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June 2020

Understanding Childhood Trauma and the Core Concepts of Childhood Trauma

June 4, 2020 9:30 AM


Participants will learn about the impact of childhood trauma through a dynamic, interactive problem-based learning approach that will include group discussions led by the instructors. The Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (www.nctsn.org) and helps providers conceptualize the children they care for in a complex, trauma informed manner. Presented by Mayer Bellehsen, PhD, Director of the Health Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families through Northwell Health, and George Wurzer, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker since 1994 who served as the Director of Children’s Services with the Mental Health Association of Nassau County for 28 years.

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Impact of Abuse and Violence on Youth

June 19, 2020 10:00 AM


It is increasingly difficult for youth to escape exposure to violent content as a result of their access to computers, tablets and phones. Media violence is of great concern, equally concerning is the violence in our homes, schools and community. Youth experiences and exposure to abuse, neglect, bullying, unsafe neighborhoods and gangs, are just some of the ways that violence penetrates their lives. Presented by Dr. Keneca Boyce, who brings years of experience as an educator, administrator, program developer, researcher, trainer, speaker, and therapist.

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