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May 2018

Shining a Light on What Works

May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Children’s Hospital of WI – Community Services, 620 South 76th Street Room 201 (Upper Iowa)
Milwaukee, WI 53214
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Are you interested in exploring opportunities to learn more about effectively adapting evidence-based interventions? Being able to thoughtfully adapt evidence-based interventions is essential to being able to meet the complex needs of children and families. Please join UWM Associate Professor and Institute for Child and Family Well-Being Co-founder Dr. Dimitri Topitzes on Thursday, May 24, for a presentation and discussion on implementation science and its role in practice with families coping with complex trauma. Our discussion will focus on how…

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June 2018

Trauma in Our Community Conference

June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
UWM Student Union – Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States
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This conference is sold out. Drs. Mersky and Topitzes discuss trauma, resiliency and the conference in this episode of UWM Today: Listen to interview.

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July 2018

PCIT & Resilience in Our Community

July 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Children’s Hospital of WI – Community Services, 620 South 76th Street Room 201 (Upper Iowa)
Milwaukee, WI 53214
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Are you interested in learning about the impact of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in the Milwaukee community? PCIT is an evidence-based intervention offered to caregivers and their children ages 2-7 years old who struggle with externalizing behaviors and/or positive parenting skills. Through the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being (ICFW), PCIT is offered uniquely in the clinic, in the home, or in group settings to better serve the needs of at-risk families. Please join Katelyn Blair, Ph.D. on Tuesday, July…

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August 2018

Shining the Light on What Works

August 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
UWM Alumni House, 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Free

Are you interested in exploring opportunities to learn more about effectively adapting evidence-based interventions? Being able to thoughtfully adapt evidence-based interventions is essential to being able to meet the complex needs of children and families. Please join UWM Associate Professor and Institute for Child and Family Well-Being Co-founder Dr. Dimitri Topitzes on Thursday, August 23, for a presentation and discussion on implementation science and its role in practice with families coping with complex trauma. Our discussion will focus on how…

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September 2018

2018 PCIT Therapist Training

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Milwaukee Child Welfare Training Partnership 4425 N. Port Washington Road East Lake Towers, Suite 400 Glendale, WI 53212, 4425 N. Port Washington Road East Lake Towers, Suite 400
Glendale, WI 53212 United States
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$160

Registration for this event is closed. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a nationally-recognized, evidence-based parent management program for families who have children with internalizing and/or externalizing behavior problems. The program is unique in comparison to other parent management programs because it involves live coaching of parents as they interact with their young child (ages 2-7 years). There are two phases to PCIT: Child-Directed Interaction (CDI) and Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI). This workshop is an introductory clinically-based training for mental health providers…

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Healing Trauma, Healthy Communities Conference

September 26, 2018
Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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The Healing Trauma, Healthy Communities Conference will be held September 26-28. This conference will feature some of our country’s most notable experts who will share their knowledge about #TraumaInformed Care, child development, implicit bias and more. The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being, UWM & Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will be presenting 6 breakout sessions. The conference is convening in Milwaukee in response to our city’s struggles with the effects of childhood and generational trauma. Register now at HealMKE.eventbrite.com. #HealMKE…

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October 2018

Mental Health in Schools Institute

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education Conference Center, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Associate Professor and Institute for Child and Family Well-Being Co-founder Dimitri Topitzes will present: Childhood Trauma Consequences & Effective Trauma Care at the American Council for School Social Work (ACSSW), 2018 Mental Health in Schools Institute. Link to event brochure. This multidisciplinary professional event is for school social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses, school administrators and community based mental health practitioners.  

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Help & Hope Conference on Substance Use Disorders

October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gateway Technical College, 1001 S. Main Street
Racine, WI
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Associate Professor and Institute for Child and Family Well-Being Co-founder Dimitri Topitzes will present: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Secondary Trauma, and Addiction at the 10th Annual Help & Hope Conference on Substance Use Disorders. This conference will assist professionals and para-professionals who work with families and individuals for whom substance use disorders are a concern.

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2018 WETA Conference

October 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 Geneva St.
Delavan, WI 53115
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Associate Professor and Institute for Child and Family Well-Being Co-founder Dimitri Topitzes will present: Promoting Resilience to Trauma within Employment Services at the Wisconsin Employment and Training Association (WETA) Annual Conference.

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February 2019

PCIT Level 1 Training – 2019

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, 620 S. 76th St. Suite 120
Milwaukee, WI 53214 United States
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$25

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Level 1 Training with CHW includes: A one-day workshop covering: Level 1 guidelines for training within agency, Level 1 materials, implementation of PCIT within agency training model, and challenges and solutions for PCIT integrity and fidelity. Monthly consultation calls for one year. Faculty review of required video sessions (up to 3). Learn more.

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March 2019

TF-CBT Training in Racine – Learning Session Parts I & II

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Delta Hotels by Marriott, Delta Hotels by Marriott 7111 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53406 United States
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$120.00

If you are a Milwaukee or Racine-based clinician that serves CPS-involved children and are interested in being trained in and implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), we have a great upcoming opportunity for you. Through our Trauma and Recovery Project - funded by SAMHSA and in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families - we are able to provide this valuable training at a significantly reduced cost. Racine – Delta Hotel by Marriott  Learning Session Part I: March 13-15, 2019 …

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July 2019

TF-CBT Training in Eau Claire – Learning Session Parts I & II

July 29 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
The Lismore Hotel, The Lismore Hotel 333 Gibson St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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$120.00

If you are an Eau-Claire-based clinician that serves CPS-involved children and are interested in being trained in and implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), we have a great upcoming opportunity for you. Through our Trauma and Recovery Project - funded by SAMHSA and in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families - we are able to provide this valuable training at a significantly reduced cost. Eau Claire – The Lismore Hotel Learning Session Part I: July 29-31, 2019 Learning…

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