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Working with Traumatized Children and Families

Mohave County Superior Court Team

Monday, September 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)

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Course Description:

  • This six-hour course will be an engaging, interactive and didactic presentation on the nature, scope and focus of the work of a mental health / child welfare / social services professional working with traumatized children and families.
  • Teaching methods include didactic presentations with the use of PowerPoint slides, interactive small and large group discussions, viewing of videos and exercises applying the information covered. There will be question and answer periods involving case examples provided by the participants for their use in class as well as afterwards.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their knowledge, awareness and understanding about trauma in the lives of children and the families that they serve.
  • Participants will understand the connection between the experience of trauma and the experience of grief and loss.
  • Participants will be able to identify the role that culture plays in the experience and treatment of trauma in children and families.
  • Participants will review relevant research, DSM 5 diagnostic criteria, treatment interventions and outcomes data related to concurrent treatment of trauma and grief and loss.
  • Participants will be able to identify the practical application of these principals into their work with youth and families that are dealing with issues of trauma and loss in all life domains (home, school, work and community).
  • Participants will identify the presence and impact of secondary trauma along with positive proactive and reactive responses to secondary trauma.


About your Presenter

Dr. Manning provides keynote address, professional training, consulting and speaking services to professionals of multiple specialties and lay persons on a wide range of topics including permanency for youth in foster care, juvenile justice and adoption, coping with grief and loss, primary and secondary trauma, attachment, transitional age youth and developing and sustaining collaborative teams.  He has presented at national, state and local mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice and education conferences and trainings.  Dr. Manning is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant for the National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP).  He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and is a licensed clinical psychologist in state of California. Dr. Manning serves as the Program Director for the Eddie Nash Foundation for Foster Youth and on the Board of Directors for Young Lives Redeemed. 
He has extensive experience working in government, non-profit community, social service and mental health agencies, providing contract administration, intensive case management services on behalf of youth in foster care and serving as the mental health liaison on a number of local and regional committees and taskforces.  He has participated in developing and implementing innovative and community mental health programs. His experience also includes serving as an individual, family and group therapist, group home therapist and manager, clinical supervisor and psychiatric disability insurance case manager.   
He also wrote a chapter in the published book: Darla Henry: The 3-5-7 Model: A Practice Approach to Permanency and co-wrote: Integrating Child Welfare and Mental Health Practices: Actualizing Youth Permanency Using the 3-5-7 Model – American Humane Association: Protecting Children Journal - June 2011.   
He is a speaker / trainer for the Eddie Nash Foundation, Public Child Welfare Training Academy in southern California, Bay Area Child Welfare Training Academy,  and UC Davis Center for Human Studies and a faculty member at Brandman University: Department of Psychology. 

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The Learning Center for Families
2044 Mesa Palms Drive
St. George, UT 84770

Monday, September 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)

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Mohave County Superior Court Team

Registration is FREE!  Lunch will be on your own for one hour.

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