Trauma-Informed Care Training for MDT Members
Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
A trauma-informed system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress on those who have contact with the system including children, caregivers, and service providers. Programs and agencies within such a system infuse and sustain trauma awareness, knowledge, and skills into their organizational cultures, practices, and policies. They act in collaboration with all those who are involved with the child, using the best available science, to facilitate and support the recovery and resiliency of the child and family.
This training is intended for all MDT disciplines including, but not limited to, child protection, law enforcement, medical and mental health professionals, victim advocacy, prosecution, and CAC staff.
The facilitator for this Trauma-Informed Care training is Kristine Buffington:
Kristine Buffington, MSW, LISW-S is a cum laude graduate of Eastern Michigan University with her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. She has over 26 years of experience in the field of social work as a case manager, clinical therapist, agency administrator, and a national trainer and consultant regarding issues of child traumatic stress and trauma informed care. She is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and has been a participant and chair of a number of national and state level committees to address traumatic stress, child welfare, and juvenile justice issues. She completed the TF-CBT Train the Trainer program under the supervision of Anthony Mannarino and Judith Cohen.
When & Where
Ohio Network of Children's Advocacy Centers
in partnership with
Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children
This training is supported by funding from the
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services