Leading Experts Convene in Los Angeles to Discuss Best Practices in Trauma Treatment for Children and Support for Service Professionals

12:12 EDT 22 Sep 2016 | PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At no other time in our history have we been more aware of, and directly affected by, traumatic events at home and abroad. On Friday, September 23, from 8:30am-5:00pm, Children's Institute, Inc. (CII) will present the 6th Annual Conference on Trauma-Informed Care, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, located at 5400 W. Century Blvd. Key issues at this year's conference will include the impact of trauma on children, families and communities, as well as best practices to reduce the effects of secondary traumatic stress on the professionals who service this vulnerable population. Conference supporters include the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Institute of Violence, Abuse and Trauma, and Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute.

This year's conference will begin with a special dialogue featuring a group of nationally-recognized professionals whose life work is focused on mitigating trauma and its impact. They will share diverse perspectives on the challenges of balancing service to others while utilizing wellness practices to sustain themselves. Actor, playwright and community activist Daniel Beaty will perform during the luncheon plenary and present an afternoon workshop.

Featured topics and presenters include: Responding to Community Violence, Lt. Emada Tingirides, Los Angeles Police Department; Billie Weiss, Founder and Director, Violence Prevention Coalition. Trauma and Performance Art, Daniel Beaty, actor, author and community activist; Addressing Recovery Needs of Children after Disasters & Mass Violence, Melissa J. Brymer, Director of Terrorism and Disaster Programs, UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress; Strategies for Engaging Youth, Caregivers and Providers in Addressing Violence, Lisa Suarez, Co-director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and Adriana Molina, LMFT; Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma, Robert Geffner, Founding President, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, and many others.

For more information on the 6th Annual Conference on Trauma-Informed Care Conference please contact Courtney Kassel, Vice President of Communications, at 213-260-7715.

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 28,000 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.

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