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What Is Trauma & Why Must We Address It? (Part 2: Implications for Work With Children)

Thursday Oct 30, 2014 at 11:00 am-1:00 pm EDT

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This 2-hour webinar will highlight various types of trauma that impact children. The presenters will provide an introduction to trauma-informed care for children and highlight benefits in utilizing this treatment approach for prevention and intervention work.

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How to Join the Webinar

Presenter Information

Kacy Mixon, Ph.D., LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with families that struggle with a range of issues inclusive of family violence, foster-care transitions, and trauma. She has taught and provided clinical supervision to counseling students at the University of Florida. She currently works as an assistant professor in the Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy Dept. at Valdosta State University and supervises therapists-in-training who provide services to military families. Kacy has been the recipient of honors such as the Chi Sigma Iota (counseling honor society) 2012-2013 Leadership Fellowship and has presented in various regional and national conferences. She has worked on several grants focused on children and families; most notably was the Safe Start project, a joint research endeavor by RAND Corporation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), which funded treatment programs aimed at reducing negative impacts of violence on children. She has a range of publications and research endeavors currently focusing on low-income family resilience factors connected to children’s school and socio-emotional outcomes.

Representatives from SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

Joan B. Gillece, Ph.D.
Director, SAMHSA National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
Working across agencies, Dr. Gillece promotes the use of trauma-informed care in multiple settings including mental health, substance abuse, adult and juvenile justice and homeless services. Prior to joining the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) seven years ago, Dr. Gillece served as Director of Special Populations for Maryland’s Mental Hygiene Administration where her responsibilities included all aspects of state mental health planning and delivery of services as well as development of collaboration across agencies serving individuals with psychiatric diagnosis. As project director for SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC), Dr. Gillece has championed the cause of full consumer integration and development of Culturally Competent programs. Utilizing survivors in all aspects of trauma work, Dr. Gillece has coordinated technical assistance, conference presentations, and consultations with experts in the field. Commitment to strength-based support by implementing trauma informed values with the overreaching theme of recovery has been her focus.

This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.


Kacy Mixon

Event Materials

Watch the Recording

Webinar PowerPoint (PDF version)

Webinar Part 1: Implications for Clinical Practice

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma

NCTSN – Speaker Series: Trauma

Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical and Research Evidence and Culture-Specific Information Project

Web-Based Learning Course: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

NCTSN: Early Childhood Trauma

Website – Child Welfare Information Gateway: Treatment & Trauma-Informed Care

MFLN Blog: Child Maltreatment Before and After Deployment

MFLN Blog: Child Maltreatment Prevention

MFLN Blog: Child Brain Development & Trauma

MFLN Blog: Military Child Maltreatment, Deployment, and Future Research

MFLN Blog: Family Factors Affecting Child Well-being

MFLN Blog: Resource Discovery: Childhood Maltreatment Effects on the Brain

MFLN Blog: Resource Discovery: Therapeutic Book for Child Trauma

MFLN Blog: Children’s Exposure to Violence: Treatment Considerations

MFLN Blog: Children’s Exposure to Violence: Prevalence & Effects

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