Please join us at the 25th Annual MILES Conference
The MILES (Mental Illness and Law Enforcement Systems) coalition, a partnership of Pacific Clinics, the San Gabriel Police Chiefs Association, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has worked together since 1991. The annual MILES Conference addresses a variety of topics to expand mental health and law enforcement professionals’ understanding of the complexities of working with people with mental illness. The MILES Resource Center, a conference component, provides agencies an opportunity to share information about their services. Recognition awards, presented at the conference, are given to individuals and programs that go the extra mile to improve the quality of service to this vulnerable population.
“Targeted Violence and the Resulting Trauma” will educate law enforcement and mental health professionals about the characteristics of violence and how to improve threat assessment skills. Participants will be provided with information on how measuring risk identifies the dynamics or motives that drive individuals on a path to violence.
This course will also teach participants how to identify common human reactions to trauma resulting from terrorism, natural and human-made disasters and how to help individuals become more resilient to reduce the impact of trauma and chronic stress.
Tony Beliz, PhD
Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW
Dr. Beliz is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist who trains and lectures worldwide on behavioral threat assessment, trends in targeted violence and trauma event management. As the former Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Emergency Outreach Bureau Dr. Beliz started and supervised the School Threat Assessment Response Team (START) and Special Prevention Unit (SPU) where he evaluated, consulted, or supervised in excess of 800 cases involving persons of concern. He is an Instructor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, Safe Communities Initiative focused on violent extremism.
Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW, is the Executive Director of the Trauma Resource Institute. She has 30 years of experience in health education, teaching, social work and advocacy. She co-created the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system.
She was the Project Manager for a State of California innovations grant in San Bernardino County to train community members Community Resiliency Model (CRM) skills. Her work has taken her around the world educating mental health, health and social service agencies in the aftermath of natural and human-made disasters.
Upon conference completion, participants should be able to:
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Registration Begins: 7:00am
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
CEs: 1.5 (American Psychological Association, BBS, BRN, CAADE, CCAPP-EI)
Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hilton225 West Valley BoulevardSan Gabriel, California 91776626-793-5141
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