Saturday, January 18, 2014

COMING February 19, 2014 (SAVE THIS DATE)

The country’s leading expert on childhood traumaDr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., will be providing a half-day seminar for professionals in Contra Costa who work with young children.  We hope you can attend! 
  
The seminar will take place on February 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.  The fee for attending will be $50, which includes lunch.  CEU’s will be provided by Contra CostaCounty.  Registration information will soon follow. 
  
ABOUT THE SEMINAR 
  
Each year in the United States, approximately 5 million children experience some form of trauma.  Come learn the most effective ways for helping traumatized children inContra Costa County. This seminar is designed for all professionals who work with young children.  Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: 
  
·       The impact of trauma on early childhood development and implications for intervention 
·       The biological and developmental cost of traumatizing parenting on young children 
·       Building resilience through trauma-informed responses and interventions 
·       How organizations and providers can be more responsive to the adverse impact of trauma on young children and families they serve 
·       Best practices for developing a trauma-informed community in Contra Costa 
  
About Dr. Bruce Perry 
  
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, a Houston-based non-profit organization which promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma. He has served as a consultant to the FBI and is the former Chief of Psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital, as well as former Vice-Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.   
  
His experience with traumatized children has led many community and governmental agencies to consult Dr. Perry following high-profile incidents involving traumatized children such as the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine school shootings, the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings. 
  
He is the author of several books on this subject, including Brief Reflections in Childhood Trauma and Society and RESILIENCE: Six Core Strengths for Healthy Development both published in 2013. 
  
CONTACT: 
  
If you do not receive registration information by January 17, 2014, please contact Alex Khu: (925) 771-7342. 
  
SPONSORS: 
  
First 5 Contra Costa, East Bay Community Foundation, Early Childhood Leadership Alliance(ECLA)and Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence
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