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ROPER VICTIM ASSISTANCE ACADEMY OF MARYLAND (RVAAM), University of Baltimore

2019 V-STEP Eastern Regional Advanced Training (Dorchester County)

Victim Services Training Enhancement Program (V-STEP)…Bringing Crime Victim Training and Certification to Maryland Communities

Location: Public Safety Complex

Address: 8 Washington Street, Cambridge, MD 21613

Room: 2nd Floor Training Room

Parking: Free. Park next door in food Lion parking lot

Location Information: Lisa Jones, 410.228.1818

Training Information Contact: Anne M. Litecky, VASIII program coordinator, alitecky@ubalt.edu (410) 837-5055

Monday, August 19, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

AGENDA

8:30 Registration – sign-in and pick up nametag

8:45 Opening Welcome

9:00 - 12:00 Workshop Session I (with 15 minute break)

Heather L. Pfeifer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Masters in Science in Criminal Justice Program

School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore

EXPLORING THE DYNAMICS AND EFFECTS OF SECONDARY VICTIMIZATION ON FAMILIES OF CRIME VICTIMS

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the effect of trauma can be experienced throughout life and affect various aspects of functioning and behavior
  • Discuss why some victims and family members may have feelings of ambivalence towards the perpetrator
  • Define secondary trauma and how it may affect families of victims of crime, and the relationships and/or dynamics between family members
  • Identify trauma-informed approaches when communicating and interacting with victims of crime and their families

Workshop Summary: This workshop presents the third piece of artwork in the Illuminations portfolio, in which “J” addresses the question “how did this (e.g., child sexual abuse) affect your family?” It allows participants the opportunity to explore the concept of secondary victimization, the varied responses to trauma within the family, and how those responses can exacerbate or mitigate the negative effects of trauma for the victim.

12:00 –1:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)

1:00 - 4:30 Workshop Session II (with 15 minute break)

Dr. Michael F. Barnes, MAC, LPC

Chief Clinical Officer

Foundry Treatment Center

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

INTEGRATED ADDICTION TREATMENT: HELPING CLIENTS & FAMILIES

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • identify addiction from a disease perspective
  • discuss the complications in addiction treatment caused by clients experience of symptoms of both developmental trauma and PTSD
  • understand trauma integrated addiction treatment, through examples of how this model can be generalized to outpatient treatment
  • describe family trauma symptoms and how the family experience of trauma negatively impacts their engagement in the family recovery needed to maximize addiction treatment outcomes
  • utilize support services for families, trauma, and addiction

Workshop Summary: For years, addiction treatment professionals have been clearly stating that addiction is a family disease, while failing to treat it in a systemic fashion. What has made the treatment of addiction even more complicated is the realization of the wide-spread co-occurrence of trauma and addiction in those suffering with the disease. While addiction treatment providers are recognizing the need for trauma informed addiction treatment for individual clients, there has remained a gap in clearly articulating a process for integrating trauma and addiction treatment for clients and especially for their family members.

NOTE:

RVAAM curriculum has been approved for selected professions (e.g. law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole) Participants wil receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and are welcome to ask for academic credits.
2019 V-STEP: Western Regional Victim Services Advanced Training are held in 5 regional location across Maryland. Please contact Anne Litecky, V-STEP Program Coordinator for training schedules and information about free training for your agency or organization.



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