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Early Life Adversity and Adolescent Development: A Focus on Brain Development and Substance Use

Caregiving deprivation and maltreatment during childhood have impacts on adolescent development, including neural and behavioral development. This talk will review what has been discovered in research examining the impact of institutional orphanage care and child maltreatment on brain development and the development of substance use and disorder.  These findings will then be discussed in the context of adolescence and how this developmental period is a crucial time of risk and opportunity following early life adversity.

Presenters:  Elizabeth Handley, Ph.D., Director of Research at Mt. Hope Family Center and an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester.  Max Herzberg, Ph.D., post-doctoral research scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

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Crisis as Opportunity: Building Community Bridges to Address Trauma

Housed in both Minneapolis, MN and Rochester, NY, the Transform Research Center recognizes that our communities and our nation have been struggling with many challenges that have been vividly highlighted over the past year. Across the United States communities have been suffering from the consequences of the pandemic. Black communities and communities of color have been grappling with the collective trauma brought on by systemic and institutional racism.

 Join us in a conversation about the impacts of these traumas on our communities, and about ways to work towards community resilience. To address the many complex issues facing our communities we must work across systems, sectors, and disciplines, to build bridges to foster solutions.

 

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Child-Centered System Change: Improving Mental Health For Kids In The Child Welfare System

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The TRANSFORM Research Center led a virtual cross-sector forum exploring ways to improve mental, emotional and behavioral health for kids involved with the Child Welfare System in Rochester, NY. We invited U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle and Director, Monroe County Systems Integration Project (SIP), Laura Gustin to provide an overview of SIP’s efforts to be an interconnected human centered delivery of services system. The Forum spotlighted SIP’s Youth Behavior Health Pilot and provided space for cross-sector Community of Practice breakout discussions regarding community needs and possible collaboration.

Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect: What’s Race Got to Do With It?

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Dr. Natalie A. Cort, provided information regarding the role of race in screening, assessing, referring and treating child abuse and neglect (CAN). She shared strategies for diversifying the professional landscape of adults (e.g., mental health counselors, psychologists) that children interact with.

Achieving Social Impact By Bridging Research and Policy

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Learn how to demystify the gap between research and policy and hear about an approach aimed at supporting researchers in creating a better bridge with policymakers.

Taylor Bishop Scott is a Research Assistant Professor in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, with a doctorate in community psychology from the Health Psychology Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests include broad-based promotion of well-being and success among at-risk children via community-based programs and public policy. Her research aims to understand ways to support policymakers’ use of research evidence.

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Communities of Practice

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Learn how to create a Community of Practice - a concept for sharing, managing, and creating knowledge - in your area. 

Panelists:
Marilyn Gisser, who has over 20 years of experience in Washington State Public Health and is part of the Essentials for Childhood initiative team.
Teresa Posakony,  a leadership and organization development consultant focusing on building healthy, resilient communities and organizations using a trauma and resilience-informed approach.
Kody Russell, the executive director of Kitsap Strong with over 10 years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system and who is one of 25 Washington State certified trainers in the NEAR sciences curriculum.

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Crossing Silos: How to work collaboratively across systems to prevent child abuse and neglect

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Learn about innovative ways to work collaboratively across systems to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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TRANSFORM x Lawline with Kate Cerulli

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Our very own Catherine Cerulli sits down with Lawline to talk about TRANSFORM!

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Best Practices in Forensic Interviewing

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Learn about the latest research in best practices in forensic interviewing of children who have experienced trauma.

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What Family, Criminal, & Immigration Attorneys Need to Know About Parent-Child Separation

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This program is hosted by Lawline, a platform for online continuing legal education. To access the full course, visit https://www.lawline.com/ to view membership options.

Current laws and policies regarding the care and treatment of children separated from their parents often land these families in the legal system as they struggle with alternative parenting plans, the termination of parental rights, and immigration issues. The science regarding attachment spotlights the lasting influence of these children’s experiences. In this program, Drs. Jody Todd Manly, Mt. Hope Family Center’s Clinical Director, and Catherine Cerulli, an attorney and current Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, will share and translate evidence-based information regarding the consequences of parent-child separation into practical tools for lawyers. They will also share interviewing techniques and basic principles of trauma-informed lawyering skills needed when dealing with children and parents who have experienced separation.

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Data Sharing: How Can You Share Data to Improve Child Outcomes?

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Learn how we can share data across child welfare, court, and social service systems to improve outcomes for children.

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