Chapin Hall's Child & Family Policy Forum
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CDT)
Join us at our upcoming Child & Family Policy Forum in Chicago. This event is free.
Registration ends one day in advance.
Public Systems: Responding to Students Affected by Trauma
Children and youth who experience trauma such as maltreatment are often involved with multiple systems in the public sector, including foster care, education, and juvenile justice. Effective interventions for this vulnerable population require a perspective that is grounded in the understanding of trauma and its effects; comprehensive information about the medical, social, developmental, mental health, and educational status of the child and the adults who figure prominently in the child’s life; and on collaboration across public systems.
Please join us on November 1 for a panel discussion on the implications of trauma as it relates to children and families involved with public systems, on the particular challenges of working with adolescents who have experienced trauma, and programs designed to meet their needs.
- Cheryl Smithgall, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include child and family services, children’s mental health, foster care and education, and kinship care.
- Gene Griffin, Ph.D., J.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. His research focuses on child trauma, mental health, juvenile justice, and child welfare.
- Margaret Porter, M.H.S., is the Program Administrator for Youth & Justice Programs which serve vulnerable youth in Rochester, N.Y.
- Matthew Stagner, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (Moderator).
We are also offering a live webcast of the event. Click here to register for the webcast.