Trauma-Informed Approach: Creating Organizations that Empower Children to Thrive (Luncheon Lecture)
Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Trauma-Informed Approach: Creating Organizations that Empower Children to Thrive (Luncheon Lecture)

Trauma-Informed Approach: Creating Organizations that Empower Children to Thrive

Brianna Twombley, LMSW, Manager of Trauma-Informed Care at Starfish Family Services

Organizations can adopt a systems-wide approach that is grounded in an understanding of trauma and empowers children to thrive. This presentation will discuss the importance of having, and highlight, the key components of a trauma-informed approach.

This lecture is eligible for 2 Social Work Clock Hours.

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Cheers for Children Oktoberfest
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Cheers for Children Oktoberfest

Join us for an unforgettable evening filled to the brim with great music, mouthwatering food, and delectable beer. The majority of your ticket price is tax-deductible and all of the proceeds from the event go towards funding our child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Click here to get your tickets today!

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"Bad" Behavior: Facilitating Healthier Choices Through a Trauma-Informed Lens (Luncheon Lecture)
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

"Bad" Behavior: Facilitating Healthier Choices Through a Trauma-Informed Lens (Luncheon Lecture)

"Bad” Behavior: Facilitating Healthier Choices Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Kirk Lowis, M.A., CTP-E, Director of Youth Programs, Portage Community Center, Portage, MI

This interactive workshop will explore the context behind “bad” behavior so that we can better help kids and ourselves. Learn more effective strategies which consider the roles that chronic stress and trauma play in challenging behaviors. Gain a better understanding of how to distinguish between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so that we can build resiliency in children, youth, and ourselves.

This lecture is eligible for 2 Social Work Contact Hours.

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A Roadmap to Healing: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Depression and Anxiety (Luncheon Lecture)
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

A Roadmap to Healing: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Depression and Anxiety (Luncheon Lecture)

A Roadmap to Healing: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Depression and Anxiety

Melissa Jodoin LMSW, Outpatient Program Supervisor, Starfish Family Services

Understanding the complexity of impact that trauma has on children and youth can provide us with a powerful platform when addressing its adverse effect. Recognizing behaviors that may be attributed to a child experiencing trauma, as well as exploring the intersect between trauma, anxiety, and depression, is essential in creating a roadmap to healing. A range of trauma-informed interventions to help cultivate resiliency-building will also be given.

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What Has Happened to You, and How Can I Help? Insights on Grief and Loss from a Trauma-Informed Approach (Luncheon Lecture
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

What Has Happened to You, and How Can I Help? Insights on Grief and Loss from a Trauma-Informed Approach (Luncheon Lecture

What Has Happened to You, and How Can I Help? Insights on Grief and Loss from a Trauma-Informed Approach

Polly Gipson Ph.D., Director, Trauma and Grief Clinic, Michigan Medicine

This workshop will provide learners with information about the signs and symptoms of trauma and grief reactions experienced by youth. Assessment and intervention strategies aligned with the Trauma-Informed Model of Care will be shared.

This lecture is eligible for 2 Social Work Clock Hours.

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Annual Conference: Secondary Trauma - Healing the Healer
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Conference: Secondary Trauma - Healing the Healer

Working with children who have been traumatized can be emotional, stressful, and often draining, leading to secondary trauma for human service professionals. This workshop, presented by Felecia Berry, LMSW deals with the impact of being exposed to stress, distress, and trauma as they affect the resilience of the “helping” professional. Participants will learn about the dynamics of secondary trauma, selfcare strategies, and a framework for helping workers cope with secondary trauma. This includes the monitoring and assessment of burnout, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and hardships in a distressed environment. This workshop will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

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Resilience Movie Screening
Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Resilience Movie Screening

  • 1335 East Michigan Avenue Saline, MI, 48176 USA (map)
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Reserve your seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/washtenaw-resilience-tickets-39561252772

The Michigan ACE Initiative, together with the Exchange Club of Washtenaw County and other local community partners invite you to a screening of this award-winning documentary. RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators & communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction & disease. This film is a must-see for anyone who parents or works with disadvantaged youth, or youth who have experienced trauma.

For more information on the documentary visit http://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

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SafeTALK
Oct
23
4:00 PM16:00

SafeTALK

  • Washtenaw Intermediate School District (map)
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SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Register here.

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Michigan Statewide Conference: Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment & Treatment
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Michigan Statewide Conference: Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment & Treatment

  • Inn at St. John's Plymouth (map)
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The Michigan Medicine Child Protection Team and the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Conference Planning Committee welcome you to the 36th Annual Michigan Statewide Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment on October 23 and 24, 2017 at The Inn at St. John’s Conference Center in Plymouth, MI.

This 2-day conference features noted national and Michigan experts who will address a range of topics in the field of child abuse prevention, assessment, and treatment. In addition to the keynote presentations and plenary session, attendees will have a choice of over 30 workshops focusing on recent advances and best practices in the areas of prevention, medical issues, child advocacy, and law enforcement.

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SafeTALK
Oct
9
4:00 PM16:00

SafeTALK

  • Washtenaw Intermediate School District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Register here.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Learning Resource Center (map)
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Time: Thursday and Friday from 12:00 – 4:30pm

Location: Learning Resource Center

Cost: $20 per class – includes participant manual

4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
***8 CEU hours available for licensed social workers with a valid license number***
***8 SCECH hours available for those with a valid license***
(For SCECH hours, please include a check for $10 payable to the WISD.)

Contact zandera@ewashtenaw.org to register.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid  
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Adult Mental Health First Aid  

  • Learning Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: Thursday and Friday from 12:00 – 4:30pm

Location: Learning Resource Center

Cost: $20 per class – includes participant manual

4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
***8 CEU hours available for licensed social workers with a valid license number***
***8 SCECH hours available for those with a valid license***
(For SCECH hours, please include a check for $10 payable to the WISD.)

Contact zandera@ewashtenaw.org to register.

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