Young Children and Trauma: Service System Collaborations

In each presentation, speakers will describe a community system that impacts the lives of young children, addressing the context of the system and its impact on young children as well as means to achieve effective collaborations within these systems. Speakers will provide examples of effective collaborations, and will discuss appropriate tools and resources that have been used with community service systems to meet the needs of young children.

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In this webinar, Julie Larrieu, provides context for the other sessions in the series by defining infant mental health and why it is important, with particular emphasis on the relationship context of early development.
In tis webinar, presenters discuss how they have worked with branches of our country's military to promote the well being of young children in military families. They describe how Mental health professionals can help these children cope with the stresses that their families experience.
In this webinar, Julie Larrieu, discusses how mental health professionals can work with child protective services workers to provide trauma-informed care to infants and toddlers who come to the attention because of abuse or neglect.
In this webinar, Joy Osofsky and Claude Chemtob, provide guidelines for assessing and treating young children who have been traumatized through a disaster or act of terrorism. The presentation focuses primarily on lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and 9/11.
Hurricane Katrina & September 11 Anniversary
In this webinar, Betsy McAlister Groves and Mark Rains, discuss ways mental health providers can work with pediatric medical providers to insure traumatized children receive care. Primary care providers are essential allies in efforts to identify and respond to young children affected by trauma.
In this webinar, Joy Osofsky, discusses the effect physical abuse, neglect, and domestic violence has on young children. The large majority of abused children are age 0-4. Her remarks provide suggestions on how mental health professionals can work with the judicial system to insure these children receive the care and support they need to develop normally.
In this webinar, presenters discuss the need for an early childhood mental health consultation program within child care settings and describe the two type of consultation programs and the goals of each. The two types of consultations are child/family centered consultation and programmatic consultation. Additional topics addressed are assessment and evaluation tools, characteristics of a successful consultation, and cultural competent techniques that work. The presentation closes with a discussion of the challenges faced when developing a consultation program.