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2015 Violence, Abuse and Toxic Stress: An Update on Trauma-informed Care in Children and Youth
July 30, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, the AAP Section on Adolescent Health, and the AAP Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care.
What is the Violence, Abuse and Toxic Stress in Pediatrics Course?
Many children and youth are exposed to trauma and adverse experiences that, if left unaddressed, can lead to toxic stress and affect lifelong health, wellness and development. This course will help health care providers to identify children who have experienced adversity and toxic stress and to understand trauma, its presentation and risk factors. “Trauma-informed” perspectives, treatments, resiliency and self-care will also be discussed. This three and one-half day course includes the recent science, evidence base and treatments of adversity and toxic stress and is provided by experts in the field. Interactive case-based sessions allow for discussion on some of the most challenging issues. There is ample opportunity for networking.