This virtual workshop will provide a brief overview of the ongoing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) studies and will discuss how to determine ACE scores for youth and adults. Discussion will focus on what constitutes an ACE and how these are often inter-related. Strategies for working with clients (both youth and adults) will be provided along with trauma histories to improve outcomes for youth and limit the intergenerational transfer of ACEs through families. In addition, this training will include the importance and benefits of developing a trauma informed workplace and how giving staff a unified language to talk about youth and their families can aid in creating a more caring environment.
PRESENTER: Dina McManus, LSCW-R
Ms. McManus is the Director for Clinical Services and oversees clinical staff of LaSalle’s Specialized Treatment Services Program which includes both residential and outpatient programs. She joined LaSalle’s staff in 2005, and has been a therapist in the field of sexual abuse and trauma for nearly 20 years. Many of the youth participating in these programs have engaged in sexually harmful behavior and suffer from complex trauma and mental health issues.
PLEASE NOTE: This training is FREE for NYSCA CAC/MDT members in good standing.
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