Trauma and Young Children
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Course #: WEB003
Time: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CT
Credit Available: 0.2 CEUs; 1.5 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project for 1.5 - Intervention
This free webinar addresses the concerning effects of exposure to violence and trauma on very young children and the impact of trauma on the developing brain and nervous system, as well as cascading effects on emotion regulation and behavioral health. Manifestations of traumatic stress in early childhood will be presented to offer a better understanding of how to identify children affected by trauma. Diagnosis of traumatic stress disorders, including PTSD, will be discussed, as well as prevalence, course, and long term outcomes. The effects of trauma on caregivers will also be presented, including the disruption in the caregiver-child relationship exacerbates the effects of the trauma.
Instructors:Colleen Cicchetti, Ph.D.
Colleen Cicchetti received her bachelor's degree from Duke University, a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University Medical School. She has worked at Lurie Children’s Hospital for over 20 years, focused on the areas of program development and evaluation, community outreach and parent education, therapeutic summer camp programming, and treatment for children who have been exposed to trauma or victimization. She currently leads the Community-Linked Mental Health Services Program. This program focuses upon model development and implementation to deliver mental health services to children and families in school and community recreational settings. She has been the recipient of awards from multiple agencies and philanthropic organizations to fund many of these community-based programs and treatment initiatives. She represents the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on the hospital Advocacy Board and the Injury Prevention and Research Center, as well as in several local and state interagency initiatives that address children’s mental health and trauma treatment: The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition and The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, for which she serves as Co-Chair of the School-Age Practices and Policies Committee.Julie Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Julie Rinaldi, Ph.D., is staff psychologist in child and adolescent psychiatry at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Rinaldi is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include working with preschool children with behavioral and emotional problems, anxiety disorders, parent training, and developmental assessments for educational and treatment planning.