Supporting Resilience: Culturally Sensitive & Developmentally Appropriate Assessment & Interventions from Infancy to Adolescence, Part 7: Assessing for Trauma: Exposure & Impact
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This is Part 7 of 9 of the Supporting Resilience in Children & Youth learning series.
This 2-hour workshop is the seventh in the Supporting Resilience for Children and Youth series. This presentation focus specifically on the assessment of trauma in children and teens. In doing so, we will discuss how to assess for trauma exposure, the limitations and utility of the ACE scale for different racial and SES groups, and the best practice in asking about trauma with children. We will explore ways to assess for impact and highlight a few trauma screeners for use with children and teens that all clinicians can employ.
- Explain why it’s important to assess for exposure to adversity and trauma, and impact on functioning to guide treatment
- Learn strategies to assess for trauma exposure, including why ACEs screening is limited in clinical practice and what to do about it
- Identify strategies to assess for trauma
Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.
Carmela J. DeCandia, PsyD, is a licensed clinical child psychologist who has dedicated her career to advancing best practices and policies to support vulnerable children and families, and to improve the systems which serve them. In practice for nearly 30 years, her primary work focuses on building trauma-informed systems of care. Her specialties include: child and adolescent development, family homelessness, addressing the impact of traumatic stress, program development and systems change, neurodevelopmental testing and family assessment. A compassionate clinician and effective leader, she is nationally recognized as a writer, advocate, and public speaker. She has led direct service and national agencies including St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center and The National Center on Family Homelessness. Currently, Dr. DeCandia is the Owner and President of Artemis Associates, LLC where she provides training and consultation to organizations to enhance resilience for children, families, and their providers. In addition, she maintains a clinical practice in neurodevelopmental and psychological testing of children at Strong Roots Counseling center, and is the Principal Investigator on a NICHD funded project to develop the screening instrument - NEST Early Childhood. Dr. DeCandia has published extensively in academic journals and educational reports, and lectures on lifespan development and psychological testing at Boston College Graduate school in Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology. For her work, she was named the recipient of the 2016 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award by Antioch University.
The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.