June 4, 2010 Shifting Paradigms: Cultural Narratives of Trauma as a Foundation for Quality Care
Friday, June 4, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
CULTURAL NARRATIVES OF TRAUMA AS A
FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY CARE
June 4, 2010
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Across continents and cultures, traumatic events leave their mark on individuals, families and communities, whether through natural disasters, interpersonal violence or large scale events of man-made intention. The past decade has witnessed a burgeoning professional literature on the impact of trauma, resulting in significant advances in trauma-based interventions. This conference will examine the philosophy and practices behind the concept of trauma-informed systems of care, emphasizing cultural competence as a foundation for such care. Trauma-informed care presents a fundamental "paradigm shift" in how we approach assessment and intervention across services, populations and settings. Set within the context of cultural competence, such systems of care demonstrate real potential for moving beyond treatment to foster healing and transformation. This conference will offer participants an array of learning experiences that present various aspects of culturally competent, trauma-informed systems of care, from the perspectives of professionals in the field, consumers and advocates.
Keynote: "Lessons Learned from the Field: Culturally Relevant Work with Disaster-Related Trauma" Paula Madrid, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist & Trauma Specialist, Fellow, Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma, Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailmen School of Public Health
Workshop A: Building a Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed System of Care
Workshop B: Working with Traumatized Children and Families
Workshop C: Expressions of Trauma Across Cultures
Workshop D: Women, Violence and Trauma: The Impact and Deceptive Strategies to Work Towards Social Inclusion
Workshop E: Complex Trauma: Integrating Evidence-Based Practices with Fundamentals of Culturally Responsive Care
To secure this discount, eligible participants must enter the event code: DMHS and fully complete the agency identification information on the registration form.