Free Child Abuse Prevention Workshop - Cultivating Resilience though Awareness, Connection and Education
Family Ark is pleased to announce we will be hosting a free Child Abuse Prevention workshop Tuesday, June 14th at the Harrison County YMCA from 12pm- 3pm.
Attorney and author Laurie Gray will address when Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) become reportable abuse or neglect under the Indiana Code and how to break generational cycles of child abuse and cultivate resilience through Awareness, Connection and Education.
1) Determine when an Adverse Child Experience (ACE) becomes child abuse or neglect that must be reported and how to report it;
2) Explore the critical roles of Awareness, Connection and Education in preventing and treating child abuse; and
3) Use the 40 Developmental Assets® to cultivate resilience in families and children.
Our training will include a complementary lunch. This workshop will also provide free learning credits. Please follow registration directions to claim.
CEUs: This training will provide 2 –3 Category I CEUs, FREE. Exact number of CEUs will be announced soon.
PGPs: Greater Clark County Schools, North Harrison County Schools, and South Harrison County Schools have approved this training for PGPs. Other districts pending.
CLEs: This training has been approved for 2.5 hours of continuing legal education credits.
About our Guest Speaker, Laurie A. Gray, JD
Laurie Gray earned her B.A. from Goshen College in 1986 and her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1993. From 1986-1990 Laurie taught high school Spanish, coaching volleyball, basketball and academic teams, and working summers as an interpreter for a missionary group in Guatemala. An experienced civil and criminal trial attorney, Laurie joined the Allen County Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in February of 2000 as a full-time deputy assigned to Felony Sex Crimes. After an extended maternity leave, Laurie returned to work as a part-time deputy prosecutor assigned to the Drug Court Intervention Program and Juvenile Sex Offenses through April of 2010.
Laurie has served as an author and lecturer for various Indiana Continuing Legal Education programs, a co-chair of the Women Lawyers Section of the Allen County Bar Association and court-appointed guardian ad litem in child welfare cases, and court-appointed Spanish/English interpreter in both state and federal courts. Laurie has served on the faculty at the National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama, every spring since 2009 and at the 37th Annual Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University in 2010. She also works as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) and as a bilingual Forensic Interviewer at the Bill Lewis Center for Children in Fort Wayne, Indiana, conducting interviews in both Spanish and English.
Laurie is the founder of Socratic Parenting, LLC (www.SocraticParenting.com), co-creator of Token of Change™, and a consultant for the women’s empowerment group Sophie’s Café (www.SophiesCafe.org). Laurie lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel Summer Sanctuary (Luminis Books/May 2010), won a Moonbeam Gold Medal for excellence in young adult fiction and was named a 2011 Indiana Best Book Finalist. Laurie’s second young adult novel Maybe I Will was published in 2013 by Luminis Books to excellent reveiws. Just Myrto and A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting were also published in 2014.