Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Traumatized Youth for DYCD

The classic training. Let me know if you are interested in attending. 

Here is the Eventbrite registration.

Engaging Traumatized Youth: Understanding and Translating Bahavior as Communication

Target Audience:

This workshop is intended for supervisory and direct line staff working with DYCD-funded youth programs.

Description:

More than two-thirds of children report at least 1 traumatic event by age 16, and 26% of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event before they turn 4. Whether you realize it or not you are working with youth who have experienced a traumatic event.

Have you ever wondered why a student is acting out, being aggressive, or shutting down? Crucial to working effectively with children and youth is an understanding of the impact that trauma has had in the life of a young person, and particularly how that trauma might be impacting behavior. You, as a youth development professional, need to understand that behavioral issues may be the result of ongoing, complex traumatic events that include poverty, violence in the community, domestic violence, or child abuse/neglect, among other sources. By understanding trauma as the potential source of behavior you will gain a greater sense of empathy and compassion, and will start to consider new methods to help youth cope and thrive. Interactive methods, including videos and role play will be used to apply these skills.

Learning Objectives

This in-depth and practical workshop will teach those who work with youth some fundamental concepts in how trauma can impact youth and how to work with traumatized youth. The ultimate goal is to leave participants feeling confident that the small lessons learned may be simple but doable and can have a significant impact on their quality of work and personal satisfaction in doing the work of serving traumatized youth.

  • Understand how trauma impacts a child’s relationship to self, other and the world and potentially all aspects of development.
  • Use knowledge of trauma to most effectively engage youth in productive and on-track behavior
  • To acknowledge the impact of doing this work on helpers and how to care for oneself while caring for others.
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Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

(Re)building Strong Foundations: Trauma-Informed Care in Public Mental Health

Paula Panzer and I are providing the featured presentations for this half-day conference sponsored by the NY Regional Chapters of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists & the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators. We will also join a panel discussion right afterwards, along with Tony Salerno, Anne Tallegrand, and Susan Albamont. 

Location:
Mount Sinai West
1000 Tenth Ave
Conference Room B, 2nd Floor

There is a $15 registration fee. Breakfast and coffee will be served. 

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Overview Training on Trauma for Thrive NYC SMHC Project
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Overview Training on Trauma for Thrive NYC SMHC Project

  • 10 Nathan D Perlman Place New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be helping the Department of Health and Mental Health train the newly formed "School Mental Health Consultants" group who were hired under the Thrive NYC initiative to spread a comprehensive mental health plan for NYC. I'm launching the four month training with two introductory overview trainings on trauma for this group and then providing them with in-depth training on a new platform that I will reveal soon

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Overview Training on Trauma for Thrive NYC SMHC Project
Mar
15
11:00 AM11:00

Overview Training on Trauma for Thrive NYC SMHC Project

  • 10 Nathan D Perlman Place New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be helping the Department of Health and Mental Health train the newly formed "School Mental Health Consultants" group who were hired under the Thrive NYC initiative to spread a comprehensive mental health plan for NYC. I'm launching the four month training with two introductory overview trainings on trauma for this group and then providing them with in-depth training on a new platform that I will reveal soon!

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COMPASS Safety Symposium
Feb
11
9:00 PM21:00

COMPASS Safety Symposium

The Department of Youth and Community Development is hosting a symposium for their Community Board Organizations that provide after-school services in New York City. The symposium’s goal is to re-establish best practices, gain knowledge on regulatory procedures, and build a systematic approach to ensuring safety in our programs. The approach will target three core values of safety: Building a Foundation, Identification, and Implementing Resolutions. 

I will be hosting a workshop on trauma-informed engagement as part of this event. 

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Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Engaging Traumatized Youth: Motivating and Focusing on What's Next

  • 52 Broadway New York, NY, 10004 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a follow-up training to the introductory training on Engaging Traumatized Youth funded through the NYC Dept of Youth and Community Development. In this workshop, participants will practice applying principles in role play of various clinical scenarios. 

Here is a link to the eventbrite page. 

Location: 

UFT
52 Broadway, 19th Floor Rm A
New York, NY 10004

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Dec
4
9:00 AM09:00

Public Education: Moving to a Trauma Informed System

Keith Cruise and I will kick off this conference by giving an overview of traumatic stress. The goal of the conference is to help schools respond more appropriately to traumatized youth and stop atrocities like those shown in the media and curtail the school to prison pipeline. 

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Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

More than Meets the Eye: Recognizing Runaway Homeless Youth Prevention Month

I will be providing the keynote and a workshop on racial trauma for this half-day conference on runaway and homeless youth sponsored by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. All are welcome to attend!

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Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Traumatized Youth Day-Long Training in W Brentwood

  • Pilgrim Psychiatric Center (Bldg 102/Rehab Ctr) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be delivering my standard introductory training on how to work with traumatized youth at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in West Brentwood, NY (Long Island) for the NYS Office of Mental Health. Let me know if you are interested in coming and maybe I can get you in. 

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