Domestic Violence (DV) Workshops presented with Family Shelter Services 

The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adults

When: Tuesday, July 25 from 9am - 11am
CEUs: 2.0 for licensed counselors, social workers and nurses. 

This workshop will cover types of trauma, and the relationship between domestic violence (DV) and trauma. We will talk about the characteristics, experiences and effects DV and trauma on children of various age groups, including childhood PTSD symptoms and stressors, and its pre-school subtype. You will learn about characteristics of teen dating violence, and its relationship to victimization later in life, and the short-term and long-term effects of childhood DV experience. Finally, we will cover approaches to engaging with traumatized children, working with children who have experienced DV, and safety planning.

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Cultural Issues and Domestic Violence

When: Friday, September 15 from 9am - 11am

CEUs: 2.0 for licensed social workers, counselors or nurses.

What is culture and why is it important? This workshop will begin by defining culture and explaining how it shapes our experiences and interactions. We will discuss how we understand our own cultural identities, and introduce the concept of cultural humility. Then we will look at domestic violence (DV) among immigrants, barriers immigrants face, and remedies available for DV victims.

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Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy

When: Thursday, September 28 from 9am - 10am

CEUs1.0 for licensed social workers and counselors.

Dr. McGrath will give an overview of the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Dr. McGrath has been using ERP for the treatment of anxiety for 18 years. He will review the ethics of using ERP, what ERP is and is not, how to set up a basic ERP hierarchy, and how to make ERP maximally effective for your anxious patients. Feel free to bring cases, as he will be available for a Q&A session to help you jump start ERP work with your patients.

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