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2nd Annual
Training Institute on Trauma-Affected Women, Children and Families:
Supporting Strengths and Restoring Resiliency in Public Health, Mental Health, and Social Service Systems

June 22nd and 23rd, 2009

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Sponsored by:
US Department of Health and Human Services, Region II
Office of Public Health and Science
Office of the Regional Health Administrator
Office on Women's Health


Day 1: Monday, June 22

8:30 - 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome
RADM Robert Davidson, LCSW, Regional Health Administrator, US DHHS, Office of Public Health and Science, Region II

Kathy Burk, LCSW, President, Association of State and Territorial
Public Health Social Workers (ASTPHSW); and Director,
Office of Women, Infants, and Children, Mississippi State
Department of Health

Sandra Estepa, LCSW, Regional Women's Health Coordinator, US DHHS Office on Women's Health, Region II

9:45 - 10:45 Keynote Address: Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women
Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Association of State and Territorial Public Health Social Workers: Background, Work, and Opportunities for Partnership
Kathy Burk, LCSW, President, ASTPHSW
Dollie Hambrick, LCSW, Immediate Past President, ASTPHSW

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 Cycle 1 Training Modules

A1: Women and Trauma Part I
Presenter: Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW
Facilitator: Marilyn John, Special Populations Coordinator, Immigrants, HIV/AIDS, and Faith Based Programs, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

A2: Through Their Eyes: Public Health Social Workers' Disaster Response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav
Presenters: Patricia Calvin Scott, LCSW, Louisiana Department of Health, Mary Philips, Chief, California Department of Health, Office of Civil Rights
Facilitator: Virginia Adolph, LCSW, Harrison County School District

A3: Culturally-Competent, Trauma Informed Models in Substance Abuse Treatment
Presenters: Deborah Martin, Director, Partridge House, St. Regis-Mohawk Indian Nation, Francisco Rodriguez Fraticelli, Director, Amor Que Sana ("Love That Heals")
Facilitator: Claude Colimon, MS, RD, CDN, Regional Minority Health Consultant, US DHHS Office of Minority Health, Region II

A4: Integrating Trauma into Primary Health Care
Presenters: C. Ivy Simmons-Pedrosza, LCSW-C, LCDR, US Public Health Service, HRSA/NHSC/BCRS, Newark Community Health Center, Danielle Laraque, MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Community and Preventive Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Facilitator: Justine Ceserano, Director, Office on Rural Health, New Jersey Primary Care Association

A5: Screening Adults for Trauma in Medical and Community Settings
Presenters: Minna Barrett, PhD, Professor of Psychology, State University of NY at Old Westbury, L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, MD, Medical Director, Harlem United Community Health Center, Thomas Demaria, PhD, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Facilitator: Marvin Hutchinson, LCSW, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 4:00 Cycle 2 Training Modules

B1: Women and Trauma Part II
Presenter: Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW
Facilitator: Robin D. Lane, LCSW, Regional Program Consultant, US DHHS, Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning, Region II

B2: Screening Children for Trauma in Medical, Mental Health, and Community Settings
Presenters: Josette V. Banks, PhD, Coordinator of Research - Sanctuary Institute, Andrus Children Center, Sandra Vilar-Ferreira, LCSW, Senior Social Worker, Griffith Hall, Andrus Children Center, Beth Culkin, PhD, 911 Family Center
Facilitator: Felicia Dickey, LCSW, Florida Department of Health

B3: Medical Reserve Corps and Disaster Response: Supporting Community Resiliency
Presenters: Kristen Lepore, Region II Coordinator, Medical Reserve Corps, Office of Public Health and Science, US DHHS, Region II
Facilitator: John Hickey, DSW, LCSW, Consultant, Mental Health Crisis, National Medical Reserve Corps, Mental Health Work Group

B4: Human Trafficking
Presenter: Laura Good, Human Trafficking Specialist, US DHHS/ACF Anti-Trafficking In Persons Division, Office of Refugee Resettlement
Facilitator: Maria J. Diaz, MPH, CHES, Public Health Advisor, US DHHS, Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning, Region II

B5: Framework for Addressing Suicide Among Culturally-Diverse Populations: Latina Adolescent Girls and Asian Older Women
Presenters: Rosa M. Gil, PhD, DSW, President/CEO, Comunilife, Irene Chung, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, Hunter College
Facilitator: Silvia Giliotti, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYC Field Office

4:00 Adjourn

AGENDA Day 2: Tuesday, June 23

8:30 - 9:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 - 10:45 Cycle 3 Training Modules

C1: Impact of Trauma on Children in the Child Welfare System
Presenters: Sharon Cadiz, EdD, Director of Clinical Consultation Program, Office of Child and Family Health, Perdietha Rogers, Contract Manager, Community Action for Prenatal Care Program, NYS Department of Health, AIDS Institute
Facilitator: Barbara Andrews, Lead Program Liaison Specialist, US DHHS Administration for Children and Families, Region II

C2: Addressing Trauma Among Veterans and Military Families
Presenter:  Risa Goldstein
Facilitator: Barbara Stelly, MSW, Social Work Consultant, North Carolina Department of Health

C3: Public Health and Social Work Academia's Role in Educating on Trauma
Presenter: Joanne Caye, MSW, Clinical Faculty, University of North Carolina, School of Social Work, Linda Laras, MD, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, and Founder, PASOS Program, Madelyn Miller, LCSW, ACSW, CGP, Chair, Disaster Trauma Committee, NYC-Chapter, National Association of Social Workers
Facilitator: Kathleen Rounds, PhD, MPH, MSW, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

C4: Healing Trauma Through Creative Arts Therapies
Presenters: Rachel Brandoff, ATR-BC, LCAT, Founding Partners and Creative Arts Therapist, Creative Arts Therapies, LLC, Mimi Moyer, MS, ADTR, RDT, LCAT, Senior Dance and Movement Therapist
Facilitator: Sandra Estepa, LCSW, Regional Women's Health Coordinator, US DHHS Office on Women's Health, Region II

C5: Working with Trauma Survivors
Presenters: Celia Brown, Regional Advocacy Specialist, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYC Field Office, Rose Kingston, Staten Island, NY Maureen Underwood, Morristown, NJ
Facilitator: Angelica Ramirez, Regional Resource Coordinator, US DHHS, HIV/AIDS Regional Resource Network Program, Region II

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Closing Keynote Speaker: Call to Action
Kana Enomoto , Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of the Administrator

12:00 -- 1:00 Lunch with Roundtable Discussions
Action Pledge: What have you learned? What will you bring back to your family/work/community? Ideas to move forward? What are you committed to do?

1:00 - 3:00 Association of State and Territorial Public Health Social Workers - Panel Presentation and Business Meeting
Maternal and Child Health Public Health Social Work Leadership Programs
Presenters: Dr. Kathleen Rounds, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,Dr. Ed Pecukonis, University of Maryland, Dr. Kenneth Jaros, University of Pennsylvania at Pittsburg
Facilitator: Virginia Adolph, LCSW, Harrison County School District

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