Friday, October 12, 2007

Presentation at Alliance Conference

I will be presenting at the National Conference of the Alliance for Children and Families next week. If any one reading this plans to be there, please stop by and say hello.

The conference:

Alliance National Conference: Join the best peer national network of nonprofit human service leaders at the Alliance’s premiere event in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel. This conference promises to expand your national peer connections and equip you, your senior management team, and your board with knowledgeable solutions to the many timely issues and opportunities facing the nonprofit human services sector. Learn more at the conference Web site.

My workshop:

Session C: Thursday, October 18 - 10:30 a.m. to Noon

C6The Creation, Enhancement, and Maintenance of a Trauma-Informed Treatment AgencyThis presentation explores the transformation of a large behavioral health, child welfare agency into a trauma-informed, relationship-based treatment program. It explains how unique approaches were used to establish trauma-informed treatmentintegrated with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, implementing it in group homes, a school, and various community-based treatment programs. The workshop further explores the enhancement of trauma-informed treatment through client-generatedindividual crisis management plans, psycho-education on trauma for children and parents, and integration of sensory interventions. These approaches reduce the use of restraints and seclusions, increase staff job satisfaction, and reduce staff turnover. The agency enhances its ability to effectively treat severely damaged children and their families with successful outcomes.
Presenter: Patricia D. Wilcox, vice president, strategic development, Klingberg Family Centers, Inc.

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