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Trauma Recovery & Community Resilience in Israel A 10-Day Study Tour for Health & Mental Health Professionals

Friday, June 2, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
10 Days
Sponsoring Agency: 
Community Stress Prevention Center, Kiryat Shmona, HaZafon (North) District Israel

During this study tour designed for professionals in health and mental health disciplines, you will learn about the role of CSPC, its work internationally and within Israel.  In addition, we have planned visits at major trauma intervention programs in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.  You will learn first responder techniques developed by Dr. Moshe Farchi, Head of the Trauma Studies Program at Tel Hai College of Social Work, and you will meet with a team of first responders based in the Golan Heights.  You will be introduced to the social geography of the Hula Valley in the Northern Galilee, visit the Dead Sea and Masada, tour Jerusalem, and visit Sderot and its community resilience center at the border of the Gaza Strip.  Our study tour balances academic lecture with film, discussion, trips to trauma centers, combined with enough leisure time to explore exciting Tel Aviv.
Psychosocial trauma treatments developed by Israeli experts
Regional disaster management strategies
Israeli-designed “Community Resilience Centers” to sustain recovery
First responder techniques used by Israeli Defense Forces and Crisis Response Teams
Northern Israel and the Golan Heights
Mystical Tsfat and its regional hospital
The Dead Sea, Masada, & Jerusalem
Tel Aviv, Jaffa, & the Gaza border town of Sderrot
The Israeli Ministry of Welfare
Key leaders of trauma response in Israel
Disaster management experts
Kibbutz residents living on Israel’s borders

This study tour is appropriate for social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and graduate students in mental health, public health, and emergency services.

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APSAC Advanced Training Summit

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017
Portland Harborview Hotel Portland, Maine
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

This event will offer over 40 advanced training institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed. Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields.

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Virtual Training for Clinicians Working with Military Families: The FOCUS Family Resilience Program

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
12:00 to 3:00 PM PT
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The virtual training will be conducted in two parts each with a series of topics and video demonstrations. Participants are invited to join for both parts or to join for part one and view an archived version of part two online.
Part One
3:00 to 5:00 pm EST/ 12:00 to 2:00 PM PT

  • Topics: A Family Approach to Trauma and Loss; Working with Military Families; and An Overview of FOCUS.
  • Video Demonstrations: Engaging a Family and Customizing Treatment; and Eliciting a Family Trauma Narrative: A Parent Narrative Timeline and A Child Narrative Time-Map.

Part Two
5:00 to 6:00 PM ET/ 2:00 to 3:00 PM PT

  • Topics: Engaging Children in a Playful Manner; and Research Findings.
  • Video Demonstrations: Coaching Parents in Family Sessions; and Developing Family-Level Resilience Skills: Safety and Tolerance for Expanded Communication, Emotion Regulation, Managing Trauma/ Loss Reminders, and Problem Solving.

Meeting Information
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Meeting Number: 805 774 373
Password: ucla
For Audio, please Call 1-866-295-5950 Code: 5318986#

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