-day training and bring a printed copy of the FOCUS manual that will be sent electronically to all participants. We will accept only individuals and teams from facilities that can commit to implementing FOCUS right away, supported by the training team with monthly telephone clinical and implementation consultation, fidelity tracking, and outcome measures.

Description of the FOCUS Family Program: The FOCUS Program is a brief program for families contending with single or multiple trauma or loss events. It has been used widely as a stand-alone family intervention or as an adjunct to other individual, family or group services. Developed by a team from the UCLA and Harvard Medical Schools, the FOCUS Program provides a structured approach for joining with traditional and non-traditional families, crafting shared goals, and then working with parents, children and the entire family to bridge communication, practice specific skills that support family resilience, and make meaning out of traumatic experiences. An important way that FOCUS accomplishes these goals is by eliciting narrative timelines from each family member that capture their unique experiences, attributions, and concerns. In family sessions children and parents are then guided to share their stories and questions in a manner that promotes a shared understanding of what the family has been through, an appreciation of the unique needs of individu l family members, and the skills needed to talk about difficult issues and collaboratively problem solve and create a meaningful path forward.

The FOCUS program has been administered to hundreds of thousands of military family members over the past seven years and has been implemented in a wide range of civilian community, medical, clinical and school settings. It is especially recommended for families within the child welfare, juvenile justice, medical and military systems. Research has repeatedly confirmed that families participating in this brief program report reductions in distress and symptomatic behaviors for both parents and children and increases in child pro-social behaviors and family resilient processes.

The cost of the training is $500, including the initial 3-day training and 10 months of follow-up consultation.

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Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment (ATTACh) 29TH Annual Conference

Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
Location: 
Denver, CO
Sponsoring Agency: 
Denver Marriott Tech Center
Description: 
Can’t miss innovative training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment.
Conference Tracks:
Intermediate and advanced therapeutic training Child welfare/social services Educators Parents and caregivers Sensory/occupational therapy.
Key Note speakers:
Dr. Peter Levine Dr. Jaiya John Dr. Pat Ogden

International Resilience Summit 2017

Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Sponsoring Agency: 
The National Resilience Institue
Description: 

The National Resilience Institue will host the 4th annual Building Human Resilience Summit in Chicago. Our three tracks will be Student Resilience, Military-Connected Resilience, and Community Resilience. Please find attached our agenda. Our website is 2017resiliencesummit.com

How to put trauma-informed care into practice, within a primary care and a broader, health system setting

Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Sponsoring Agency: 
Center for Health Care Strategies
Description: 

The Center for Health Care Strategies is conducting a two-part webinar series focusing on how to put trauma-informed care into practice, within a primary care and a broader, health system setting. The Center for Youth Wellness’ founder and CEO, Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris will join Dr. Edward Machtinger of the Women’s HIV Program at the University of California, San Francisco, as featured presenters during the first webinar, which will focus on adult and pediatric primary care. See below for dates and registration details.

Part I: Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Settings October 16, 2017, 1:00–2:30 pm ET

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Part II: Implementing Trauma-Informed Care into Organizational Culture and Practice October 30, 2017, 12:30–2:00 pm ET

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ITCT-A

Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Oakland, CA
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Southern California (Briere)
Description: 

ITCT -Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma

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