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Don’t want to wait until October 2022 for the next biannual Trauma & Recovery Conference? Join the Connecticut Women’s Consortium on October 18th and 19th, 2021 at Uplifting Voices:Conversations on Trauma & Recovery with the Consortium. Spanning 2 days, this virtual event will bring together experts in the field of behavioral health to continue to explore the realities of trauma as it manifests through individual and community experiences whilst simultaneously acknowledging the multiple pathways to recovery. Join us as we strive to push the boundaries of traditional trauma treatment and expand the definition of recovery, creating comprehensive, inclusive systems of care.
The Connecticut Women's Consortium strives to provide the best quality behavioral health education across all platforms. As with any online activity, the quality of our virtual trainings is heavily dependent on participants' individual internet connectivity; if available to you, we strongly suggest hard-wiring to your internet connection for the duration of the training. In addition, we urge you to access your virtual training utilizing a laptop or desktop computer, as mobile devices such as smart phones and iPads may lead to a diminished experience. All virtual courses count toward your in-person continuing education credit. The link to attend as well as any relevant handouts will be emailed to registered participants 2 business days ahead of the training. In purchasing a virtual training, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the information above.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Acknowledging Trauma and Building Resilience in School CommunitiesKristin Wilson, MA, LPC, CCTP, CYTBoth students and school professionals are currently experiencing high levels of trauma and collective trauma—and male adolescents are among the groups most negatively impacted. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the differences in the ways males and females experience and manifest trauma, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma response.
The Three C's of Supporting Child's Healing From Domestic Violence VictimizationBeth Ann MorhardtChildren who have been victimized by a perpetrator of Domestic Violence in their own homes, have been robbed of a security and peace most of us take for granted. As they begin to heal they need adults they can rely on, trust and be safe with to explore their feelings. In this interactive workshop we will explore The Three C's of supporting them along their journey; Connection, Consistency & Creativity. I welcome you to leave tradition & "shoulds" at the door and join me with hope & belief that each of us can be the adult who supports them.
Suicidality Amongst LGBTQ+ youth: Understanding Risks and Increasing SupportsDiana Perry, PsyD, LPC & Rebekah StaffordThis presentation will highlight suicidality related disparities for LGBTQ+ youth. The minority stress model and trauma exposure will be used to explore this population's risk for social isolation and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Local and LGBTQ+ specific suicide prevention resources will be reviewed, followed by a discussion of ways to augment and adapt these resources to address unmet needs and increase individual and community resilience.
Building Inclusive Resiliency for the “Have-Nots”Wilona Amoakoh, LMSW & Renesha Nichols, LCSWAre you seeking to provide services that consider the cultural, social and economic complexities of a diverse clientele? We recognize that one size does not fit all. Join us as we explore ways to enhance person-centered practice skills to help clients develop resiliency to mitigate trauma andstress.
Kristen Wilson, MA, LPC, CCTP, CYTKristin Wilson is passionate about the integration of holistic care in the treatment milieu to address the myriad of stressors that today’s teens face. She believes that higher levels of emotional resilience allow teens to more easily adapt to stressful situations or crises, with fewer negative effects. She holds a Master’s degree in psychology and Creative Arts Therapies, and presents workshops on using the creative arts to foster authentic connections with teens. Kristin’s belief in holistic care is further demonstrated by her certification as a yoga teacher.
Beth Ann MorhardtWith over 20 years of experience in the field of domestic violence, Ms. Morhardt has worked with both child and adult victims/survivors, in a plethora of roles. In each role, creating an environment for individuals to discover or rebuild their sense of Self and personal/professional empowerment was the priority. As a professional development consultant, Ms. Morhardt has travelled extensively throughout the US and internationally, collaborating with child protection workers, and other community services professionals to develop and maintain progressive partnerships to benefit children, families and communities.
Diana Perry, PsyD, LPCDiana Perry, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and a Senior Project Coordinator for the Child Health and Development Institute. In this role, Dr. Perry provides training, clinical and implementation consultation, and technical assistance for schools and districts interested in offering evidence-based, trauma-focused groups to their student body. Additionally, in partnership with the SDE and DCF via a SAMSHA AWARE grant, Dr. Perry is supporting the development of a trauma-informed professional development training curriculum for educators and school staff. Prior to CHDI, Dr. Perry was a clinician for adults, children, and families in multiple U.S. cities, through which she developed expertise around the psychology of trauma, co-occurring disorders, group dynamics, and trauma informed care.
Rebekah StaffordRebekah is an intern at the Child Health and Development Institute supporting the organization’s school-based mental health initiatives. At CHDI, Rebekah assists project coordinators with the implementation of evidence-based trauma-focused programs. Prior to joining CHDI, Rebekah was involved in research relating to child and adolescent mental health and adverse childhood experiences. Rebekah will be receiving her M.A. in Community Psychology from the University of New Haven in May 2021.
Wilona Amoakoh, LMSWWillona is a licensed clinical supervisor with over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic services, crisis intervention, organizational development and Lean Daily Management. Willona is also an educator and currently serves on the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee for Hartford Healthcare at Home. In addition to youth empowerment and development Willona is passionate about using creative arts to advocate for diverse representation in children's books and animation.
Renesha Nichols, LCSWRenesha is a licensed clinical social worker who has served in the mental health field for 13 years and counting. Her experience includes crisis management, trauma work with foster and adopted youth, school social work, individual and family counseling. Renesha is currently pursuing her doctorates in social work while rendering virtual counseling services within her private practice. Renesha is passionate about helping others and is a strong advocate for social justice.
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