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Children, Trauma and the Increased Risk for Children with IDD
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September Webinar

Children, Trauma and the Increased Risk for Children with IDD


A significant number of children are exposed to traumatic life events. Any where from 25% to 85% of children have experienced trauma. It is common for children to be exposed to more than one traumatic event in their lives. Children exposed to chronic and pervasive trauma are especially vulnerable to the impact of subsequent trauma (American Psychological Association, 2018). This training provides an overview of the effects of trauma during childhood, including as it relates to children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and the implications for diagnosis and treatment strategies. The potential outcomes of trauma experiences and the importance of trauma informed approaches will also be discussed. Remain on the webinar for a 15 minute question and answer session with the presenters. 

Target Audience: Advanced Child Welfare Professionals

FFTA members will receive an invitation to register for this webinar. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify the short and long-term effects of trauma during childhood with a particular focus on early trauma and attachment.
2. Participants will be able to outline the increased risks for exposure to trauma and effects of trauma for children with IDD
3. Participants will be able to outline 3 key strategies to address the effects of trauma for youth with IDD.

Presenters:
DeVault Clevenger, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, has over 30 years of experience in the human service field and has provided direct care services in Department of Social Services, mental health outpatient treatment, intensive in home, therapeutic foster care, group home, and psychiatric hospital settings. DeVault is the Director of Clinical Operations for Pinnacle Family Services. DeVault has developed a treatment model for foster children, Fostering Solutions, that is trauma informed and relationship focused. DeVault has trained extensively on Family Preservation Supervision, Separation and Grief, System of Care Development, Parenting Education, the Child and Family Team Process, Skills Building, Strength Based Assessments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care. DeVault is MINT rostered as a Motivational Interviewing trainer.

Anne M. La Force, MA, LPA, is a member of the National Consultant team for the Center for START Services and Clinical Director for the NC START Central Region. Anne is a clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience in the fields of intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health. She specializes in providing assessment, consultation and intervention services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health issues. Anne also provides training and consultation to community-based providers on multiple topics including dual diagnosis, crisis prevention and planning, trauma, and positive behavioral supports.

Family Focused Treatment Association, #1659, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. FFTA maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 4/10/2019 - 4/10/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 general continuing education credits. Every attendee who attends the entire webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. In order to receive a certificate for ACE credit hours - you must attend the entire webinar and also complete an evaluation once the webinar is finished. You will be able to access your certificate online as soon as you complete the evaluation. Please check the map on the ASWB website for information on whether your state accepts ACE credit.


DeVault Clevenger



Anne M. La Force, MA, LPA

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