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Re-Establishing Families as the Secure Base in the Aftermath of Domestic Violence

Free Virtual Conference: May 26th and May 27th, 2022

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Co-sponsored by the Center for Family Intervention Science, Counseling and Family Therapy Program at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Drexel University College of Medicine, Division of Behavioral Healthcare Education.

Dates:

May 26 & 27, 2022

Time:

9:00am to 12:30pm US Eastern Time (please check your local time zone)

Overview of the Conference

“Re-Establishing Families as the Secure Base in the Aftermath of Domestic Violence” is a free two-day virtual conference focused on the impact of domestic violence on children. In the past, most conference proceedings have focused on the adult survivors of domestic violence and/or the perpetrators of the abuse. Unfortunately, the effects of domestic violence on children have been largely left out of the conversation.

This conference aims to put a spotlight on the effects of domestic violence on children. Domestic violence can shatter a child’s trust and sense of safety in the world. Witnessing or living in a home with violence can lead a child to develop internalizing and externalizing disorders. Domestic violence exposure can also alter a child’s developmental trajectory and negatively impact social and academic functioning.

During this conference, we will be offering presentations from experts in the field of domestic violence. Audience members can expect to learn how domestic violence impacts children and how healthcare providers can support parents and children during the domestic violence crisis and in the aftermath of domestic violence.

Target Audience

This conference is for healthcare providers working with families impacted by domestic violence. This might include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, family therapists, mental health counselors, and medical advocates. Other professionals who work with families impacted by domestic violence might also gain new skills from the conference.

Program Objectives:

  • Discuss some of the central research findings on how children are impacted by domestic violence.
  • Explain the importance of family focused care for domestic violence assessment and intervention.
  • Describe some of the key parenting challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence.
  • Identify intervention strategies to support parents and children during the domestic violence crisis and in the aftermath of domestic violence.

Registration

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If you have questions or concerns contact: Rebecca Saionz at rss94@drexel.edu or 215-571-3410

Please let us know if you have any disability or other special needs so that we can ensure that your needs will be fully met.

Fees

Conference is free of cost.

There is an optional fee to receive CEUs.

CE Certificate Fees:
PA State Board LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC - $25 per certificate
Psychologist CE - $35 per certificate

***Many states accept Psychologist CEs for Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors. Some states also accept other state board's CEs. Please check with your local licensing board to verify CEs you can use.***

Logistical Info

You will be emailed the link for the webinar and relevant handouts the day before the first day of the conference.

The conference starts at 9:00am ET. We recommend that you allow yourself additional time to connect in the event of technical difficulties

The link to view the webcast will be a Zoom link, which is an internet based program. If you are able to view and listen to videos via your computer you should be fine. An internet connection - broadband or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) is suggested. We recommend that you allow yourself additional time to connect in the event of technical difficulties.

If you have any questions in reference to connecting to the webcast, please do not hesitate to contact us at abft@drexel.edu

Speakers

Christine E. Murray, Ph.D., LCMHC, LMFT
Dr. Murray is the Director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Murray has a long history of multidisciplinary, community-engaged work related to preventing and responding to domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. In addition to her research and practice work, she is a survivor and works through the See the Triumph campaign to build supportive resources for survivors and help end the stigma that many survivors face.

Heather Katafiasz, PhD
Dr. Katafiasz is an Associate Professor at The University of Akron. Her research is focused on further the systemic understanding of Intimate Partner Violence and its intersection with Substance Use.

Anna Lower, BSW
Anna Lower has worked with Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency, for five years in different roles, from a case manager in shelter, crisis response advocate, and now Medical Advocate. As a medical advocate for the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) Anna works throughout Montgomery County PA to train health care providers on what domestic violence is, how to screen and document appropriately, and how to seek out supportive services.

Lynda Monks
Lynda Monks is a Medical Advocate at the Jefferson Health Abington Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Casey Gwinn, Esq
Casey Gwinn is the President and Co-Founder of Alliance for HOPE International and the Founder of Camp HOPE America and is also the visionary behind the Family Justice Center movement, first proposing the concept of the Family Justice Center model in 1989. In 2002, he founded the first Camp HOPE America in San Diego and it is now moving across the country. Casey is a national expert on domestic violence, including prosecution, strangulation, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), and best practices. Prior to this position, Casey was the elected San Diego City Attorney.

Guy Diamond, PhD
Guy Diamond, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Associate Professor at Drexel University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. At Drexel, he is the Director of the Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS). CFIS was founded in 1996 and has received funding from NIMH, SAMSHA, CDC, CSAT and several private foundations. CFIS is dedicated to the development; testing and dissemination of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal youth.. Along with his co-authors, Drs. Gary Diamond and Suzanne Levy, Diamond has written the first book on ABFT, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents, published by the American Psychological Association on October 2014. Currently, Dr. Diamond is conducting a pilot study utilizing ABFT for children exposed to domestic violence.

Allie King, PhD
Allie King, PhD is a family therapist and researcher at the Center for Family Intervention Science at Drexel University. Allie is part of the research team and is a study therapist on the ABFT for Domestic Violence study. She conducts family therapy for children impacted by domestic violence and runs parent groups for domestic violence survivors.

Brianna Gentile, LMFT
Brianna Gentile is a licensed marriage and family therapist, specializing in adolescent trauma, suicide, and depression. Brianna is a study therapist on the ABFT for Domestic Violence study. She conducts family therapy for children impacted by domestic violence and runs parent groups for domestic violence survivors.

Robin Jordan
Robin Jordan is the Director of Primary Prevention and Awareness for the Women's Center of Montgomery County. For over eight years, she has been responsible for developing Healthy Relationships and Domestic Violence Awareness programs; implementing them in schools, professional and community organizations and underserved populations. Robin is responsible for the Women's Center's training programs which onboards new volunteers and provides enrichment opportunities to staff. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Education and has spent 10 years as a classroom teacher.

Mae Raele
Mae Reale works for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence as their Health Education Specialist. Prior to coming to PCADV, she worked for nine years as an advocate at a domestic and sexual violence victim service program. She has worked directly with survivors and trained thousands of professionals to provide trauma-informed responses to people impacted by violence. She has a Masters degree in Adult and Community Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Continuing Education information

This program is being offered for 4 hours of continuing education.

***Many states accept Psychologist CEs for Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors. Some states also accept other state board's CEs. Please check with your local licensing board to verify CEs you can use.***

Psychologists

Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

PA State Board LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC

Drexel University's Counseling and Family Therapy Department is a Pre-approved Provider by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counselors of Continuing Education Credits. For LMFT, LCSW, LSW, and LPCs: The workshop qualifies for 4 CEs. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded after the presentation to all who attend and follow protocol for registration and evaluation forms.

Drexel University Counseling and Family Therapy Department maintains responsibility for the program and content. Accreditation does not imply that Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions approves or endorses any product included in the educational activity.

Fees:

PA State Board LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC - $25 per certificate
Psychologist CE - $35 per certificate

Disclosure statement:

All planners and presenters at nursing continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services. Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.

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