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Understanding and Screening for Trauma in Young Children

Friday, September 25, 2020
9:00 am12:00 pm
McCook, NE

Many children entering the foster care system have experienced trauma. Identifying trauma & appropriately responding is critical to ensuring the child's well-being.

In this 3-hour training you will:
•Learn about the impact of trauma
•Practice doing a trauma screen
•Learn what's in a trauma assessment
•Learn what treatments work

Continuing Education: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance, agenda, and handouts, which can be used for submitting and requesting CE credit on your own.

Who should attend?

Guardians ad litem, County attorneys, Parents attorneys, Judges, CASA, FCRO, Caseworkers, and other professionals in the juvenile system

Speaker: Samantha Byrns, MSEd, LMHP, NCC, Outreach and Training Specialist; Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children.

She is a board certified, licensed mental health practitioner providing outpatient individual and family therapy with specialized training in trauma and early childhood. She is trained in Trauma-Informed Care (Trainer), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Circle of Security Parenting (Facilitator), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Reflective Practice/Consultation, Early Coach Training, Pyramid Model Training, Psychological First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She received her Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Master of Science in Education Degree from the University of Nebraska Kearney. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Nebraska Counseling Association (NCA) and the Nebraska Association for Infant Mental Health (NAIMH).