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Training/NCHP

Dr. Elissa Brown and Dr. Goodman hosted their 3rd round of SPR Supplement training with 9 trainees across our South Dakota, South Carolina, Michigan, and Nevada sites affiliated with NCHP.

The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Michigan held their final ISF training session on Wednesday (November 15th) at 11 am ET. The training was held by Dr. Imad Zaheer and delivered to the trauma team.

The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Michigan held their second ISF training session on Wednesday (November 15th) at 11 am ET. The training was held by Dr. Imad Zaheer and delivered to the trauma team.

Clinical supervisors and clinicians across all NCHP sites held their third and final TF-CBT training on Wednesday (December 13th) at 11 am ET. The training was delivered by Dr. Elissa Brown and Dr. Komal Sharma-Patel.

Clinical supervisors and clinicians across all NCHP sites held their second TF-CBT training on Tuesday (December 12th) at 11 am ET. The training was delivered by Dr. Elissa Brown and Dr. Komal Sharma-Patel.

Clinical supervisors and clinicians across all NCHP sites held their first TF-CBT training on Monday (December 11th) at 11 am ET. The training was delivered by Dr. Elissa Brown and Dr. Komal Sharma-Patel.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Plains held their third and final ISF training session on Friday (December 1st) at 10 am ET. The training was held by Dr. Imad Zaheer and delivered to the trauma team.

Dr. Brown’s Post-Doc, Russi Soffer, presented a TF-CBT didactic and did a case presentation called, “Case Presentation of Implementing TF-CBT with Complex Trauma” on November 15th. Russi presented to around 20 Rutgers University graduate students as a part of the university’s guest speaker series in their Basic Therapeutic Strategies course.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Plains held their second ISF training session on Wednesday (November 15th) at 11 am ET. The training was held by Dr. Imad Zaheer and delivered to the trauma team.

The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada and Battle Born Academy held their first SPR Supplemental training on Wednesday (November 15th) at 2 pm ET. The training was held by Dr. Elissa Brown and Dr. Robin Goodman and delivered to SPR-trained providers.

The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Michigan had their first ISF training session on Tuesday (November 8th) at 11 am ET. The training was held by Dr. Imad Zaheer and delivered to the trauma team.

Dr. Elissa Brown, Child HELP Partnership Executive Director, presented on the definition, signs, and symptoms of trauma reactions at the North Shore Schools on November 2nd. The audience included members of the district office, counseling department, parents, and school staff. Dr. Brown plans to continue to work with school leadership to provide training on intervention for students and families.

One of Dr. Brown’s graduate students, Olivia Fiallo, gave a 10-minute presentation on TF-CBT and AF-CBT to a Psychopathology Across A Lifespan I class of 20 graduate students on November 2nd. The presentation gave a summary of a research article on the effectiveness of AF-CBT. Olivia also briefly discussed TF-CBT and talked a bit about the efficacy of exposure work for survivors of trauma.

Two Advanced Undergraduate Students Volunteered with CHP Research Related Tasks

First ISF Training sessions with The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Plains

The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada held a Trauma 101 training on Tuesday (October 10th) at 1 pm ET. The training was held by Dr. Andrea Bergman and delivered to the trauma team.

The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada had a Trauma 101 training on Tuesday (October 10th) at 1pm. The training was delivered by Dr. Andrea Bergman to the trauma team.

The Turtle Mountain Cultural Adaptations team has begun meeting to make culturally sensitive and appropriate adaptations and changes to our Tier I and II trauma interventions – Trauma 101 and Skills for Psychological Recovery.

We held a TF-CBT training from September 1st to September 2nd, 2023.

Therapy/PARTNERS Clinic

In the last month, the Child HELP Partnership has opened its doors to children who have been through various forms of trauma including race-based trauma, medical trauma, motor vehicle collisions, and natural disasters. Five advanced doctoral students have completed TF-CBT training and have begun treating children.

Prevention

On November 15th and November 16th we held two Keeping Every Child Safe workshop for parents and children in Southampton, NY.

We held a Keeping Every Child Safe workshop from September 8th to September 9th, 2023.

The CHP Prevention Team delivered Keeping Every Child Safe to 12 parents and caregivers in Bellport, NY in August 2023. Parents attended Child Safe for Parents, a 2.5-hour workshop on effective parenting skills to mitigate bullying and prevent child abuse. Simultaneously, 18 of their children attend a “Hula Hoop Hop,” a special event for children in which they are given hula hoops (that represent appropriate personal space) to decorate and work together to create a mural about safety. These activities were followed by a “play and practice” with refreshments.

Public Education

CBS News New York. Prince Harry’s Pain and Grief, Dr. Robin Goodman

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Webinar: I Don’t Know How to Have a Happy Holidays. Speaker: Arcelia Balanon (Parent Advocate) Speaker: Robin Goodman (Provider), Speaker: Irwin Sandler (Provider)

What Parents Can Gain From Learning the Science of Talking to Kids.  By: Holly Korbey – Read the Article

The difficulties of cyberbullying: Psychologists and legislators speak out on the internet harassment.  By: Tess McRae, Queens Chronicle – Read the Article

Research

The Child HELP Partnership team presented 7 posters at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and 1 poster at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Topics included how we build resilience in children and how parents feel better after Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, how NYC children reacted emotionally and behaviorally to COVID-19, and opportunities and challenges for our partner sites as they implement trauma interventions as part of the national project.

The National Child HELP Partnership dissemination and training project added two new sites—the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada and the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan.  We are excited to work with these two innovative Boys & Girls Clubs because they are among the first to embed trauma-informed mental health services into their initiatives.

Dr. Brown and her colleagues, Drs. Komal Sharma-Patel, Kaitlin Happer, and Amy Lee published a chapter on the treatment of pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder in the second edition of the Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

Dr. Goodman and Dr. Irwin Sandler …

New Research in Treating Child and Adolescent Trauma.  By: Judith A. Cohen, MD – Read the Article