Adapted Trauma-Informed Services Series Fall 2022

Adapted Trauma-Informed Services Series Fall 2022

The North Carolina Division of Child and Family Well-Being is sponsoring a series of webinars to support workforce development for systems that interact with, support, and provide treatment for persons who have mental illness co-occurring with an intellectual/developmental disability. The didactic webinars will cover information on how to adapt trauma informed models for dually diagnosed individuals. There will be four presentations in total (one per quarter) and will cover the following topics: Trauma-Informed Assessment, Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), Trauma Informed Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH).  

All training sessions will occur from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date Speaker Title

August 10, 2022                    

Dan Cheron           The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children (MATCH)-Adaptations for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

November 9, 2022

 

Kristina Turner Providing Applied Behavior Analysis in a Trauma Informed Environment
February 8, 2023 Dr. Angela Tunno Partnering with Families in Comprehensive, Trauma-Informed Assessments (CTIAs) for Youth with Dual IDD Diagnoses: A Strengths-Based and Flexible Approach
May 10, 2023 Nicole Croteau-Johnson Problematic Sexual Behaviors and its Impact on Dually Diagnosed Youth

 

Modality: Each training will be 2 hours of instruction in length. These didactics are a live interactive virtual training via zoom video conferencing platform.

Registration: Registration is free, but participants must pre-register for this training. We will confirm your registration by email.

Target Audience: 
This training series targets behavioral health professionals, LME-MCO staff, medical professionals, nursing professionals, school staff, state, local child serving agencies, and parents of youth who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Inclement Weather Policy:
Any announcements regarding changes to the schedule due to inclement weather will be posted on https://bhs.unc.edu.  Registered participants will also be notified by email.

ADA Statement:
Registrants requiring any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in our training programs, please contact us by email at bhs-support@unc.edu or by phone at (919) 445-0990 after completing registration to ensure we have enough time to secure the requested services.

Contact for Questions:
For questions, further information, or concerns, contact bhs-support@unc.edu
Or call (919) 445-0990

NC MHSSSA logoConfirmation Notices and Certificates of Completion:

Immediately after the training concludes participants will receive an email notifying them of the process and the manner, they will gain access to the evaluation and the certificate of completion for the training. The Certificate of Completion email will go within 5 business days after the training concludes to participants who met the time requirement listed in the continuing education policy based on the length of the training.

Adapted Trauma-Informed Services Series Fall 2022


The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children (MATCH)-Adaptations for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities 
Will be held live on 8/10/2022 from 10 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Cheron

Description
The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH), is an evidence-based counseling program for children and teenagers, ages 6-17, and their families. Unlike most specific counseling programs, which focus on a single problem (e.g., anxiety only), MATCH is designed for multiple problems related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and disruptive conduct, including conduct problems associated with ADHD. The MATCH program can give children and families a specific set of scientifically proven tools to help manage these problems that come up at home, at school, or with friends. Therapists who use MATCH have specialized strategies to customize each treatment to each family. In this training, attendees will receive introductory information about the MATCH program. Topics will include an overview of core concepts associated with the individual treatment protocols in MATCH and a summary of the empirical evidence supporting MATCH. Strengths and limitations of the program will be discussed. Specific attention will be paid to describing how MATCH can be utilized to address traumatic stress problems as well as adaptations that can be made to the MATCH program to support individuals who experience difficulties associated with Autism, Developmental Delays, or Intellectual Disabilities.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the MATCH model and its core concepts.
  2. Summarize the empirical evidence that supports the use of MATCH for youth.
  3. Identify how MATCH can treat youth with a trauma related diagnosis.
  4. Explain how MATCH can be adapted to address the culture of Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities.

Providing Applied Behavior Analysis in a Trauma Informed Environment
Will be held live on 11/9/2022 from 10 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Kristina Turner

Description
What is trauma informed care, and what does it mean to put trauma informed care (TIC) in to practice? In this training, you will briefly learn about the basics of trauma informed care, and then discuss what it means to put that into every day practice. Quality indicators of trauma informed practice will be discussed. Then,  the trainer will discuss how trauma informed practice is applied in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and when a referral for ABA services is appropriate for an individual you support, and how ABA can be applied in a trauma-informed setting.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the 4 Rs to a trauma-informed approach.
  2. Explain what putting the 4 Rs into practice looks like.
  3. Examine the components of the ABA treatment model.
  4. Describe how to adapt trauma informed principles into the practice of ABA.

Partnering with Families in Comprehensive, Trauma-Informed Assessments (CTIAs) for Youth with Dual IDD Diagnoses: A Strengths-Based and Flexible Approach
Will be held live on 2/8/2023 from 10 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Angela Tunno

Description
Participants attending this session will be provided with an overview of key components and the importance of Comprehensive, Trauma-Informed Assessments (CTIAS) that centers engagement and cultural humility. Topics will include ways to partner with families during the CTIA process and examples of strategies and tools that can be used to adapt the CTIA process for the individual youth and family. Interactive discussion and activities will allow space for participants to reflect on their assessment experiences and practice skills, such as engagement strategies and providing collaborative, person-centered, and strengths-based feedback with youth experiencing dual diagnoses.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define components and the importance of Comprehensive, Trauma-Informed Assessments founded in engagement and cultural humility
  2. Describe how to engage, collaborate, and partner with families during the CTIA process
  3. Recognize opportunities and examples of strategies and tools that can be used to adapt the CTIA process for the individual youth and family through the collaborative therapeutic relationship
  4. Describe ways to provide feedback that is collaborative, person-centered, and strengths-based to meet the needs of the youth and family.

Problematic Sexual Behaviors and its Impact on Dually Diagnosed Youth
Will be held live on 5/10/2023 from 10 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Nicole Croteau-Johnson

Description
This presentation will provide an overview of the continuum of sexual behavior in children and adolescents; including normative vs. concerning vs. problematic with a focus on dually diagnosed youth. Participants will learn how to distinguish between typical sexual behavior and problematic sexual behavior (PSB) in children and adolescents, as well as understanding the risk factors for developing PSB. Participants will learn how to utilize and incorporate age appropriate language and responses to PSB in children and youth, and understand how to make appropriate safety planning and recommendations to support caregivers and families who have youth with PSB and Intellectual Disabilities, and/or Autism.

Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the stages of childhood sexual development.
  2. Recognize how trauma can impact youth’s sexual development.
  3. Explain how to support caregivers who have youth with problematic sexual behaviors, Intellectual Disabilities, and/or Autism.
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Children with Complex Needs Series 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Each successfully completed webinar qualifies for 2 contact hour.  

 This course has been submitted the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board for 2 contact hour.

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Dan Cheron, PhD
Dan Cheron, PhDDr. Dan Cheron is the Vice President of Programs, Implementation, and Training at Judge Baker Children’s Center. He is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Psychology. Dr. Cheron received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University, where he worked extensively researching and treating anxious children and adolescents at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the May Institute in their community-based Behavioral Health Services Division.

Dr. Cheron came to Judge Baker Children’s Center in September 2010 to complete his postdoctoral fellowship with John Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP, where he worked on multiple grant-funded projects investigating the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for youth with anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, and traumatic stress in community mental health clinics across New England. He now continues his work at Judge Baker Children’s Center as Vice President of Programs, Implementation, and Training. Dr. Cheron currently oversees multiple initiatives supporting large agencies, countries and states to improve youth mental health service delivery through the training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments to youth mental health providers in the communities surrounding Boston. He also oversees the development and utilization of progress monitoring systems to inform psychotherapy practice.

Dr. Cheron specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth anxiety disorders and traumatic stress, and he has significant experience in the use of empirically-based interventions for depression and disruptive behavior problems in children and adolescents. He is the author and co-author of multiple journal articles and book chapters on the topic of anxiety disorders in children and he lectures to local schools and parent organizations about youth mental health treatment. Dr. Cheron is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and regularly presents his research at annual conferences.

Kristina TurnerKristina Turner

Kristina is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Temple University, where she received a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Kristina has been practicing as a BCBA in Virginia since 2013, in homes, centers, private schools, and group homes. Kristina believes to serve an individual, you have to serve the whole family and keep trauma-informed practice at the forefront of each decision. Kristina is the Director of ABA at Intercept Health and is also a native of Staunton, Va.

Dr. Angela M. Tunno

Angela M. Tunno, Ph.D., M.S. is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Duke University School of Medicine, the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the Center for Child & Family Health. She received her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Kansas and her Master of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. She also completed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) where she helped develop and disseminate national prevention efforts focused on community violence and child maltreatment.

Dr. Tunno’s areas of specialty include clinical, research, advocacy, and social justice efforts focused on the impact of trauma and systemic inequities for children, youth, and families. She has a specific clinical and research focus on the intersection of trauma exposure and high-risk behavior (e.g., suicidal thoughts/behavior, substance use). Her clinical practice is informed by evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with a foundation in the power of incorporating strengths and methods of healing for adults, families, and youth from different backgrounds into a holistic approach to treatment. Collaboration; partnering with youth, families, and adults; and cultural humility are at the foundation of her clinical, research, systems, and community work. She values true partnership and the importance of community-led efforts to build collective methods to prevention and intervention.

Nicole Croteau-Johnson

Nicole Croteau-JohnsonNikki Croteau-Johnson, MA, LPA, is a psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families in outpatient and forensic settings. She has specialty training in several evidence-based treatments, including, TF-CBT, PSB-CBT-S and PSB-CBT-A. She is currently the Clinical Director for the Problematic Sexual Behavior Program for Children and Adolescents at the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, where in addition to providing direct clinical services, she oversees the implementation of a statewide PSB program; developing a clinical workforce as well as clinical policy and procedures; stakeholder education and engagement, and other sustainability initiatives.

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