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The Art of Resilience: Becoming ACES Aware and Trauma Informed

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Life Bridges Inc

764 Old Chattanooga Pike Southwest

HUNT OPPORTUNITY CENTER (behind main building)

Cleveland, TN 37311

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In the United States, intimate partner violence (IPV) affects approximately one in three women and one in four men during their lifetimes. It is estimated that 15.5 million children in the U.S. are exposed to violence in the home annually. Exposure to IPV has been linked to negative physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health effects.
The Adverse Childhood Experience Studies (ACEs) show that many of these traumas occur before age 18 and result in disrupted brain development, adoption of at risk health behaviors, and increase the risk for disease, disability and social problems in children and adults, including developing physical and mental illness. Evidence has shown that by implementing trauma informed practices
within all human service systems professionals can more effectively work with individuals and families to build their resilience and enhance overall health and well-being.

Participants will learn the importance of screening for family violence, how to screen, what makes a screen positive, and referral strategies. Evidence-based interventions using trauma-informed practice principlies will also be reviewed and practical ways to apply these in daily practice. This is an interactive, hands-on training with collaboration experiences using the innovative World Cafe' model during the training!

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Discuss why the brain explains many of the potential consequences of childhood exposure to domestic violence.
2. Define the ACEs categories and related screening tools including the ACES screen, IPV screen, and a resilience tool.
3. List three physical, mental, behavioral and/or cognitive effects associated with childhood exposure to domestic violence.
4. Describe latest trauma-informed practices on an organizational, professional, and client level to improve outcomes.

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Valerie Radu, PhD, LCSW has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Tennessee since 1996.

Dr. Radu has nearly 20 years of experience as a practitioner, community leader, faculty member and administrator in a variety of settings. She uses collaboration, experiential learning, and other innovative techniques to both teach and lead. She has a special interest and commitment to the principles of social justice, peace, and reconciliation on personal, community, and global levels. Since 1996 she has been a frequent presenter on aging issues, ethics, diversity/cultural competence, and leadership development in the southeastern United States for a variety of professional organizations and groups. For the past 10 years, she has also provided clinical supervision to MSW social workers seeking hours towards LCSW licensure.

NOTE: The Tennessee Board of Social Work Certification and Licensure does not preapprove continuing education programs. It is the responsibility of the social worker, using their professional judgment, to justify that the continuing educational program meets the guidelines of the Licensure Board and is relevant to their professional practice. All social workers should review the specific requirements to ensure the workshops they are attending are applicable and appropriate to their professional development.

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