Trauma in Infancy and Early Childhood: Developmental Risk and Intervention Strategies

Friday, April 23, 2010
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Adelphi University
Alumni House
Garden City Campus

The focus of this training will be on the impact of interpersonal violence on the psychological development of young children. The instructor will describe the complex consequences for infants and young children when they witness violence in their own families and communities. She will also examine the caregiving relationships that support children's development and how the violence influences those relationships. The emphasis will be on how witnessing violence places children's attachments at risk and how it creates extra challenges for the developmental task of learning self-regulation, especially emotional modulation and regulation. In addition, the instructor will describe the core principles of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an intervention model for traumatized infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their caregivers. The theoretical basis for CPP will be discussed, as will the primary domains of intervention. There will be consideration of how CPP is used with culturally diverse populations. Special attention will be paid to understanding the cultural and social contexts in which a family lives and how cultural perspectives interact with families needs. The instructor will teach through a combination of lecture, case discussion, illustrative vignettes, videos, and video-based exercises.

About the Instructor
Patricia Van Horn
J.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California, Associate Clinical Professor of in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, and Associate Director of the UCSF Child Trauma Research Project at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Van Horn received her J.D. in 1970 from the University of Colorado School of Law, and her Ph.D. in 1996 from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. Her research at the Child Trauma Research Project involves investigating the efficacy of a relationship-based model for treating children under six and their caregivers in cases where children have witnessed domestic violence or experienced other interpersonal traumas. She is coauthor of the books Losing a Parent to Death in the Early Years: Guidelines for the Treatment of Traumatic Bereavement in Infancy and Early Childhood and “Don’t Hit My Mommy!”—A Manual of Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Witnesses of Family Violence.

Program Fees
Program Fee: $115.00

Credentialing Information and Continuing Education
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • CME
  • ASHA
  • OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services)

This program has been submitted for approval for a total of 6 continuing education/training/contact hours or .6 ASHA Credits

Social work CEU’s are given through the New York State Chapter of the NASW.

CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted for approval to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for credits toward recredentialing.

Nursing Contact Hours: Adelphi University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on accreditation.
Education Hours/credits: May be received at the discretion of your school. We are happy to provide any information you may need to help towards your approval.

Category 1 CME Credits
Winthrop-University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Winthrop-University Hospital designates this Continuing Medical Education activity for up to 6 credit hours in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians' Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the education event.

Winthrop-University Hospital relies upon planners and instructors in its CME programs to provide education information that is objective and as free of bias as possible. In this spirit, and in accordance with the guidelines of the program sponsor, participants are expected to indicate any commercial relationship that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Winthrop University Category 1 CME's sponsored by Winthrop-University Hospital

This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Related area).

*The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Marcy Safyer, LCSW-R
Linen Hall, Room 11
p - 516.877.3060
e - msafyer@adelphi.edu

The Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512

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