Mental Health Roundtable – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – November 16 – 18, 2018 – Alexandria, VA
I am fortunate to be one of the facilitators for this round table where mental health professionals will share ideas for appropriate interventions for adult who were
victims of child sexual exploitation. How do you support folks who know that explicit pictures of themselves as children are still on the internet and may show up at any time?
Moosomin First Nation School – December 4, 2018 – Moosomin First Nation Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
I have been invited back a third time to this reserve, and this time I will co-present with Elder Harry Francis . We will be discussing the topics of grief, holiday grief, and understanding the effects of addictions on individuals and families as a result of intergenerational trauma.
White Buffalo Youth Lodge – January 21 – 22, 2019 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
It is a privilege for me to work with this agency which is providing so many beneficial programs. I will be presenting to the staff about trauma informed care, intergenerational trauma, ambiguous loss and self-care. Elder Harry Francis will be joining me in these presentations.
Montgomery County Child Welfare Services – January 31, 2019 – Rockville, MD
I’m returning to present a third time to this hard working and under recognized agency. This time I am presenting to folks in the Foster Care and In-home Assessment departments. We will discuss trauma informed care, trauma and child development, and self-care.
WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY, Day Long Grief Retreat – February 2, 2019 (snow date February 9, 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.
Second Annual Home Care Nurses Conference – Continuing Education and Development College of Nursing University of Saskatchewan – February 6 & 7, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
It’s an honor to have been asked back to speak again at this conference. The topics of discussion will include Trauma Informed Care, Grief and Self-Care.
Justice Clearinghouse – Webinar – May 22, 2019
This is the first of three webinars I will be doing with Justice Clearinghouse this year. SELF-CARE FOR JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS will discuss the impact that trauma work has on the brain and body, and will present interventions that a person can do to mitigate these effects. The presentation will also discuss the personality types that are drawn to trauma work and working with other people’s trauma, and the self-care interventions appropriate for them. The webinar will end with guidance on developing a personalized self-care plan.
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.
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.