Upcoming Training and Events

Comprehensive Approaches to Trauma Resiliency: Working with Children Exposed to Family Violence

Friday, May 17, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm
Double Tree by Hilton
Bristol, CT

CEUs & CACs Pending

Free of cost!

Unfortunately this event is FULL. However, you may click on the registration button below to be added to the wait list.

This one day conference will feature national and local experts exploring comprehensive approaches to working with children exposed to family violence with a particular focus on the dynamics of trauma, mental health, and culture. It will offer strategies and tools for advocates and helping professionals who wish to build capacity for supporting trauma resiliency in children. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • Experiences of adults exposed to domestic violence as children
  • Trauma-informed approaches to working with families involved in the legal system
  • Trauma effects on infant and maternal health
  • Advocacy tools for working with families in the LGBT community
  • The co-occurrence of domestic violence, mental and trauma within Latino families
  • The intersection of youth exposure to domestic violence and the increased risk of trafficking
  • The Connecticut Trauma Screen
  • The co-occurrence of family and community violence

 

Keynote Presentations Include:

The Voices and Experiences of Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Lessons to Advance our Work
Casey Keene, MSW, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Community and Family Violence: Where Does It Start and End?
Dr. Jody Adewale


Morning Workshops Choices:

Workshop 1:  A Trauma Informed Approach to Working with Families Involved in the Legal System
Jodie Oshana, JD, PhD, The Children's Law Center

This workshop will discuss how attendees can work with families around navigating the legal system in a trauma informed and sensitive manner.

Workshop 2:  Understanding Trauma’s Effects on Infant and Maternal Health
Kimberly Martini-Carvell, MA, Help Me Grow Program

This workshop will explore the various effects that trauma can have on infant and maternal health. Attendees will be provided tools on building resiliency for this population as well as understanding the signs of exposure to trauma.

Workshop 3:  It Takes a Village, People!  Advocacy Tools for Working with Children and Families within the LGBTQ Community
Katelyn Owens, Triangle Community Center

This workshop will address trauma-informed practices when working with LGBT families who are experiencing domestic violence.  Attendees will be provided with strength-based, trauma-informed tools for working with these families.

Workshop 4:  Culture Counts: Working with Latino Families Impacted by Domestic Violence
Rocio Chang-Angulo, PsyD, UConn Health Center

This workshop will provide an understanding of the co-occurrence of mental, health, trauma, and domestic violence within Latino families, recognizing that culture is often utilized as a form of resiliency.


Afternoon Workshops Choices:

Workshop 5:  Evidence-Based Treatment: an Overview of Some Trauma-Focused Options
Diana Perry, PhD, Children's Health and Development Institute

This training will focus on the evidence based interventions currently being utilized in Connecticut and also link attendees to these services.  This includes the Connecticut Trauma Screen as used when making referrals.

Workshop 6:  The Intersection of Youth Trafficking and Family Violence
Yvette Young, LPC, The Village for Children and Families

This workshop will take a deeper dive into understanding the crossroads between family violence exposure and the increased risk of trafficking.  Attendees will be provided an overview of trafficking in Connecticut as well as resources to working with trafficked use from a strength based perspective.

Workshop 7:  It Takes a Village, People!  Advocacy Tools for Working with Children and Families within the LGBTQ Community
Katelyn Owens, Triangle Community Center

This workshop will address trauma-informed practices when working with LGBT families who are experiencing domestic violence.  Attendees will be provided with strength-based, trauma-informed tools for working with these families.

Workshop 8:  Culture Counts: Working with Latino Families Impacted by Domestic Violence
Rocio Chang-Angulo, PsyD, UConn Health Center

This workshop will provide an understanding of the co-occurrence of mental, health, trauma, and domestic violence within Latino families, recognizing that culture is often utilized as a form of resiliency.

For questions or more information, please contact Children's Center Training Core Lead, Kelly Annelli at 860.282.7899 or kannelli@ctcadv.org.

Other Available Trainings

The Center's staff is available to provide training to your organization upon request. Below is a sample of available trainings, but please contact us if there is a specific topic you would like covered as we may be able to accommodate your request. Please use the form on the Contact Us page to request a training. Fees are negotiable.

Trauma Informed Recommendations for Working with Children Exposed to DV

Exposure to domestic violence is a potent traumatic stressor for children, often adversely affecting their physical and emotional health. However, caring adults can help children heal and thrive. This training will help guide children’s advocates in their daily work with mothers and families. These recommendations are drawn from a review of core components of evidence-based therapeutic intervention models for children exposed to domestic violence including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child and Parent Psychotherapy, and the Kid’s Club.

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence and Exposure to Children

Do you want to improve your capacity to serve children who have experienced trauma in the home?  Tis training will provide an overview of the impact of violence on children and families and how to identify resources and supports for those in need.  Participants will learn to identify different types of domestic violence and the power and control dynamic, how children are exposed and the impact the violence has on them.

Little Children, Big Challenges

Young children face new challenges at every age and stage—that's why it's so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle whatever may come their way…and will just keep getting stronger.  Little Children, Big Challenges, Sesame Workshop’s resilience initiative, aims to help children build self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and emotional tools they need to cope with adversity. Resilient children have the ability not only to overcome difficult situations (such as bullying, divorce, sibling rivalry, and relocation) but also to learn from and be strengthened by challenges throughout their lives.