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4661 Sunset Blvd

Saban Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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This event will include two presentations relevant to complex trauma and youth experiencing homelessness. Both talks will provide a theoretical framework and practical skills for providers.

Part I: Empowerment Approaches to Youth Engagmenet

Complex trauma and homelessness can have devastating effects on the emotional, psychosocial, and physical health of youth experiencing homelessness. Unfortunately, many young people experiencing homelessness aren’t interested in traditional mental health services. Trauma informed systems that utilize an empowerment approach may increase access to services. The Multimodal Social Ecological Model (MSE) will be reviewed as a possible framework that can be used to guide intervention strategies and help support youth experiencing homelessness and their transition to stability.

Part II: Suicide Risk, Assessment, and Intervention with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth in the U.S., with myriad factors contributing to high risk. Due to the sensitive and critical nature of suicide risk, providers often report feeling under-prepared or uncomfortable asking about or addressing suicidal ideation, particularly with youth who have complex needs and who are under-resourced and under-supported. We will describe suicide risk among homeless youth and the application of the MSE in understanding the impact of complex trauma on mental health. Brief interventions and resources will be reviewed to support providers in developing trauma-informed suicide intervention services for youth experiencing homelessness.

Speakers:

Moises Rodriguez, Ph.D.- Clinical Director of the Homeless Adolescent Wellness Center at CHLA

Carrie Mounier, LCSW- Clinical Supervisor for the Homeless Adolescent Wellness Center and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program at CHLA

Bridgid Mariko Conn, Ph.D - Clinical Psychologist, CHLA

Mari Radzik, Ph.D -Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine, and Clinical Psychologist at CHLA

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


The Saban Auditorium is located near Vermont/Sunset Metro station and bus stops for Metro and LADOT.

Limited parking is available at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for $10. Enter at the driveway on Sunset in front of the main hospital entrance.

Public transportation and carpooling is strongly encouraged

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Arlene Schneir aschneir@chla.usc.edu


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