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Unifying our Efforts & Reducing Trauma for...

 We're sorry, this event is now SOLD OUT.

November 21, 2014, 9am-4:15pm
Napa County Office of Education, 2121 Imola Ave.,Napa

Speaker: Dr. Kristie Brandt

Dr. Kristie Brandt is an internationally known teacher, trainer, and clinician, and director of the Parent-Infant & Child Institute in Napa, CA. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics V.F. at U.C. Davis School of Medicine, a Child Trauma Academy Teaching Fellow, and an endorsed Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist in California. Since 2002, she has directed the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship, a 15-month postgraduate training program for professionals. Dr. Brandt is the lead editor of “Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts & Clinical Practice” (2014), and she earned both her MSN and doctorate at Case Western Reserve University.

Registration fee $15 (includes breakfast/lunch).

As a result of this training, participants will have the ability to -

  1. Describe the legal definition of a child “witnessing” domestic violence;
  2. Discuss the difference between a traumatic event, child trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder;
  3. Describe how to provide immediate support to a child who is in the acute phase of a traumatic event;
  4. Be able to briefly describe the impact of trauma and stress on the epigenome, telomeres, the immune system, neural anatomy, and neural functioning;
  5. Be able to briefly describe attachment from a child’s perspective and the implications in trauma work;
  6. Describe early triggers for child maltreatment;
  7. Have an understanding of the range of biobehavioral signs associated with stress;
  8. Be able to describe the impact of early experiences on lifelong health, well-being, and lifespan;
  9. Explain how safety in a child’s early environment impacts cognitive and motor development;
  10. Be able to construct therapeutic strategies for children that are “trauma informed” and based on neurodevelopmental concepts.

This training will begin with information on the definition and estimates of children exposed to domestic violence, including children who witness and those who are the direct or indirect target of such violence. The essential ingredients for optimal child development, including the impact of early caregiving on epigenetics, neurobiology, and behavior, will be presented as the backdrop for appreciating the impact of traumatic stress on neural development, brain functioning, behavior, and lifelong health and well-being. The concept of attachment will be discussed to develop a better understanding of attachment from a child’s perspective, and the threats to this process that result from domestic violence. These impacts and violence triggers will be discussed to lay the foundation for how best to transform services for families and children in stressful circumstances. Specific neurobiologically and trauma informed trans-disciplinary therapeutic strategies will be presented that promote healing, scaffold loving relationships, help modulate the stress response, and therapeutically support optimal infant-family and early childhood development.

6 Continuing Education Credits

This event is co-sponsored by the Napa Police Department, the Parent-Infant & Child Institute, and The Institute for Continuing Education.  Continuing education credit is offered for the professional disciplines listed below. Credit is awarded on a daily basis with full day attendance required.  Applications for continuing education credit will be available at the training.  If you have questions regarding the program agenda, presenter, learning objectives, or continuing education credit, please contact The Institute for Continuing Education at:  800-557-1950;  FAX:  866-990-1960

SKILLS LEVEL:  Intermediate to Advanced

NBCC/Counseling: The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE) is an NBCC approved continuing education provider and a co-sponsor of this event.  ICE may award NBCC approved clock/contact hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements.  ICE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NBCC Provider No. 5643;

BBS for MFT, LCSW & Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education activities by the California Board of Behavior Sciences. Provider No. PCE 636;

BRN/Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. CEP 12646;

APA/Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is an organization approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. Continuing Education Hours: Those working outside of California and registering for CE hours should check with their state licensing board to assure that CE hours awarded by the Institute for Continuing Education are accepted for license renewal.

Social Work (ACSW): The ICE is recognized as a provider for continuing education activities by the Academy of Certified Social Workers, ACSW Provider 1007;

National Board of Certified Counselors: The ICE is recognized as a provider of continuing education activities by the NBCC Provider 5643;