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Maternal Wellness: Understanding Trauma Across Generations

This is a FREE training event. 

CATTA Statewide Virtual Conference

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024

Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM (PT)

Where: Online via Zoom

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Join us online for CATTA’s 2024 statewide mini-conference exploring the vital need for nurturing in motherhood, with a focus on immigrant, Black, and foster mothers and the profound impacts of trauma across the generations. Our expert speakers will delve into the unique challenges faced by immigrant mothers, offering considerations and strategies to foster their well-being and resilience. Additionally, we'll examine the intricate interplay between trauma and motherhood, shedding light on its effects and implications for maternal mental health.

Whether you're a healthcare professional, caregiver, or advocate, this training will provide invaluable perspectives and practical insights to support mothers and children in diverse contexts.

With talks from Dr. Gloria Castro Psy.D, (Clinical psychologist at UCSF and Certified Sexual Assault Counselor) and Dr. Dretona Maddox RN, PHN, LCSW, (Executive Director with Purposely Chosen, Inc), this conference will provide beneficial information for individuals working directly with mothers.


We are committed to accessibility. If you need any accommodations to fully participate in an event please contact Nelle at or (707) 512-0957. Requests must be received by 5/1/2024.


Participants may apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 4 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $45. Certificates for CE Credits will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact

09:00 AM - Introduction and Welcome 

09:15 AM - Dr. Dreytona Maddox: Working with Black and Foster Mothers

10:45 AM - Break

11:15 PM - Dr. Gloria Castro: Considerations for Immigrant Maternal Health

12:45 PM - Closing Remarks


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Analyze two ways a mother’s past trauma can affect her mental health and ability to engage with services.
  2. Identify at least two unique challenges faced by immigrant mothers.
  3. Describe three practical approaches to support immigrant, Black, and/or foster mothers in reducing the effects of trauma across generations.

Produced by the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding awarded by Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program (Formula Grant Program) and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention state funds (Grant Subaward numbers NC23 178567 and SC23 17 8567) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), in collaboration with the Greater Bay Are Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.