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Justice Clearinghouse – Webinar – July 18, 2019

THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT: WHAT JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS NEEDS TO KNOW. This webinar will begin with a brief overview of the impact of trauma on an adult brain and body as a point of comparison. Information is then provided on the specific impact on children. The information will then show how the developmental impact affects behavior at different ages, even into adulthood. The concepts of intergenerational trauma and fetal programming are also presented.

NamUS Conference – August 8, 2019 – Dallas Texas

For many years I have wanted to in some way work with the folks at NamUs, and here’s my chance. At this annual training conference for a variety of their staff, I will be presenting about Ambiguous Loss and Families of the Missing, as well as a presentation on maintaining their wellness while doing the job.

Team Hope Active Volunteer Training – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – August 23-26, 2019

For many years I’ve been honored to teach and work with these amazing parents of missing and exploited children as they volunteer to provide telephone support to other parents. This year I’ll be facilitating segments on TEAMBUILDING, AMBIGUOUS LOSS/ AMBIGUOUS REUNIFICATION, and PRACTICING MINDFULNESS.

Justice Clearinghouse – Webinar – September 5, 2019

This is my final webinar with JCH this year. MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS AND TRAFFICKING: FUNDAMENTALS FOR JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS TO UNDERSTAND.

This webinar looks at the family’s and the victim’s perspective on the experience of trafficking. The effect of trauma on both family and victim, as well as the concept of ambiguous loss while the victim’s fate is unknown provide the core of the presentation in addition to a discussion of the specific challenges to the reunification and reintegration of the victim back into the family.

WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY, Day Long Grief Retreat – September 28, 2019 – Falls Church, VA

We present these day-long grief retreats bi-annually, and each one is unique and different as are the participants. We spend the day discussing healthy grieving from a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective.

Baltimore County Department of Health Pre Natal and Early Childhood Division, Wellness and Self-Care Training – September 30, 2019

I am looking forward to working with this diverse team of social workers, nurses and other medical and mental health workers serving this unique population of youth. I will provide training about how this work effects the team, secondary trauma, symptoms to watch for and methods of self-care and creating their individual Wellness Plan.

Marist College – October 19, 2019 – Washington DC

For several years I have been privileged to meet with the Marist Brothers of the Northeast Region to present and discuss a wide variety of mental health issues. This meeting we will focus on Managing the Four Basic Emotions; Anger, Fear, Guilt and Hope.

Sudden Loss Grief Seminar – Washington Regional Transplant Community – October 20, 2019 – to be held at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD

It has been a number of years since I have presented this seminar for WRTC, and for the donor families. We will discuss how this type of loss affects us in mind, body and spirit, and what we can do to support a healthy grieving process.

Preparing Yourself to Work with Interpersonal Violence – Marymount University – October 22, 2019 – Ballston, VA

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I am very excited to have been invited to guest lecture for the Victims Of Interpersonal Violence class of the Forensic Psychology Department. This is a great opportunity to talk to future professionals about their own self-car and wellness.

Wellness vs. Self-Care for Judicial Staff – Maryland Courts Judicial Education – April 2, 2020 -Annapolis, MD

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What an amazing opportunity to talk with judges, prosecutors and other judicial staff about the affect their exposure to other people’s trauma  has on them. We will look at how secondary trauma affects the brain and body, and what to do about it. We will also discuss personality types that are drawn to working with exposure to trauma.

Wellness vs. Self-Care for Judicial Staff – Maryland Courts Judicial Education – October 6, 2020 – Annapolis, MD

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What an amazing opportunity to talk with judges, prosecutors and other judicial staff about the affect their exposure to other people’s trauma  has on them. We will look at how secondary trauma affects the brain and body, and what to do about it. We will also discuss personality types that are drawn to working with exposure to trauma.