National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Announces Keynotes

 

Washington DC.  The Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. (ATN)  National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools to be held on February 18-20, 2018 at the Washington Hilton will feature these trauma-informed education experts as keynotes:  Susan Craig, PhD, Robert Hull, MA, EdS, and Mona Johnson, EdD.

Dr. Susan Craig, a lifelong advocate of trauma-sensitive education reform, teacher educator, and author of three books on trauma-informed education will present "Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Keeping the Momentum Going" with Melissa Sadin, ATN's schools program director.

 Bob Hull, educator, school psychologist and nationally known presenter and author will present "  Beyond Resilience: The Schools' Role in Developing Post-Traumatic Growth ".

 Dr. Mona Johnson, co-author of The Heart of Learning and Teaching:  Compassion, Resiliency and Academic Success and Director of Student Support for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington State will focus on the topic of Teacher Self-Care.

This Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference is designed to give all educators - teachers, administrators and school personnel - as well as other child-serving professionals, community leaders and parents an opportunity to explore the importance of trauma-informed care in schools and other child-serving environments across the United States.  Through the ACEs studies and neurological research, we now know how significantly early trauma impacts a child’s ability to learn and develop and the importance of addressing the complexities of childhood trauma in schools. 

Hosted by ATN's Creating Trauma-Sensitive School Program of experienced, trauma-informed educators, the conference will feature over 40 workshops covering all aspects of understanding how trauma impacts a child's development and how to design trauma-informed schools and communities that help children impacted by trauma to learn and thrive.

Registration is currently open, with early bird pricing of $395 through December 15, 2017.  Attendees will hear from experienced educators, authors, therapists and more.  www.creatingtraumasensitiveschools.org/conference

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Michael Arenson posted:

Hello,

I am new to the ACEs Connection so perhaps this is not the best place to post this question. I am a medical student in Atlanta, GA and I am doing research on School-Based Health Centers and Trauma-Informed Care. While there is some, it seems as if the literature is fairly limited. Is anyone aware of research being done on this specific area? 

Thank you!

Mike

michael.arenson@emory.edu

Mike - I'm also in Atlanta!  Let's connect.  Feel free to email me at jenniferh@gacfca.org  There is someone here in Atlanta I would love to connect you with on this topic.  

Patricia McManus posted:

Does anyone have information on trama- sensitive child welfare systems that understand the needs for both children and families. My experience in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is that the children receive trauma informed services, but the parents/ families are treated like criminals. Maybe, it is not realistic to expect both. How much more trauma is experienced by the children because of it.

 

Hi Patricia,
Here are a few resources that might provide some of the information you are seeking on "trauma sensitive child welfare systems".    

States Explore Trauma Screening in the Child Welfare System

FREE resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) offers the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, which is available at http://www.nctsnet. org/products/ child-welfare-trauma-training-toolkit-2008.

NCTSN also offers a guide for administrators on using a trauma-informed lens to transform child welfare systems. It is free and can be accessed after creating an account and logging in at http:// www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1769592/

Access-to-Creating-TICW-Systems-A-Guide-for Administrators-CTISP-DI.
For more training resources, visit the NCTSN website at http://www.nctsnet.org/resources/ training-and-education

Karen

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Hello,

I am new to the ACEs Connection so perhaps this is not the best place to post this question. I am a medical student in Atlanta, GA and I am doing research on School-Based Health Centers and Trauma-Informed Care. While there is some, it seems as if the literature is fairly limited. Is anyone aware of research being done on this specific area? 

Thank you!

Mike

michael.arenson@emory.edu

Jennifer, I believe your experience is seen throughout US child welfare systems.  OH is currently focused on improving their child welfare systems practice statewide to be bring a TIC family-centered approach to child welfare cases through their Statewide System Reform Project (SSRP) - funded by OJJDP.  The core of this is through expansion of their Family Drug Treatment Courts (aka Family Dependency Courts etc).  Because 60-80% (or more) of families involved in child welfare cases have a substance use disorder as part of the neglect/abuse allegation, SUDs treatment is needed and a FDTC approach has been shown to be an EBP for family/parent/child outcomes - improving the model with trauma-competent care is the effort underway now.  I'm working with OH on this and would be happy to send you resources and put you in touch with them if you're interested.  Please feel free to reach me at kathleenmwest3@gmail.com.

Patricia McManus posted:

Does anyone have information on trama- sensitive child welfare systems that understand the needs for both children and families. My experience in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is that the children receive trauma informed services, but the parents/ families are treated like criminals. Maybe, it is not realistic to expect both. How much more trauma is experienced by the children because of it.

 

Patricia - I've done a lot of work to help enhance trauma-informed child welfare practices in several states around the country.  I haven't worked directly in WI, but I am happy to chat with you more about what different states are doing, or working on.  I can also direct you to some online resources.  Send me an email and let's connect!  jenniferh@gacfca.org 

Does anyone have information on trama- sensitive child welfare systems that understand the needs for both children and families. My experience in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is that the children receive trauma informed services, but the parents/ families are treated like criminals. Maybe, it is not realistic to expect both. How much more trauma is experienced by the children because of it.

 

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