This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Leading Experts Come Together To Discuss More Effective Ways To Treat Traumatized Children And The Professionals Who Help Them

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Institute, Inc. (CII) hosts, "In Harm's Way: Trauma-Informed Care and Secondary Traumatic Stress," a national conference focused on topics gaining widespread professional and public attention:  trauma-informed practice with children and families affected by violence, poverty and other trauma; and stress prevention and self-care for the professionals who help them.  Supporters include the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, 24 Hour Fitness and Joyful Heart Foundation. The conference is part of ongoing professional support activities presented by CII's S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy.

"The number of children in Los Angeles and beyond who suffer from trauma is staggering and to compound the problem, child welfare professionals and caregivers often do not have access to the latest knowledge and tools to effectively help them," says CII President and Chief Executive Officer Mary Emmons. "This year's In Harm's Way conference provides them with significant support and resources while raising public awareness of this critical need."

The many faces of trauma and types of treatment were addressed in workshops such as:   Historical and Intergenerational Trauma; Toxic Stress and Its Impact on Early Learning and Health, and Psychological First Aid-Working with Families Impacted by Community Violence.   Other sessions focused on professionals in the field by exploring secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout.  Topics include : Tending to the Soul of HealthCare: Beyond Burnout and Compassion Fatigue, and Self-Care related to Working with Children Exposed to Trauma. The day concludes with a panel discussion on implementing organizational practices and policies through a trauma-informed lens.  

Featured presenters include:

Dr. Joan Borysenko - Co-founder, Mind/Body Clinic at Harvard University; author New York Times bestseller "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind"

Dr. Pat Levitt - Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Senior Fellow, Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University

Dr. Daryl M. Rowe - Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), and National Chair of the African Psychology Institute

Jerry Tello - Director, Sacred Circles, and White House "Fatherhood Champion of Change" honoree

Children's Institute, Inc. (CII) helps children in Los Angeles's most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives. Established in 1906, CII now serves more than 20,000 children and families in Los Angeles County through treatment, youth development, family support and early childhood services. We also inform the larger child welfare field through the research and professional training efforts of the CII Leadership Center.

SOURCE Children’s Institute, Inc.

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,050.75 +138.46 0.82%
S&P 500 1,995.83 +15.91 0.80%
NASDAQ 4,810.7880 +19.6360 0.41%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs