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Announcing CWLA's 2005 Teleconference Series: Building a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

1/3/2005:   We are pleased to announce that later this month, CWLA will hold the first session in its 2005 teleconference series, Competence On Call. The highly acclaimed Competence On Call teleconference series provides agencies with a convenient, cost-effective way to keep staff informed and involved in critical child welfare issues. The registration fee includes one telephone connection and a complete set of program materials, which can be copied for each individual participant. The only limit to the number of employees who can participate is the size and acoustics of the room where they will gather and the quality of the speakerphone.

The 2005 series includes five sessions from January to May, focused on child trauma. Specifically, we will discuss the developmental impact of child trauma; how knowledge of child trauma can enhance child welfare practice in various settings, such as schools and residential treatment centers; and evidence-based child trauma interventions that can be used to treat child sexual abuse. Presenters are nationally recognized experts and members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which is committed to improving access and increasing the standard of care for traumatized children and families.

The subject of the first call on January 20, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST, is the impact of traumatic stress on children. The call will feature presenters Donna Humbert and Lekethia Sanford, both with the Trauma Intervention Center for Children and Adolescents in Nashville. Humbert and Sanford will provide information on normal trauma responses, define post-traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma, and illustrate how children manifest complex trauma in their behavior and emotions.

To register for any of the teleconferences, visit www.cwla.org/conferences/2005teleconference-coc.htm.

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