Thursday, March 04, 2010

Transforming Resistance to Enthusiasm in MA

On April 6, 2010 (Tuesday) Steve Brown, PsyD. and Pat Wilcox, LCSW will be presenting at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Child & Adolescent Restraint/Seclusion Prevention Initiative Grand Rounds. Our topic will be: Transforming Resistance to Enthusiasm - Implementing Trauma-Informed Care. Trauma-informed care is an important element to the success of preventing restraint and seclusion use. This training will provide and understanding of how to implement trauma-informed care in child & adolescent settings. It will include an overview to the Risking Connections trauma training program, as well as the Restorative Approach which is a trauma- and relationship-based approach to treatment of children. The presentation will focus on the most effective transformation process for overcoming common staff concerns and changing resistance to enthusiasm.


The presentation will be held 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, (Registration starting at 8:30AM) at the Lazare Auditorium of the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA. The registration deadline is Monday, March 29th, 2010. To register please contact Annabelle Lim at Email: annabelle.lim@massmail.state.ma.us or Phone: 617.626.8087. An email confirmation with directions will be sent upon registration. CEU applications have been submitted for: Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, & Social Workers. Hope to see you there!