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DEFENDING CHILDHOOD hosted a two-day conference on September 22-23, 2011, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Members will have access to this page where they can review all the presenters' presentations along with any related materials that have been supply.

Presenters and Presentations

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Cohen, Mannarino, & Deblinger
Kris Buffington, MSW,LISW

Compassion Fatigue in the Service of Children Exposed to Violence: 
Charles R. Figley Ph.D.
Tulane University

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Benjamin E. Saunders, Ph.D.
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

Children Who Witness or Experience Sexual Violence:
Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIII
The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Cultural Issues In Domestic Violence
Daniel Houston
DH & Associates

Wounded Children Healing Homes
Jayne Schooler

Helping the Helper

The Journey From Compassion
to Fatigue to Resilience

Dr. Cynthia Vrabel
Childhood Exposure to Violence:
Violence in our Homes,
School & Communities

David A. Wolfe, Ph.D., ABPP
University of Toronto
Traumatization of Children
in the Legal System

Steven Neuhaus, Ph.D.
Jacob Kronenberg, Esq.

 Children Who Have Been Traumatized
One Court's Response
Judge Howard, Charles Schuster, Kim Genis

Interventions for
Children Who Suffer Trauma

Dave Zidar, LISW
Zidar, Training and Consulting

Mental Health & Law Enforcement
A Unique Partnership
Rosemary Creeden, Chief McGrath,
Commander Correy, Lieutenant Timm

The Diversity Center
NE Ohio

LGBTQ Youth, Violence
& Trauma

Christen DeVerney, MA, CDP
AmariYah Israel
When System Adds to the Trauma
A Path to a Trauma Informed System
Charles Wilson, MSSW - Executive Director
The Chadwick Center at
Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA

Defending Childhood - Protect Heal Thrive
Children Exposed to Violence Initiative
September 23, 2011

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