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Sexual Health Conversations as an Essential Ally for Improving Trauma Treatment: A Series

This is a FREE web-based training event. 

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Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Centers (CATTA) Training Project is hosting a webinar titled Sexual Health Conversations as an Essential Ally for Improving Trauma Treatment: A Series presented by Al Killen-Harvey and Douglas Braun-Harvey on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST.

Children, youth, and adults rarely encounter mental health professionals who proactively assess and integrate client sexual health within all stages of trauma treatment.  Prioritization of sexual safety, while essential to current best practices for trauma treatment, too often fails to address client sexual health.  Unfortunately, few trauma treatment professionals possess the comfort, willingness, and ability necessary for a sexual health assessment and clinical case formulation.  This workshop will prepare attendees for initiating and responding to sexual health conversations with children, youth, parents, and colleagues.

This webinar is the first in a 3-part series of trainings. By signing up for this webinar, you are not committing to the entire series; however, attendance at parts 2 and 3 is contingent upon completion of the previous part(s).  Those who attend this webinar will be sent a link to register for the next part, and so on.

Participants will:

  • Describe the contextual history and significance of the term sexual health
  • Discuss the risks associated with avoiding sexual health approaches to childhood trauma treatment
  • Define and differentiate the 6 fundamentals of sexual health
  • Describe how to find and utilize key sexual health resources

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification and will be handled by The Harvey Institute.

Douglas Braun-Harvey, Co-Founder at The Harvey Institute

Sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey bridges sexual and mental health and facilitates organizational change. In 2013 Doug Braun-Harvey and Al Killen-Harvey co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health. He teaches and trains nationally and internationally linking sexual health principles within drug and alcohol treatment, group psychotherapy, HIV prevention and treatment, and child maltreatment.  

Since 1993 he has been developing and implementing a sexual health-based treatment approach for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). Mr. Braun-Harvey is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist. He is Adjunct Assistant professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University and Faculty for The University of Michigan Certificate Program in Human Sexuality.

Al Killen-Harvey, Co-Founder at The Harvey Institute

Al Killen-Harvey has worked at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital for over 26 years.  He served as a practicing clinician and then a Clinical Improvement Coordinator of mental health services and now serves as a trainer and technical advisor under several grants designed to improve Trauma Informed Care in Child Welfare and Mental Health systems across the state of California. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, he has worked for many decades in the field of trauma treatment. He is a past recipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “Unsung Hero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/or neglected. He is also the co-founder of The Harvey Institute, a training and consultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes through integration of sexual health.

Mr. Killen-Harvey is a frequent presenter, nationally and internationally, on a wide variety of topics related to children and adolescents as well as sexual identity and gender identity.  He has served on the board of CAPSAC (California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) and is on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California and The Courthouse Dog’s Foundation. He has served as an expert witness for the United States Army in several same sex sexual assault cases and is currently the co-chairperson of the Sexual Health subcommittee for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (and previously served as co-chairperson of the Cultural Consortium). He also is on the Clinical Advisory Board for the Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth


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