Training Opportunities

2018

Building an Inclusive Model for Abuse Investigations for Children with Special Needs

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Concord, CA

Presented by Courtney Palm, LMFT, & Amber McDonald, LCSW

This training will focus on differences in child abuse reporting within the special needs community and feature case studies pertaining to diagnostic groups commonly seen during investigations. It will also include information on court preparation and tips on how to prepare the child for trial. Presented in cooperation with CAPSAC and the Contra Costa Child Abuse Prevention Council

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Dynamics of Abuse and Trauma: Treatment for Children with Special Needs

Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Sacramento, CA
Dynamics of Abuse and Trauma: Treatment for Children with Special Needs

Presented by Courtney Palm, LMFT, & Amber McDonald, LCSW

This training will start by examining the abuse dynamics unique to children with special needs. We will then shift to exploring how traumatic experiences vary between neurotypical children and those with developmental differences. The presentation will then evaluate interventions for supporting these children within the therapeutic relationship and how to modify therapy settings to achieve regulation for children with a variety of sensory needs.

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REGISTRATION CLOSED/FULL Ask the Expert: Understanding Vicarious Trauma

Thursday, May 24, 2018
11:00 am12:00 pm
Online
REGISTRATION CLOSED/FULL Ask the Expert: Understanding Vicarious Trauma

Join us for an Ask the Expert session on Understanding Vicarious Trauma. This session is designed to help professionals understand the impact of serving those greatly affected by trauma and learn practical ways to lessen its effect on themselves.

The Ask the Expert session has two-parts. After registration, participants will receive a link to a 20-minute recorded mini lecture by Françoise Mathieu. This required pre-requisite session will provide a baseline understanding of vicarious trauma as well as exercises to help intervene. Part two will be a live online session on May 24, 2018 at 11 am PST where participants will receive specific answers to their toughest questions about preventing and mitigating vicarious trauma. Questions can be sent prior to the session or asked live during the event.

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WEBINAR- Leave No Survivor Behind: Mirror Memoirs

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
WEBINAR- Leave No Survivor Behind: Mirror Memoirs

Presented by Amita Swadhin

During this webinar, nationally-recognized survivor-activist Amita Swadhin will share their journey of breaking silence, healing, and using survivors’ stories as a tool for collective healing and organizing to end rape culture. They will present their latest project, Mirror Memoirs, an oral history and leadership development pipeline for LGBTQI people of color who survived child sexual abuse, as an example of intersectional praxis, and will discuss how centering the most marginalized survivors can liberate everyone. They will also discuss the work to end rape culture as an intergenerational task, and what we can learn from the latest public dialogues about sexual violence and celebrities.

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Treatment Considerations for Transgender Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Monday, June 4, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Camarillo, CA
Treatment Considerations for Transgender Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Presented by, Sonia Bahro, Ph.D.

The course will provide treatment considerations when working with a transgender population in a correctional setting and some of the unique challenges this environment creates. Group curriculum, which is designed to provide incarcerated transgender inmates with a therapeutic place to explore gender identity concerns, achieve long-term comfort in gender identity expression while maximizing overall well-being will be discussed.

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WEBINAR- Working with Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
WEBINAR- Working with Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Presented by Roger Canaff

This webinar will address the unique circumstances encountered when boys are sexually victimized, either by males or females. The topics that will be covered in this webinar include addressing the specific issue of sexual abuse perpetrated by older females on younger boys and the mixed messages those boys often receive, and understanding how binary views of sexual orientation and a largely "straight-dominated" masculine culture impacts male survivors both in childhood and later in life.

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Treatment Considerations for Transgender Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Monday, June 11, 2018
9:00 am6:00 pm
Sacramento, CA
Treatment Considerations for Transgender Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Presented by, Sonia Bahro, Ph.D.

The course will provide treatment considerations when working with a transgender population in a correctional setting and some of the unique challenges this environment creates. Group curriculum, which is designed to provide incarcerated transgender inmates with a therapeutic place to explore gender identity concerns, achieve long-term comfort in gender identity expression while maximizing overall well-being will be discussed.

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Treatment Considerations for Transgender Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Monday, June 18, 2018
9:00 am8:00 pm
Fresno, CA
Treatment Considerations for Transgender Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Presented by, Sonia Bahro, Ph.D.

The course will provide treatment considerations when working with a transgender population in a correctional setting and some of the unique challenges this environment creates. Group curriculum, which is designed to provide incarcerated transgender inmates with a therapeutic place to explore gender identity concerns, achieve long-term comfort in gender identity expression while maximizing overall well-being will be discussed.

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Ask the Expert Session: Understanding the Cultural Dynamics of Abuse in LGBTQIA+ Relationships

Thursday, June 21, 2018
10:00 am10:30 am
Online
Ask the Expert Session: Understanding the Cultural Dynamics of Abuse in LGBTQIA+ Relationships

This Ask the Expert Session is presented by Liat Wexler. In this presentation participants will develop a more nuanced understanding of the culturally-specific tactics of power and control used in abusive relationships in LGBTQIA+ communities and the dynamics in these communities that create a foundation for abuse. Participants will gain greater awareness to spot and respond to partner abuse when it happens to queer and trans clients.

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Serving People with Disabilities Who Experience Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
8:30 am4:00 pm
San Diego, California
Serving People with Disabilities Who Experience Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence

Presented by Leanne Mull

People with disabilities experience crimes at least twice as often as people without disabilities and yet often do not access victim services or the criminal justice system. This session focuses on specific strategies for an effective response to victims with a wide range of disabilities including those people with disabilities who also identify as LGBTQ. Topics include: prevalence, definitions, attitudes, obstacles, unique dynamics, accommodations, effective written and verbal communication, forensic sexual assault exams, protocols and tools for law enforcement and prosecutors. We will also look at tools and resources that can support sexual assault investigations and advocacy including accessible written materials.

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Serving People with Disabilities Who Experience Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence

Thursday, June 28, 2018
8:30 am6:00 pm
Sacramento, California
Serving People with Disabilities Who Experience Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence

Presented by Leanne Mull

People with disabilities experience crimes at least twice as often as people without disabilities and yet often do not access victim services or the criminal justice system. This session focuses on specific strategies for an effective response to victims with a wide range of disabilities including those people with disabilities who also identify as LGBTQ. Topics include: prevalence, definitions, attitudes, obstacles, unique dynamics, accommodations, effective written and verbal communication, forensic sexual assault exams, protocols and tools for law enforcement and prosecutors. We will also look at tools and resources that can support sexual assault investigations and advocacy including accessible written materials.

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Understanding Trauma Impacts and Supporting Foster Children with Incarcerated Parents

Thursday, July 12, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Goleta, California
Understanding Trauma Impacts and Supporting Foster Children with Incarcerated Parents

Presented by Dr. Sayida Peprah

This session will offer participants a window into the trauma impacts of having an incarcerated parent, as well as explore recommended strategies for those working with foster children to mitigate these impacts. After reviewing the framework of trauma types, specific traumas experienced by foster youth, with an incarcerated parent(s), will be reviewed. Participants will be given strategies for working with foster children and how to support the adults who are caring for them. A part of the training will focus on vicarious trauma to help service providers and foster parents identify self-care techniques.

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WEBINAR- Autism and Autism Movement Therapy

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
WEBINAR- Autism and Autism Movement Therapy

Presented by KayDee Caywood, Ph.D.

"Autism Movement Therapy" is a method that works with individuals across the spectrum to help them understand directions to music with movement. The structure and repetition help to wake up the brain and provide meaning. This method has also been developed into a subsequent group entitled "Autism Works Now!" where individuals who have been successful are now working on pre-employment skills and working with the support needed to be successful in getting and keep jobs. Each of these practices will be discussed and reviewed.

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Social-Sexual Understanding: What You Need to Know About Social-Sexual Education and People with Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, July 26, 2018
9:00 am6:00 pm
Covina, CA
Social-Sexual Understanding: What You Need to Know About Social-Sexual Education and People with Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Stacy Everson

SEEDS Educational Services, Inc., will present a workshop exploring the facts regarding the prevalence of disabilities regarding social-sexual education, abuse and common myths associated with disabilities including how professionals can combat these practices with simple tools and understanding. We will also explore the lack of social-sexual education resources to an undeserved population of people with developmental disabilities and easy social-sexual materials that can help combat the ever-growing statistics. Resources will be made available to preview and discuss.

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Social-Sexual Understanding: What You Need to Know About Social-Sexual Education and People with Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Visalia, CA
Social-Sexual Understanding: What You Need to Know About Social-Sexual Education and People with Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Stacy Everson

SEEDS Educational Services, Inc., will present a workshop exploring the facts regarding the prevalence of disabilities regarding social-sexual education, abuse and common myths associated with disabilities including how professionals can combat these practices with simple tools and understanding. We will also explore the lack of social-sexual education resources to an undeserved population of people with developmental disabilities and easy social-sexual materials that can help combat the ever-growing statistics. Resources will be made available to preview and discuss.

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Social-Sexual Understanding, What You Need to Know About Social-Sexual Education and People with Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Solano, CA
Social-Sexual Understanding, What You Need to Know About Social-Sexual Education and People with Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Stacy Everson

SEEDS Educational Services, Inc., will present a workshop exploring the facts regarding the prevalence of disabilities regarding social-sexual education, abuse and common myths associated with disabilities including how professionals can combat these practices with simple tools and understanding. We will also explore the lack of social-sexual education resources to an undeserved population of people with developmental disabilities and easy social-sexual materials that can help combat the ever-growing statistics. Resources will be made available to preview and discuss.

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