TWO-DAY Training: Monday, March 27 | 8:30am – 5:15pm
& Tuesday, March 28 | 8:30am – 5:15pm
In this workshop, attendees will explore strategies for integrating faith partners into trauma-informed violence prevention and intervention initiatives in Pacific communities. Speakers will offer insights for faith leaders guiding individuals across the Pacific diaspora, with proactive measures for individuals moving from one Pacific community to another and for those leaving Pacific island nations for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. An interactive domestic violence case study will be examined as part of this workshop with additional sessions on engaging men and boys in efforts to end violence, human trafficking, child sexual abuse and spiritual trauma and a theological examination of child sexual abuse. We will preview the documentary, "The Search for Tagaloa," with a discussion to follow facilitated by Film Producer Daniel Pouesi.
Presenters: Mihamm Rauchholz, Oliver Williams, Fotu Soliai, Brenda Reed, Anne Purcell, Pefi Kingi, Daniel Pousei, Linda Hope, Manuel Rauchholz & Suzanna Tiapula
TWO-DAY Training: Monday, March 27 | 8:00am – 5:15pm
& Tuesday, March 28 | 9:00am – 5:15pm
Annual Professional Development Workshop Sponsored by Ho`omaluhia and the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services: This workshop will focus on human development and building a foundation of understanding self and relationships, while taking into account cultural norms for relevant communities in the Samoan archipelago. These trainers will explore the context of personality, innate motivations , how that relates to our social environment and how to identify and discuss the impact of trauma. A common language for assessment while focusing on creating a culturally sensitive and holistic approach to treatment of individual, familial, and intergenerational trauma. Specific sessions on intimate partner violence, human trafficking and child maltreatment will be included. This workshop will include facilitated discussion, interactive and hands-on activities in break-out groups to permit attendees to fully explore materials presented.
Presenters: Robert Geffner, Suzanna Tiapula, Fotu Soliai & Oliver Williams
Sponsored by the Pacific Women's Indigenous Network's Hawai'i Chapter & Ceeds of Peace
In this workshop, the members of the Pacific Womens Indigenous Network invite the community to join them in an exploration of personal transformations. One of the foci for this workshop will be the integration of art into our personal and professional endeavors by Ceeds of Peace founders Dr. Urosevich and Dr. Soetoro-Ng and a hands-on workshop guided by Native Hawaiian artist Meleanna Meyer. A second area of focus will be led by nationally recognized advocate Susan Omilian, with strategies for women who have experienced violence (and their families and allies) to move from surviving violence to thriving.
Presenters: Kerrie Urosevich, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Meleanna Meyer, Susan Omilian & Deborah Nehmad
MEGA♪ is a tool for assessing risk for coarse sexual improprieties, and/or sexually abusive behaviors in youth ages 4-19 years. MEGA♪ is applicable for adjudicated or non-adjudicated, males and females, including youth with low intellectual functioning. Tested on over 2200 youth internationally (largest validation studies in its field) - MEGA♪ is state of the art and unique. It provides a comprehensive individualized risk assessment report according to age and gender. MEGA♪ can follow changes in the youth’s risk level over time (is an outcome measure).
Presenter: L.C. Miccio-Fonseca
Please Note this is a FULL-DAY Pre-Summit.
This workshop will provide a range of front-line professionals, and expert witnesses with the skills needed to effectively testify in court and, conversely, it will also provide litigators with the skill sets needed to conduct effective direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses. The morning session is focused on legal issues and the afternoon session will present mental health issues .
Presenters: Michelle West, Kevin Takata, Mitch Roth, Robert Geffner, Michael Hertica & Viola Vaughan-Eden
Individuals with disabilities are at least twice more likely to experience a traumatic event. This 3 hour workshop will teach basic knowledge, skills, values when utilizing trauma informed care framework in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The audience will learn about potential risks and impact of traumatic events in individuals with disabilities. Case vignette and training activities will be utilized to explore assumptions and attitudes that providers may bring when working with this individuals that may help or hinder the ability to promote the recovery and resilience of these individuals.
Presenter: Marisol Acosta
This training will fill a significant gap in training resources for a wide range of practitioners who, through their daily professional responsibilities, regularly encounter older victims of domestic abuse. Through the voices of older survivors of abuse, this workshop will facilitate important discussions about the dynamics of abuse in later life, barriers to living free from abuse, interventions, and potential collaborations to address the needs of victims.
Presenter: Paul Needham
While most offering Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) intervention services acknowledge that considerations of trauma are important when working with those who use violence, most IPV programs do not incorporate trauma-related material into their structure. The presenter of this workshop, partnering with other leading experts in the areas of IPV and posttraumatic stress disorder interventions, developed the Strength at Home programs with this aim in mind. Strength at Home is a 12-session small-group intervention that takes a trauma-informed approach based on a social information processing model to reduce and prevent IPV in military service members and veterans.
Presenter: Casey Taft
This workshop focuses on model on the standard of care to facilitate decision-making when faced with potential ethical, legal, and clinical
dilemmas, issues commonly raised in civil lawsuits and licensing complaints, and risks of using social media will be addressed. Ethnicity and culture considerations will focus on evaluations.
Presenter: Steven Bucky, Sylvie Shuttleworth, Leslie Drozd, & Melodie Schaefer
This workshop will focus on four topics related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): 1) Toxic, and Traumatic Stress, 2) Biological Impacts and Corporal Punishment, 3) Trauma-Informed Care: Changing the Paradigm, and 4) Resilience: Assessment and Promotion.
Presenters: David Corwin, Randy Alexander & Machelle Madsen Thompson
In this presentation participants will learn the fundamental elements of a trauma-informed approach to creating programs, organizations, and systems. Individuals will learn to understand the widespread impact of trauma and potential pathways to recovery. They will learn to recognize signs and symptoms associated with trauma in clients, families, practices and systems and will learn key strategies to reduce the impact of trauma and resist actively re-traumatization.
A trauma-informed approach can be implemented by any individual, in any type of service setting or organization and is distinct from trauma-specific interventions or treatments that are designed specifically to address the consequences of trauma and to facilitate healing.
Presenter: Leslie Ross
This workshop includes a discussion of youth bullying, including face-to-face bullying, cyberbullying, and gender-based bullying. Discussions will include school-climate and school-based interventions including social-emotional learning approaches, bystander interventions, and programs that address bias-based bullying. Promising programs (e.g. restorative practices) and programs that are evidence-based will also be highlighted.
Presenters: Dorothy Espelage
The seeds of abusive and violent behavior demonstrated by adults are often rooted in traumatic childhood memories. They in turn bear fruit to multigenerational and intergenerational disease, disorder and dysfunction. This presentation will introduce and explore the healing benefits of the Hawaiian cultural practices of Ho'oponopono and Lua. This interactive experience will explore and discuss place based, cultural based values, principles and philosophies which are key to helping address and resolve traumatic memories which act as barriers and obstacles to healthy living and relationships.
Presenters: Ramsay Taum
Worldwide research shows that people with intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse. Offering them psychological support at the earliest possible moment after the abuse will increases their ability to cope with the event significantly. We present a Step-by-step Psychological First Aid programme for professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced sexual abuse. The programme is focused not only on the victim but also on supporting their families and caregivers.
Presenters: Aafke Scharloo & Simone Ebbers
The session will provide a historical perspective of the field of abuse of older person from the early 1970's to present day. Presentation will include topic areas of research, policy and training trends from research to practice, and their impact in the field of abuse in later life. Participants will gain insight into training programs of the National Adult Protective Services Association and a national training curriculum for colleges and universities by the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and partners.
Presenters: Bettye Mitchell & Paul Needham
Over the years many battered women describe the desires to move beyond the feelings that are associated with their experiences of victimization. They describe the consequences of trauma, PTSD, feelings and memories of abuse and its aftermath. Many women and adult children describe the desire to heal. In interviews with 49 battered women, they discuss the five stages of healing for them. They take trauma and other reactions of abuse into account. Included in this presentation are adult children exposed to violence that describe their process of healing as well. The consequence of this presentation is to explore how to teach this process with victims of abuse in order to encourage hope, reduce feelings of isolation; to understand what they are going through and to encourage hope.
Presenters: Oliver Williams
Ethically attuned practitioners are present with their minds, hearts and spirits. Our five energy domains: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sensual are open, centered, grounded from an engaged mind-state when we are attuned to self and other. Most of us come into this field with the desire to be helpful. When we succeed in being helpful, a positive feedback loop is reinforced: our minds are active and engaged, we have an experience of worthiness and the knowledge that our intentions and interventions were beneficial. When we are helpful our hearts remain open, we are engaged and we have a sense of purpose. And there are many times in working with interpersonal violence and in our personal lives, where we are challenged; leaving us feeling powerless, devalued, out of control, helpless and hopeless. It is during these times when we lose our sense of attunement to our own needs and to the needs of our clients. We experience our own type of professional Fight, Flight, and/or Freeze. Together we will explore the essential ingredients necessary for us as professionals to identify when we have lost our sense of harmonious responsiveness and methods of how to recreate and maintain our centered minds, hearts and spirits.
Presenter: Mary Jo Barrett
This workshop will focus on integrating trauma-resiliency awareness into practice and healthcare. Facilitators will also examine the integration of trauma-resiliency awareness into elementary school education and addressing trauma in elders with resilience enhancing approaches.
Presenters: Kathy Franchek, Vicki Corwin & Tasneem Ismailji
This presentation describes a STS-Informed Organizational Self- Assessment tool created by experts in STS and members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s STS Committee. This self-assessment provides a diagnostic picture of an organization’ strengths and weakness at protecting workers from direct and indirect trauma exposure, and was designed to provide a blueprint for training and consultation. This workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to assess the degree to which their organization is STS-informed, and how to work together to create a blueprint for enhancing resiliency in the clinical workforce.
Presenter: Leslie Ross
This workshop provides an extraordinarily effective, profound, healthful and sublimely blissful, self-regulated holistic stress-management tool for individuals who treat trauma victims. Through the Terry Dunn's guided practice of the rare and powerful "Flying Phoenix Qigong", participants will relieve and transform deep levels of bodily tension/corporealized stress throughout the session, and as a result gain insight into what their unique stressors are, how their body and minds deal with stress, and directly experience how sublimely and powerfully Flying Phoenix Qigong dissipates and transforms internalized stress.providers.
Presenters: Terrence Dunn
Aloha means Love. Being whole in your self is to be ONE in your Mind and Heart.
Presenters: Bruce Keaulani, Kehaulani Lum & Katsumi Takemoto
Breakout Session A: 8:30-10:00am
This presentation describes the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, a rapid formation learning community strategy for initiating implementation of trauma-informed care adapted to regional priorities. Activities are described in terms of how they increase broad-based dissemination of complex trauma response, and, ultimately, address behavioral health disparities in high-need, underserved areas.
Presenter: Rachel Liebman
Peer victimization, bullying, and other forms of youth violence are common in U.S. schools. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and transgender youth (LGBTQ) often experience elevated levels of peer victimization when compared to their non-LGBTQ peers. Rates of victimization will be reviewed across these populations. Mental health outcomes will be discussed with a particular focus on protective factors and building resilient communities and schools for these youth.
Presenter: Dorothy Espelage
Arousal during sexual assault is possibly the most devastating aspect for the survivor. It is little discussed in the literature and often not addressed clinically. Trauma symptoms are increased and lead to greater dissociation, self-harm, and relationship problems. This presentation addresses commonly held myths, current research, and discusses treatment implications.
Presenter: Andrew Pari
The complex nature of substance abuse and high rates of recidivism has led to the understanding that one size does not fit all as it relates to interventions for improving ongoing recovery. The prevalence of co-occurring trauma/PTSD intensifies the need to identify effective interventions for both disorders. This workshop will focus on assessment and treatment for substance abuse and trauma/PTSD. Interventions will include mindfulness, meditation, hypnotherapy, motivational interviewing, family therapy, Gestalt and psychodynamic approaches, and integration of self-help groups. Demonstration, experiential practice, case study and group discussion will be incorporated.
Presenter: Steven F. Bucky
Domestic abuse survivors with children encounter serious barriers in protecting themselves and their children from an ex-partner. Various forms of bias among professional decision-makers add to these barrier. This workshop will help increase understanding of survivors’ plight, increase assessment skills, and teach the latest methods for bias reduction.
Presenter: Daniel Saunders
Several cognitive-behavioral, evidence-based, interventions for PTSD have been developed over the last 10-20 years. These interventions are effective for clients regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or source of symptoms. While most of these interventions are delivered individually or in groups of clients with PTSD, Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) offers PTSD treatment in the context of couple’s therapy. This offers two advantages, it harnesses the healing power of relationships, and it helps improve relationship issues that often co-occur with PTSD. The speaker will discuss the use of CBCT, in a military women's trauma recovery treatment center, treating couples with PTSD from several types of trauma - combat, sexual assault, MST, physical assault, etc.
Presenters: Kenneth Delano, Erin Falvey, Edward Machtinger, & Martina Savedra
Presenters: David Corwin, Machelle Thompson & Randy Alexander
What Do You Get When You Put a Forensic Nurse, a Victim Advocate, a Trauma Therapist & a Detective in a Room? A Comprehensive & Effective Continuum of Services that Serve Victims during the Acute Crisis & Beyond: This presentation will discuss the multi-disciplinary partnerships that formed the acute crisis response programs for sexual assault, DV/IPV, homicide and attempted homicide currently in operation is Washington, DC, in order to provide superior and comprehensive services to victims of crime and ensure the best possible recovery outcomes.
Presenters: Nikki Charles, Robert Alder, Michelle Palmer & Colleen Gallopin
Police & Rape Victim Advocate Collaboration: Rape is widely under-reported, partly due to fear of the police response and the vulnerability of survivors. Issues that may impact victims on the Islands include race/ethnicity, involvement in human trafficking, and/ or military/religious affiliation. Without adequate support, survivors may feel re-victimized or withdraw from the process. Rape victim advocates may assist survivors with criminal justice processes and attend police interviews; however, some officers are more collaborative than others. Following a summary of research on how police officers' attitudes, interview skill, experience and training impact their collaboration with victim advocates on rape cases, a Sexual Assault Response Team on Maui will be presented as an example of successful collaboration between police and victim advocates on the Islands. Issues that can arise between the professions and ways to improve collaboration will be explored. Findings may inform policies that improve a community's response to sexual assault.
Presenters: Karen Rich & Dani Riggs
Faith Based Issues Around Domestic Violence & Cultural Responsiveness of Clergy among Female Congregants: Female victims and survivors of domestic violence will often turn first to faith and spiritual leaders for help when they are ready to disclose. Often times, however, these professionals are ill-prepared to deal with the issues battered women face. This workshop will highlight this common dilemma.
Presenters: The Rev. Al Miles
Looking for a condense version of how to transform health or human services systems in trauma-informed care systems? Then this session is for you. The focus of this short training is to increase the understanding of the nuts and bolts of how facilitate systems and organizational transformation that helps prevent, address and treat the needs of individuals impacted by trauma. A basic overview of the concepts and implementation domains of trauma informed care will be discussed.
Presenter: Marisol Acosta
Complimentary Registration Items
Na Ao Koa: Warriors of Light
Meleanna and Manulani share a beloved teacher - Halemakua. He was a Hawaiian kupuna seer living at Kumukahi, Hawaii Island. They will speak about some of their lessons, insights and highlights, and bring forth a prophecy for our times.
Presenters: Meleanna Meyer, Manulani Meyer & C. Malina Kaulukukui
Breakout Session B: 1:30-3:00pm
School Employee Sexual Abuse: This session will review school employee sexual abuse – the abuse of students by school personnel – by examining (1) the state of problem, (2) federal and state legislation, and (3) loopholes and limitations that allow offenders to enter our schools. Recommendations for policy makers, educators, and parents will be discussed.
Presenter: Billie Jo Grant
Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: A Community Response: In this workshop, the Beau Biden Foundation and Darkness to Light will share tools and resources necessary to build and sustain a successful and effective community initiative. We will address four focus areas: 1. strengthening educational tools available, 2. promoting community awareness about the emotional and economic impact of child sexual abuse on children, families and community, 3. creating a demand for responsible policies and procedures within youth serving organizations, and 4. fostering network of community partners to support the educational initiatives and advocacy work. By sharing best practices and models from current initiatives, both locally and nationally, participants will have the opportunity to hear real case study examples from communities that have had success. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children curriculum has been evaluated multiple times and has consistently been shown to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change participant’s behavior over the long-term. We will further discuss the important partnerships with community, education and national organizations in developing a call to action to protect our children and in the process create healthier and safer communities.
Presenter: Patricia Dailey Lewis
Bobby Benson Center seeks to provide the highest standard of care to clients and utilizes an integrative approach incorporating Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Risking Connections. Our transformation from a traditional model of care to a trauma informed model began three years ago and the journey has been an opportunity of growth and learning. Considering a trauma informed perspective, we recognize that substance use, runaway, self-harm behaviors, and other disruptive behaviors are maladaptive skills used to cope with whatever distress the youth is experiencing. Additionally, these maladaptive skills are the best the youth can do with the emotional capacity and physical resources he/she has.
This presentation will describe the experience of integrating trauma informed care into all levels of practice including direct services, and staff and administrative levels. We will discuss specific interventions implemented and practical skills used. Additionally, the incorporation of cultural values and practices were used to connect theory to practice. This presentation will also present a cultural perspective of health and healing and how culture is a vehicle to connect with youth.
BBC was founded from a vision of transformative trauma. The creation of BBC was the dream of David Benson, a father who's 15 year old son commit suicide after a short life troubled by drug abuse and brushes with crime. At the time of Bobby Benson's death in 1984, there existed no programs to provide appropriate care for youth. Mr. Benson set out to change that and founded the Bobby Benson Center in 1990. Part of this presentation will provide an overview of the program from inception to today.
This presentation will benefit service providers, particularly those programs who are transitioning to trauma informed models and those whose service populations are comprised of minority ethnicities.
Presenter: Rachel Kekaula
Presenter: Oliver Williams
This workshop will outline and discuss the core components of evidence-based trauma treatment (TF-CBT, EMDR, CPP, ARC) in order to facilitate the development of a trauma-informed clinical framework. Through creative and playful ways, participants will learn strategies for integrating non-verbal, sensory-based, and culturally appropriate play therapy techniques into these core components of trauma therapy.
Presenter: Jennifer Le Febre-McGevna
No longer a victim or even survivor, she is a thriver, creating a new future for herself and her children. Learn the seven steps that have been successfully used to help women push through their fears and discover their creative potential including positive storytelling, self-awareness exercises and focused goal setting.
Presenter: Susan Omilian
A Randomized Clinical Trial of Therapies for Older Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The proportion of older adults is growing, and many older military veterans have PTSD from traumatic events in the military. This study is the first randomized controlled trial of two active psychotherapies for PTSD in older adults. We report data from 87 older male veterans, showing overall and differential benefits.
Presenter: Steven Thorp
Complex Trauma in Military Families:
Presenter: Mary Jo Barrett
Court evaluators administer psychometric assessment instruments to profile convicted murderers. Clinical professionals will benefit from increased understanding of legal, penal, and forensic use of psychological assessment profiles. Archival profiles will be analyzed to assess if there are correlations between multiple psychological assessments.
Presenters: Jennifer Guerrero, Rachel Malin, Ginger Burleson & Robert Geffner
Restorative Justice is based on similar problem solving values that many indigenous cultures have embraced for centuries. Values that nurture a response to harm that honors victims, holds offenders directly accountable and strengthens community - leaving us stronger, rather than weaker in the aftermath of harm. Come and be reminded of these important values.
Presenter: Tim Hansen
Breakout Session C: 3:30-5:00pm
Presenter: Randy Alexander
Presenter: Al Miles
The myth is that women experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are passive victims by choice. This pilot study explored women’s use of partner violence prevention. Study findings dispel the myth with reporting on various type of strategies used by victimized women to personal prevent partner violence. Clinical and research implications are discussed.
Presenters: Yolanda Davila
Treatment for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Offenders in the Military:
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Issues & Trends in Military Population In Hawai'i:
Presenter: Mitchell Blocker
This workshop provides an overview of parenting evaluations and discusses the manifestation of trauma in families, and the standards, methodology, and use of research that informs competent child custody evaluations. Participants will hear an overview of the child custody process and develop an awareness of the primary ways trauma presents in high conflict divorce. Participants will increase their competence by being presented with an overview of the standards, methodology, and use of research that informs competent parenting evaluations.
In the first section, we will focus on an overview of parenting evaluations and review the role of the evaluator, the goals of the evaluation, and the steps of the process in high conflict divorce. In the second section we will discuss the presentation of trauma in parenting evaluations including allegations of physical and sexual abuse, interpersonal domestic violence, and emotional abuse that engenders trauma. In the third section, we will explore the assessment of trauma using appropriate methodology, standards, and means to avoid bias. We will discuss the importance of clinical experience, specialized training and avoiding bias by understanding prevalent types. We will discuss sources of data and the construct of convergent validity, and using multiple data sources. We will discuss methodology including observation, collateral informants and assessment measures. Finally we will examine examples of two journal articles that offer important sources of information and provide an understanding of some of the technical know-how for evaluations.
Presenters: Christen Carson & Robert Geffner
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a global shame, and the LGBTQAI2-S population is an oft-forgotten segment of CSEC. We will examine entry trends of LGBTQAI2-S youth, the unique barriers they face within and in exiting CSEC, and the crossover of straight youth in the promotion of gay-CSEC “services."
Human Trafficking - Case Studies in the Pacific:
Presenter: Monica Rowsey
We are living in mythic times. Come to experience the wisdom you already are by linking with others. Come to learn more of auamo kuleana - collective transformation through individual excellence - and see where the mo'o of continuity lives and thrives. She is in our heart, and although we cannot use our minds to get there, let us recognize and remember again the purpose of joy, sharing and reverence.
Presenter: Manu Meyer
NEW THIS YEAR! THE ARTISAN MARKET: On Wednesday, March 29th we will be hosting a Marketplace to feature local makers. Please visit the makers, artists, and crafters during the poster session to purchase handmade goods.
Breakout Session D: 8:30-10:00am
Mindfulness is a state of being present achieved by putting our attention on our current feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations without passing judgment. Learn how mindfulness will benefit and enhance your personal life and how it can positively impact our work with foster and at-risk youth. Learn simple yet effective methods to use in daily practice and how to incorporate this practice in small groups, classrooms or one on one with youth participants.
Presenter: Keith Kuboyama & JoYi Rhyss
Participants will be provided an overview of the theory, practice, and research supporting Child Parent Psychotherapy. Participants of from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to attend and will be invited to participate in live experiential exercises that will introduce them to techniques that help them "think like the therapist".
Presenter: Steven Choy
The Period of PURPLE Crying is an evidence-based Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) prevention program. The program is based off three lines of evidence which include; shaking a baby is an extremely dangerous care giving behavior, contrary to our past beliefs increased crying in the first few months of life is a completely normal part of child development and early increased crying in normal infants is the most common stimulus for SBS/AHT. The Period of PURPLE Crying program has two aims. The first is to support caregivers in their understanding of early increased infant crying. The second aim is to reduce the incidences of SBS/AHT. To successfully achieve these aims the program uses a Three Dose strategy; delivery of the program materials, reinforcement of the key program messages and public education campaigns. The program creates a way to culturally change the way society understands normal infant crying and its roll in SBS/AHT prevention. The results from current research on the implementation and evaluation of the Period of PURPLE Crying program will be shared. In addition, the steps to implementation as well as challenges and successes met with implementation will be discussed. A guest speaker will be present to share their first hand experiences with implementing the Period of PURPLE Crying in their organization.
Presenter: Kaylea Erickson
In this presentation participants will learn the fundamental elements of a trauma-informed approach to creating programs, organizations, and systems. Individuals will learn to understand the widespread impact of trauma and potential pathways to recovery. They will learn to recognize signs and symptoms associated with trauma in clients, families, practices and systems and will learn key strategies to reduce the impact of trauma and resist actively re-traumatization. A trauma-informed approach can be implemented by any individual, in any type of service setting or organization and is distinct from trauma-specific interventions or treatments that are designed specifically to address the consequences of trauma and to facilitate healing.
Presenters: Leslie Ross & Dave Corwin with Lesley Slavin as Moderator
Violence and the effects of trauma are a prevalent social issue. Acts of violence pervade the news media, where homicides, suicides, assaults, war, civil unrest, police brutality, torture, human trafficking dominate the headlines. Different disciplines and different systems address violence through separate methods, reflecting starkly contrasting and sometimes uniquely nuanced perspectives and ideology. This session will examine the health care delivery response to various types of violence and trauma, delving into reasons for the disparate responses and resourcing of solutions in the field. Different models of integrated trauma-informed care will be discussed, and solutions for policy proposed.
Presenter: Nicole Littenburg
In their Own Words:
Abuse in Later Life: Leaders will facilitate a discussion with participants, presenting a film Office of Crime, Ms. Mary, a Sexual Abuse 90 plus year old women, discussing available resources within communities, the impact of coordination of agencies in conducting investigations, case management facilitating positive resolution for those abused in later life.
Presenter: Bettye Mitchell
“Provider Well-Being Within Trauma-Informed Care"
Panelists may include Leslie Ross, Mary Jo Barrett, Elizabeth Power, Merton Chinen, Jasmine Mau-Makai, Kerrie Urosevich and others TBA. Steven Choy & Robert Geffner as Moderators.
Please check the box if planning to attend the Awards Luncheon. Includes a musical performance and presentation of Summit Awards & Art Contest Awards.
Breakout Session E: 2:00-3:30pm
Gestalt Therapy with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: In this workshop, the presenters will review evidence-based, trauma informed and innovative models for providing support for child survivors of abuse. Lessons learned from the implementation of evidence-based models in countries with limited resources will be reviewed in the context of Pacific cultural frameworks, adverse childhood experiences research and the Pacific Peace Plan.Presenter: Christine AlisaCross-Cultural Approach to Treatment of Child-Victims of Violence in the Pacific & Eastern Europe: In this workshop, the presenters will review evidence-based, trauma informed and innovative models for providing support for child survivors of abuse. Lessons learned from the implementation of evidence-based models in countries with limited resources will be reviewed in the context of Pacific cultural frameworks, adverse childhood experiences research and the Pacific Peace Plan.Presenter: Andrey Makhanko & Cynthia Cabot
Transforming the Bondage of Untold Secrets into the Power of BEING Free: Reveals the power of two specific tools to facilitate a change for those whose adverse childhood experiences are impeding their full potential. Diary entries sparking meaningful conversations, together with a “Compass” developed to highlight awareness of fear-based reactions and transform them into empowered responses are introduced as an experiential activity.
Presenter: Janet Larson
Child Sexual Abuse - Helping Young Victims Recover:
Presenter: Viola Vaughan-Eden
Presenters: C. Malina Kaulukukui, Larson Medina & Mark Patterson
IKE MAULI OLA - The Knowledge in the Power of Healing:
As trauma survivors treating other trauma survivors we must be mindful that we have a potentially heightened level of risk for the development of Compassion Fatigue. Survivors treating survivors may have a heighten level of empathy for other survivors particularly when their clients trauma narrative is similar to their own. This presentation will lay the foundation for practitioners to begin to recognize when they are potentially struggling with Compassion Fatigue and to develop a trauma survivor specific plan to address the impact of Compassion Fatigue and/or Burnout.
Presenter: Delores Blackwell
In this session, experienced investigator and Western Regional Director of the International Homicide Investigator's Association. We will review resources available for law enforcement agencies in the Pacific region and present a case study on a domestic violence homicide (State v. Genesis Kauhi).
Presenter: Greg Esteban
Human Trafficking & Our Expanded Violence against Women & Children:
Presenters: Suzanna Tiapula, Alicia Limtiaco & Sandra Freun
Hearing their Voice - Combating Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation in the Native American Population: Sexual exploitation of Indigenous women, men, and children within the Native American population has been a violent and pervasive experience created by, and continued through colonization. As such, serving those impacted must include a historical, multi-generational component which must be addressed and acknowledged for healing to be possible. Participants of this training will learn how history is present in the day-to-day experiences and how that translates into trauma-informed responses that can combat the continued violence of commercial sexual exploitation.
Presenter: Patina Park
Creating Breathing Spaces is part of both the HEART Parenting and the Tamaki Wellbeing Strategy. HEART Parenting is part of a strengths-based, twenty year family violence prevention strategy, focused on healthy relationships. This local community driven strategy is ‘in for the long haul’ to create safe and loving homes in Tamaki. The concept of Breathing Spaces is also an integral part of the Tamaki wellbeing strategy. The wellbeing strategy is a new way of designing and delivering mental health services in Tamaki, led by Auckland District Health Board in partnership with local people.
The session that is being suggested for the 2017 conference is focused on a specific Breathing Spaces project that is a collaboration between St. Mary’s Co-operating Parish (Anglican and Methodist), Hostel of the Holy Name funding (Anglican Diocese of Auckland), Glen Innes Family Centre and Auckland District Health Board, Wellbeing design team. The project has been initiated by HEART Parenting, modelling a community led way of approaching wellbeing and healthy relationships in the Tamaki community. The project is engaging with a diverse group of Tamaki woman. The majority of the group identify as being Pacific women, with diverse connections across the Pacific. All the women identify as being part of the Tamaki community. The project weaves together art, spirituality, connection, finding a voice, staking a place, and sharing story. Relationships and wellbeing are at the core.
Presenters: Brenda Lydia Reed & Anne Purcell
The session will provide a historical perspective of the field of abuse of older person from the early 1970's to present day. Presentation will include topic areas of research, policy and training trends from research to practice, and their impact in the field of abuse in later life. Particpants will gain insight into training programs of the National Adult Protective Services Association and a national training curriculum for colleges and universities by the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and partners.
Presenters: Bettye Mitchell & Paul Needham with TBD Moderator
We can't always choose what happens to us, but we can always choose love, in every situation. Learn a formula for choosing love that can be used in any circumstance and will lead to greater social and emotional skills, emotional intelligence and create a safer, more peaceful and loving world.
Presenter: Scarlett Lewis
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