2014 – 2015 —10-Part Series: Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence


2014 – 2015 10-Part Series

Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence


Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence is a 10-part webinar series for domestic violence advocates, supervisors, and mental health clinicians working in DV programs. Through this series, participants will gain enhanced understanding and practical strategies for supporting survivors and their children to address challenges, promote resilience, and heal from the traumatic effects of interpersonal violence.

The series builds on a core curriculum, Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, written by Patricia Van Horn, PhD, in collaboration with NCDVTMH and will offer practical tools, tips, and discussion guides for creating trauma-informed child and family-centered programming.

All live webinars will be closed captioned. For more information, please contact Angelica Medina via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


Children and Domestic Violence (Webinar 1)

Wednesday, June 11 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This first webinar will provide an overview of the series and an introduction to thinking about the needs of children, birth through age 18, and their families who have experienced or are experiencing the ongoing effects of domestic violence.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Children and Domestic Violence (Webinar 1)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Caring for Others While Caring for Ourselves (Webinar 2)

Wednesday, July 30 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar examines how doing this work, and in particular, working with children, may affect us. This webinar offers practical strategies for enhancing self-awareness, dealing with stress on the job, fostering our own resilience, and developing organizational supports that can help sustain us in this work.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Caring for Others While Caring for Ourselves (Webinar 2)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Children Grow in the Context of their Relationships: Stress, Resilience and Principles of Child Development (Webinar 3)

Wednesday, August 20 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar looks more closely at the protective role of attachment relationships in helping children heal from the traumatic effects of experiencing domestic violence. We will also incorporate key principles of child development as part of our foundation for working with children and supporting parents affected by trauma.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Children Grow in the Context of their Relationships: Stress, Resilience and Principles of Child Development (Webinar 3)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Understanding Children’s Responses to DV and Other Trauma (Webinar 4)

Wednesday, September 17 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar examines how experiencing domestic violence may affect children’s brain development, physiological stress responses, and well-being as they grow and mature. This webinar also provides information on children’s trauma-related responses across various ages and stages of development and what we can do to help parents and other caregivers support children’s resilience.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Understanding Children’s Responses to DV and Other Trauma (Webinar 4)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Building Trauma-Informed Family-Centered Services for Children & Parents (Webinar 5)

Wednesday, October 8 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Domestic violence programs offer critically important services for survivors and their children. Often, these services are geared towards either supporting adult survivors or addressing the needs of children and teens. This webinar provides hands-on practical information and examines how to bridge this divide in services. We will look at how to enhance our supports to adult survivors who are parenting and create more family-centered services within our programs.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Building Trauma-Informed Family-Centered Services for Children & Parents (Webinar 5)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Responding to the Needs of Children & Families Impacted by DV (Webinar 6)

Wednesday, November 12 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar examines how parents and caregivers can respond to mental health issues that might arise for children and adolescents impacted by domestic violence, in order to support children’s development and well-being. In this webinar, we will also review information on talking with parents about engaging in child and family mental health services, making referrals, and best practice guidelines for a range of treatment intervention services.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Responding to the Needs of Children & Families Impacted by DV (Webinar 6)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Fostering Resilience & Healing with Children & Families Impacted by DV (Webinar 7)

Wednesday, December 10 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar examines how the relationships we form with parents and children can help support a process of healing and resilience for families impacted by domestic violence. We will revisit the trauma-informed, resiliency-based framework, “SASS” (Safety, Attachment, Self-regulation, and Self-esteem/Self-agency), which was introduced in the first webinar. This webinar will offer practical strategies for applying this approach.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Fostering Resilience & Healing with Children & Families Impacted by DV (Webinar 7)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Engaging and Supporting Parents & Caregivers around Sensitive Issues (Webinar 8)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar offers core principles for engaging with parents and practical guidance on how to open up dialogues with parents and caregivers around sensitive topics related to their parenting. We will explore strategies for supporting responsive parenting that promote children’s healing and resilience.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Engaging and Supporting Parents & Caregivers around Sensitive Issues (Webinar 8)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Partnering with Other Systems (Webinar 9)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar focuses on partnering with and advocating across service systems—early intervention, child welfare, family court, mental health, and school—for children and families affected by domestic violence. We will also look at family-centered, trauma-informed practices for supporting children and families who may also be involved in the child welfare system, including our role as mandated reporters.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Partnering with Other Systems (Webinar 9)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Sustaining Trauma-Informed Family-Centered Services (Webinar 10)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

In the final webinar of this series, we will offer strategies for enhancing and sustaining trauma-informed family-centered services. We will discuss individual and organizational supports, including reflective supervision and consultation. There will also be an opportunity to raise questions and issues from previous webinars.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Sustaining Trauma-Informed Family-Centered Services (Webinar 10)

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


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