September 8, 2011

Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) Webinar Series


Is your school trauma-informed? Are you/your colleagues looking for mental health resources to better support your students?
Join the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) for a series of online events hosted by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC).

This complimentary workshop series is designed to strengthen mental health supports that address the needs of children who have experienced/art at risk of experiencing significant trauma.

Learn more and register for individual webinars below:

Topic: Neurobiology and Executive Functioning
Date/Time: May 16/4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Presenter: Hilary Hodgdon, Ph.D.
Dr. Hilary Hodgdon, Director of Research Operations at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute, will talk about how the neurobiology of trauma impacts cognition, judgment, and academic learning.
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Topic: Parents and Compassion
May 23/7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Presented: Suzan Mullane, MS, Ed.
Based on her work with trauma in West Virginia, Suzan Mullane will explain how schools can be engaged with families that are steeped in trauma. This will include, 1) helping families understand how trauma impacts children and how families, including extended families, can help alleviate this trauma, and 2) how to increase compassionate interactions between schools and families.

Topic: Mindfulness Practices in Schools 
June 6 /7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Presenter: Michele Rivers Murphy, Ed.D.

Dr. Rivers Murphy, with Kate Retzel, Principal, Lee Elementary School (Lee, MA), will share strategies and activities used during the  implementation of a year-long mindfulness program in a pre-K-6 school. They will also share strategies for introducing mindfulness in high schools, including some of the unique opportunities and challenges associated with this work at the secondary level.

The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative Project is funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is part of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.

For more information, contact CEI’s Executive Director Dr. Christine Mason.

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