• Symposium Program

      Center for Childhood and Youth Studies (2021-04-16)
      Conference program includes full schedule.
    • Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse

      Bernier, Jetta (2021-04-16)
      Jetta will be talking about the trauma that child sexual abuse inflicts. She will also provide identification and risk factors, and strategies about what to do for prevention, intervention and treatment.
    • The Law and Child Trauma

      Durso, Carmen (2021-04-16)
      Attorney Durso will talk about legal interventions for children who have experienced trauma.
    • Welcome Addresses and Keynotes 1-3

      Solloway, Michele; Koury, Samantha; Finkelhor, David (2021-04-16)
      Welcome addresses from Yvonne Vissing, Director of SSU CCYS, and John Keenan, President of SSU. Keynote 1: Trauma in Children, Youth, Families and Communities by Michele Solloway. Dr. Solloway will provide data on trauma, ACES, and a framework that will guide our understanding of trauma on this day. Keynote 2: Trauma Informed Organizations: What they are & how be one by Samantha Koury. This keynote address will explore what trauma-informed care is and how it can be used in our different roles as we support children and youth. She will focus on how important it is for institutions to take a preventative, trauma-informed approach. Keynote 3: Screening Children for Trauma and Adversity: Opportunities and Concerns. Crimes Against Children and Traumatization. By David Finkelhor. Protocols are being implemented to conduct universal screening for trauma and adversity in medical practices and schools. Dr. Finkelhor will talk about why caution is warranted, and some of the important considerations to be taken into account.
    • Listening to the Marginalized Voices of Young People About Care Experiences

      Kessler, Zoe (2021-04-16)
      In a perfect world, when children are put into placements they are to receive care they need to recover. Instead, sometimes the trauma they bring with them gets exacerbated. How caregivers can help children recover from trauma is the focus in this presentation.
    • Emotional Intelligence and Helping Grow Healthy Children and Families

      Blask Campbell, Alyssa (2021-04-16)
      In this workshop, folks will dive into the Collaborative Emotion Processing (CEP) method and the Phases of Emotion Processing to identify biases and social programming in order to regulate and process response to emotions. We will navigate the learned patterns and brain pathways, and how to bring awareness to reactions in order to build tools for responding.
    • Trauma-Informed Policy: Building Infrastructure for Resilience

      O’Neill, Moira (2021-04-16)
      Dr. O’Neill is the Child Advocate for the State of New Hampshire. She will discuss what it means to be a child advocate and transform trauma science at the individual, organizational and policy levels.
    • Support for Distressed Mothers: Impact of Building Healthy Connections

      Howard, Heather (2021-04-16)
      Dr. Howard will discuss her work with substance abusing and incarcerated parents and the relationships they have with their children. Her research focus on gender-specific and trauma-informed care for women, grief, recovery, stigma reduction and health empowerment.