Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Healing The Generations: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Conference

Healing the Generations: The First Annual Family Violence and Trauma Conference

Co-Sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Clifford Beers Clinic

Thursday February 5th and Friday, February 6th, 2009

At Foxwoods Resorts Casino


Thursday, February 5th 9:00-9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

9:30-10:30 Opening Keynote Address

Healing Generations of Trauma

Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD

Dr. BigFoot is project director of the Indian County Child Trauma Center
housed within the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She directs the Native American Programs which provides training and consultation to tribes and other organizations on many topics including the cultural adaptations of evidence based treatment approaches.

10:45-12:15 Workshops A1-A8

A1 Building a Community System of Care to Support the Social Emotional Wellness of Children and Families.

Cara L. Westcott, LCSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Southeast Mental Health System of Care/ United Community and Family Services; Linda Fecteau, System Coordinator, SEMH System of Care/LEARN

Participants will learn about the needed elements to create a comprehensive system of care for children and explore the meaning of Family Driven, Youth Guided service delivery. Presenters will Discuss the necessary infrastructure such as: governance, chairs, committees and by-laws needed to create a comprehensive system of care and learn about using state and national initiatives to develop your own system of care.

A2 The Development of Pro Social Behavior in Early Childhood and After School Settings: How Primary Prevention and Health Promotion Can Address Trauma Experiences

Thomas Gullotta, CEO, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc.

The presenter and his research colleagues with foundation support have spent the past two decades developing two evidence-based curriculums for use in pre-school and after school programs. Based on social learning theory and utilizing prevention's four tools of education, competency promotion, natural caregiving, and social change, these approaches enable preschool, elementary school, and after school staff to encourage the development of pro social behavior.

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