Webinar: Operationalizing Trauma-Informed Care: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
There is renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development. Trauma-informed care is emphasized more than ever. Yet, parents, educators, clinicians, mental health workers and law enforcement alike still struggle to understand the impacts of trauma on brain development in a concrete and tangible way. Perhaps even more so, adults trying to help these children and adolescents long for concrete strategies that operationalize what brain science tells us will be helpful to facilitate development arrested as a result of complex developmental trauma. If you want to know how trauma impacts the brain and what to do about it, please join us for this exciting presentation.
Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will make complicated neurodevelopmental concepts accessible and provide an overview of a practical evidence-based process for trauma-informed intervention that all adults can follow in any setting called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). He will also touch upon what makes for successful implementation of the approach in systems.
CPS has been used effectively across systems to provide concrete strategies that operationalize the fundamental principles of neurodevelopment. CPS provides replicable guideposts for adults to build helping relationships with children while fostering a relational process that develops flexibility, problem solving, and emotion regulation skills.
Presenter: J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon is author of the books Changeable, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, and The School Discipline Fix.
Dr. Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Ablon was ranked #5 on the list of the world’s top rated keynote speakers in the academic arena. Dr. Ablon trains parents, educators, and clinicians, and helps organizations throughout the world implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.
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