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CWLA Teleconference Focuses on Trauma Intervention in Schools

4/19/2005:   CWLA is holding the fourth session in its 2005 teleconference series, Competence On Call, on April 21. The highly acclaimed series provides agencies with a convenient, cost-effective way to keep staff informed and involved in critical child welfare issues. The modest registration fee includes one telephone line and a complete set of program materials.

The 2005 series includes five sessions, from January to May, focused on child trauma. Specifically, series is discussing 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 focus on understanding evidence-based child trauma interventions that can be used to treat child sexual abuse. Presenters are all nationally recognized experts and members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The call on April 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT, will review the effects of trauma on kids in school, and present an example of a skills-based group intervention for children who have been exposed to community violence--Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). CBITS is a school-based model that includes education about reactions to trauma, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and social problem solving.

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

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