It really does seem like science has pulled aside the veil of emotion. And brain scanning can point the way to therapies that can alter the brain's workings to make it healthier. A two-day seminar at Chico State University promises to provide a terrific overview. This is part of the annual "Children in Trauma" Conference, designed for social workers, law enforcement, therapists and others who work with kids. I attended two years ago and it was well worth it.
CSU, Chico to Host 7th Annual
Children in Trauma Conference – Neuroscience and the Age of
California State University, Chico, Continuing
Education, in partnership with the Superior Court of California, presents
Children in Trauma 2009: Neuroscience and the Age of Miracles. The two-day
professional development conference will be held Jan. 16-17, 2009, at the Bell
Memorial Union Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.
7th annual Children in Trauma Conference will provide an intensive two-day
practicum focusing on how traumatic stress can alter early child development and
how professionals who work with children can recognize this problem and learn
how to apply the emerging intervention and treatment
conference will feature nationally recognized practitioner Richard Gaskill, Ed.D.,
Child Trauma Academy Fellow and Clinical Director at Sumner Mental Health Center in Wellington, Kansas.
Gaskill is well respected in the
field and has developed many successful programs for children and their parents,
including child development classes, parenting classes, child-parent
relationship training, attachment enhancement treatment groups, therapeutic
alternative schools, therapeutic preschools, after-school programs and juvenile
Marriage and family therapists,
social workers, psychologists, educators, school and family counselors,
attorneys, law enforcement professionals, mediators, child custody evaluators,
behavioral health professionals, nurses, physicians, psychoanalysts, emergency
responders, children’s advocates and concerned individuals are encouraged to
take advantage of this continuing education opportunity.
Participants will gain a greater
understanding of difficulties and challenges children who have experienced
trauma face and an improved ability to intervene successfully with children and
youth adversely affected by severe trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. In
addition to learning from a recognized practitioner, participants will walk away
from this conference with an array of professional contacts and practical
Participants may earn 12 hours of
BBSE (Provider PCE 799), BRN (Provider 00656), MCEP (Provider CAL123), and MCLE
continuing education credit.
addition to the featured speaker, exhibitors from public service agencies and
other resource providers will be on hand to share a wide array of information
and discuss their services. Exhibitor space is
Early registration fee for the
two-day conference is $295 per person (includes continental breakfast, lunch and
materials). Group rate discounts are also
enroll or for more information, please call CSU, Chico Continuing Education at
530-898-6105, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit the Web site http://rce.csuchico.edu/inservice.