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Engaging Children and Families with Trauma Histories

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Mohave County Sheriff Department

600 W Beale St.

Kingman, AZ 86401

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(NOTE: This presentation includes a working lunch. Lunch will be provided. Should you have any dietary restrictions please plan accordingly.)


Engaging Children and Families with Trauma Histories

This course focuses on: 1) Knowledge, awareness and understanding of the range of complex issues related to children and adolescent brain functioning and development. 2) Identifies the impact of early trauma and neglect on the youth in foster care and how that manifests itself in the foster home, school and community. 3) Identifies the implications of this trauma knowledge on how to engage with these youths.

About Dr. Gregory Manning

Dr. Manning provides keynote address, professional training, consulting and speaking services to professionals of multiple specialties and lay persons on a wide range of topics including permanency for youth in foster care, juvenile justice and adoption, coping with grief and loss, primary and secondary trauma, attachment, transitional age youth and developing and sustaining collaborative teams. He has presented at national, state and local mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice and education conferences and trainings. Dr. Manning is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant for the National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP). He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and is a licensed clinical psychologist in state of California. Dr. Manning serves as the Program Director for the Eddie Nash Foundation for Foster Youth and on the Board of Directors for Young Lives Redeemed.


He has extensive experience working in government, non-profit community, social service and mental health agencies, providing contract administration, intensive case management services on behalf of youth in foster care and serving as the mental health liaison on a number of local and regional committees and taskforces. He has participated in developing and implementing innovative and community mental health programs. His experience also includes serving as an individual, family and group therapist, group home therapist and manager, clinical supervisor and psychiatric disability insurance case manager.


He also wrote a chapter in the published book: Darla Henry: The 3-5-7 Model: A Practice Approach to Permanency and co-wrote: Integrating Child Welfare and Mental Health Practices: Actualizing Youth Permanency Using the 3-5-7 Model – American Humane Association: Protecting Children Journal - June 2011.


He is a speaker / trainer for the Eddie Nash Foundation, Public Child Welfare Training Academy in southern California, Bay Area Child Welfare Training Academy, and UC Davis Center for Human Studies and a faculty member at Brandman University: Department of Psychology.



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