Preventing and Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19

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About the Series:

The webinars in this series use case examples and dialogue between experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) to address critical questions that mental health providers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Via telehealth, providers are getting a glimpse into clients’ home lives and they are encountering complex family interactions all during a time of stress and danger, with community supports challenged to respond.

 

Experts devoted the first segment of each hour-long session to a specific topic and then addressed questions submitted by registrants. Access to recordings of the presentations and additional resources for each session, including an FAQ document, is available below.


NCTSN presenters help providers - even those not accustomed to working with children or families - with practical answers to questions such as:

  • How to normalize stress and concerns about safety during this time?
  • How to identify risk factors and signs of violence?
  • How to assess level of risk, taking into consideration other family situations and dynamics?
  • How to identify intervention points and work in partnership with families to prevent escalation of violence?
  • What are child safety principles and practical strategies for maintaining safety?
  • How to support conversations with parents and children about violence?

 

Participants in this series will:

  • Learn from case examples depicting complex family scenarios
  • Apply a trauma-informed lens to families at risk for conflict and violence
  • Identify risk and protective factors and apply this information to intervene with families
  • Apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to work with families under stress
  • Understand Secondary Traumatic Stress and consider their own STS levels and potential self-care strategies
  • Appraise the current context of community systems response

 

Certificates of attendance were provided to all who attended at least 50% (30 minutes) of the live webinar. CEUs are not available for these sessions. If you attended a live session and have not received a certificate of attendance by August 18, 2020, please contact email Jessica Gonzalez at jegonzalez@stanford.edu 


Resources and Webinar Archive:

Supporting Families of Young Children at Risk for Ongoing Domestic Violence (Session 1) | July 14, 2020

Presenters:

  • Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Child Trauma Research Program, University of California, San Francisco, Early Trauma Treatment Network
  • Dr. Carla Stover, Yale Child Study Center

 

Watch the recording and download the slides here.

 

Additional resources:

 

To access additional resources shared during the live webinar, view our FAQ document here.


"Keeping it in the Family:" Addressing Family Conflict in the Time of COVID-19 (Session 2) | July 21, 2020

Presenters:

  • Vikki Rompala, LCSW, Affiliate of NCTSN, Rush University Medical Center
  • Laurel Kiser, PhD, MBA, University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine

 

Watch the recording and download the slides here.

 

Additional resources:

 

To access additional resources shared during the live webinar, view our FAQ document here.


Minimizing Risk for Conflict/Coercion in Families with School-Age Children (Session 3) | July 28, 2020

Presenters:

  • David J. Kolko, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
  • Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW, NC Child Treatment Program, Center for Child and Family Health, Duke University

 

Watch the recording and download the slides here.

 

Additional resources:

 

To access additional resources shared during the live webinar, view our FAQ document here.


When the Monsters Live with Us: Reflections on the Intersection of Structural Inequities, COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence and its impact on Young Children in Latin American Families (en español) (Session 4) | August 11, 2020

Presenters:

  • Carmen Rosa Noroña, LICSW, MSW, MS. Ed., IECMH-E®, Child Witness to Violence Project
  • Wanda Vargas, Ph.D., New York Presbyterian Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center

 

Watch the recording and download the slides here.

 

Additional resources:

 

To access additional resources shared during the live webinar, view our FAQ document here.


The MHTTC Network has also partnered with the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health for a 3-part webinar series on intimate partner violence, Working at the Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health launching on July 8. Learn more here.

Questions? Please email Jessica Gonzalez at jegonzalez@stanford.edu 


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