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Resilience, Healing, and Relational Repair: Transforming the Impact of Interpersonal and Sociocultural Trauma on Young Children and Families

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm PDT

Location: Online


*This event is part of the Educate, Inspire, Support Monthly Speaker Series presented in collaboration with The Child Parent Institute and the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.

Course Description: Join us on Tuesday, March 16, from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, and hear from Dr. Vilma Reyes as we explore ways to apply trauma informed, relationship-based interventions, and tap into resilience to promote healing and relational repair in families.

Strengthening resilience affects every domain in children's development, family relationships, and health outcomes.  Dr. Reyes will present real tools to help families recover from trauma, forced family separation, institutional racism, and toxic fear in support of the well being of young children and their families. 

Presenter Bio: Dr. Vilma Reyes is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Child Trauma Research Program. Since 2009, she has been providing Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) services, training, clinical supervision, consultation and coordinating community-based mental health outreach services and evaluation. She is a national trainer in CPP and has co-authored articles and chapters on CPP theory and application.

In addition to her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Reyes has also earned a Master of Arts in Education and has experience offering consultation, supervision and training in trauma informed systems in school-based settings. Dr. Reyes is an immigrant from Peru and is devoted to increasing access to trauma informed services for Latinx immigrant families. She has done several lectures in national conferences on the intersection of immigration and trauma; with a focus on asylum seekers and refugees exposed to armed conflict, systemic oppression and racism.

Dr. Reyes developed a CPP-based group intervention, Building Bridges, which has been applied and researched in several community settings including 7 family shelters across 3 counties in the Bay Area, CA. This intervention was adapted to the displaced community in Bogota, Colombia and the Afro-Colombian community in Tumaco, Colombia. This adaptation, Semillas de Apego, is being researched in two randomized controlled studies with a sample size of over 1,200

Additional Information:

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Units.  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 and LCSWs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $20.

For additional information please contact Emma Edwards at

Produced by the Child Parent Institute in partnership with the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch and The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.

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