Evidence-Based Practice Project

Intergenerational Trauma: Engaging and Building Partnerships with Families

Date & Time: Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:45am to 4:00pm

Registration Link

Driving Directions to Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building

Presenter: Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C

Overview:

For individuals and families, high stress and multiple traumatic exposures across generations erode help seeking behavior and the belief in the possibility of improved conditions. This workshop will deepen participants’ understanding of the importance of a strengths-based, shared power approach to engaging families affected by traumatic exposures. A review of the literature will provide a framework for understanding the negative effects of traumatic exposures and the importance of specialized engagement strategies.

Clinical examples will be drawn from FamilyLive,a caregiver-focused clinical intervention developed in response to the needs of families exposed to significant adversities including racial and economic marginalization, community violence and traumatic histories. FamilyLive is designed for use in families with children birth to age 18. Currently the primary families seeking treatment in this model have children ages 6 – 16 years. The model harnesses existing competencies and encourages caregivers to become active participants in the treatment process. Interactive exercises will offer participants the chance to reflect and expand on current practice strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define intergenerational trauma and describe the transmission of trauma across generations.
  • Identify the outcomes of trauma exposure across generations.
  • Examine the role of the caregiver in treatment and apply strategies of the FamilyLive model to engage caregivers.

Research:

Some small studies with strong findings. The FamilyLive model was reviewed by the California Child Welfare Clearing House and given a high relevance rating. More information from the California Child Welfare Clearing House can be found here: http://www.cebc4cw.org/program/familylive/. The Kennedy Krieger Institute is continuing to study the model’s effectiveness in its first randomized design. Please see the institute’s website for information: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/research-training/current-research-projects/clinical-research/familylive-feasibility-and-effectiveness-study. Additional Information can be found at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01524185.

Content Level: Beginning and intermediate

Target Audience: social workers, mental health therapists, and other clinicians providing mental health services to children, youth, and families who meet the NYS OMH training grant eligibility criteria

CEUs:

New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS addictions professionals, provider #0045: pending approval

ASWB ACE Credits: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, #1312, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/2/2015-7/2/2018. Social workers in states other than NY should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Content level is beginning and intermediate. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.5 clinical continuing education credits.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Cancellation Policy: Please notify us by email at least five business days before the scheduled training for anticipated cancellations. All emergency cancellations must also be reported by email. Contact us at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu

Who is eligible to attend? Staff from agency providers within the 19 counties of Western New York who provide NYS OMH funded services to children, adolescents, and their families. Note: The counties of Wayne, Seneca, Tompkins and Tioga are included in the Western Region. Staff in New York counties to the east of these are not eligible to participate.

Note: Eligibility will be verified before your registration is processed.

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