Session 1: Trauma and Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and their Families
Twenty-five percent of American youth experience serious traumatic events by their 16th birthday that may include maltreatment, exposure to violence, and natural disasters. Ten percent have experienced five or more such events in the last year that can have consequences across multiple psychosocial and neurophysiological domains contributing to co-occurring disorders of PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, as well as conduct, academic, and health problems.
This workshop will consider what distinguishes these two groups and the implications for both treatment and preventative interventions. Evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments for victimized youth and their families will be presented using a life-span treatment perspective as well as presenting ways that clinicians, family members, educators, and community leaders can employ risk reduction and asset-focused strategies. Ways to use resources, overcome adversities, and move along pathways toward resilience will be highlighted.
Monday Incidence and impact of victimizing experiences; Implications for treatment; Distinguishing youth who evidence resilience versus persistent disorders; Risk and protective factors; Neurobiology of resilience; Assessment strategies
Tuesday Intervention strategies to bolster resilience; Consensus guidelines; Risk reduction and asset-focused relationship; Skills-based interventions; Building blocks of resilience; Implementing core tasks of psychotherapy; Trauma-focused interventions
Wednesday Adjunctive resilience-engendering activities; Cognitive play therapy; Art expressive interventions; Spiritually-based interventions; School-based training; Trauma-focused treatment; Bolstering resilience in LGBT adolescents
Thursday Interventions in the aftermath of massive traumatic events; Creating a supportive recovery environment; Co-occurring disorders: Anxiety, depression, anger control, substance use disorders, and academic difficultiesFriday Family coping resources; Parent-child programs; Parent management skills to avoid re-victimization; Psychotherapy with family members; Intergenerational transmission of PTSD, traumatic bereavement, and complicated grief
Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
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This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) Discuss the incidence and impact of traumatic victimizing experiences on the developmental trajectories of children, youth, and their families
(2) Use a case conceptualization model of cascading risk/vulnerability and protective/adaptive factors to inform treatment decision-making, strengthen resilience, and provide family-based treatment
(3) Implement community-based hospitality and culturally-sensitive resilient-engendering activities in a developmentally-sensitive manner
(4) Conduct trauma-focused interventions that address co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger-control, and substance abuse
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement 18 years ago. He is presently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and clinicians voted him, "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association.
He has consulted at a number of residential treatment centers for children and adolescents who have a history of victimization experiences. He helped train mental health workers to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters, school shootings and suicides, domestic violence, and with returning service members and their families. He has published extensively, and his latest book is Roadmap to Resilience. Dr. Meichenbaum's workshops are noted for the combination of scholarship, critical-mindedness, practical clinical applicability, and humor.
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 15.00 PAPA credit.