Complex Trauma in Childhood: A Pervasive and Persistent Problem
Three-Part Live Online Webinar:
Wednesday, May 13, May 20 and May 27, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
NYSED Approved for 6 CE contact hours
Trauma’s complex impact on mind, body and behavior is recognized as a significant public health issue, yet ways to enhance the national workforce’s recognition and response to it lags. This three-day program will help to address this issue, especially for clinicians working with children and adolescents.
Significant rates of trauma exposure occur in childhood. Finkelhor, et. al., found that 57.7% of all U.S. children (equivalent to 42.8 million children) experienced at least one type of potentially traumatizing (PTE) event in the past year (Finkelhor, Turner, Shattuck, & Hamby, 2013). Most children recover from a single exposure to a PTE do not require mental health services. However, studies of clinical populations reveal the occurrence high rates of exposure to multiple traumatic experiences with more than one type of trauma happening to 77% of children and adolescents; 27% who experienced three to four types of trauma; and 31% who experienced five or more types. (Briggs, Fairbank, Greeson et al. (2012).
Accumulation of exposure to different types traumas over time increases the likelihood of finding clinically significant levels of externalizing and internalizing symptoms and behavioral problems in such multiply exposed children and adolescents (Greeson et al., 2014). A closer look reveals that marked disparities in exposure exist by race, class and gender. (NCANDS Child Maltreatment, 2017, Finkelhor, Ormrod, Turner, & Hamby, 2005).
However, 79% of children in need of mental health services do not receive them. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008). Child maltreatment alone was estimated to cost society at least $124 billion per year in 2008 (Fang, Brown, Florence, & Mercy, 2012). All this data speaks to the severity of Complex Trauma in childhood, and how important a 1-day conference on this topic is. Attend this program to learn more.
Participants will gain an understanding of:
- Identify trauma’s symptomatic and developmental impact on children and adolescents in treatment.
- Describe the neurobiological systems for dealing with safety and danger that children and adolescents experience.
- Distinguish how trauma memory differs from typical memory functioning in the children and adolescents in our care.
- Define how to safely take a trauma history during the interview process with children and adolescents.
Robert Abramovitz, MD
Director, National Child Trauma Workforce Institute
Robert Abramovitz, M.D. is the Principal Investigator and Director of the National Child Trauma Workforce Institute at Hunter’s Silberman School of Social Work. Dr. Abramovitz received his Adult and Child Psychiatry training at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and the Yale Child Study Center, where he was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry for 15 years. He is a child trauma specialist whose work focuses on the impact of adversity, violence, poverty, and racism on individuals, communities, and organizations combined with a strong interest in individual and community resilience. His research and publications focus on field effectiveness studies of innovative service programs, academic/community research partnerships and innovative trauma-informed training. As Chief Psychiatrist at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services he founded and directed the Center for Trauma Program Innovation, in 2009, he co-founded and directed the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development and now directs the National Child Trauma Workforce Institute. All of these programs are part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and have received consecutive SAMHSA funding since 2002. In 2002, he received the Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence given by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
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- General Admission: $150.00
- NYU Faculty & Staff: $112.50
- NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $112.50
- NYU Silver Post-Master's Certificate Program Alumni: $140.40
- NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $112.50
- NYU Silver Retired Full Time Faculty: $112.50
- NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $75.00
- Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $100.00
- 3+ from one agency: $112.50 each
- Veterans: $75.00
All discounts are limited and must be applied before the event date.
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- Refund requests made on or before May 6 (by midnight): full refund
- Refund requests made on or before May 11 (by midnight): 50% refund
- Refund requests made on or after May 12: no refund
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