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Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Now Accepting Proposals for the 2020 Child Protection Summit

Potential presenters are invited to submit workshop proposals that align with the mission, vision, and core values of DCF. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Click here for additional information and to submit a proposal online.

This Week

This webinar is hosted by Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance

The suicide rates for Black children ages 5 to 11 has exceeded that of any other ethnic group, according to new research by Dr. Michael Lindsey. He will present this data along with the disparate health outcomes between Blacks and Whites tied to socioeconomic issues, poverty, nutrition, violence, and racism. This webinar will review signs and symptoms of depression, suicide and anxiety in Black children. It will also explore the importance of access to care, particularly school mental health services, as well as preventive measures.

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This webinar is hosted by Early Childhood Investigations

Trauma in young children is much more pervasive—and much more destructive—than we ever thought. The research on trauma has made it clear that children’s challenging behavior is not intentional, but is instead driven by fear and a protective strategy for coping with their experience. Working with children with challenging behavior and especially those who’ve experienced trauma is probably the most stressful aspect of the teaching profession which can result in secondary traumatic stress (STS), the symptoms of which can mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder.

In this webinar you will:

Develop an understanding of trauma and how it affects behavior

Learn ways to support children who have been traumatized

Develop strategies to promote your own resilience

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