Distinguished Speakers Include:
Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD
Jeff Rowe, MD,
Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH
Trauma, particularly childhood trauma, can have broad and penetrating effects throughout the lifespan. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, 55% – 99% of women in substance use treatment and 85% – 95% of women in the public mental health system report a history of trauma, with the abuse most commonly having occurred in childhood. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente, is one of the largest investigations ever to assess associations between childhood trauma and later-life health and wellbeing. Almost two-thirds of the study participants reported at least one adverse childhood experience of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction, and more than one of five reported three or more such experiences.
At this 6th Annual We Can’t Wait Conference, local, national and internationally known speakers will review evidence based practices for prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment of children and families with trauma. The presentations will strive to take the mystery out of trauma informed care and set the stage for accurate assessment, effective intervention, and improved outcomes for children and families.
Attendees will hear from experts who are currently engaged in improving trauma informed care for children and families. Expect rich discussions, updates on research and treatment findings, and experiential breakout sessions with hands-on methods to simplify screening and assessment, add clinical tools and implement new interventions in your practice and your programs.
Attendees will have the opportunity to
• Explore simple and efficient ways to screen for trauma in children and families
• Examine evidence-based models and promising practices designed for specific types of trauma
• Identify specific evidence based practices for trauma informed care with families with alcohol and substance abuse, violence, or criminal justice involvement
• Integrate the core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology and practice utilizing the Neurosequential Model ® of Therapeutics (NMT)
• Identify implications for partnerships between healthcare, education, behavioral health and child welfare professionals to address trauma in children and families