Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect – Bozeman MT 2014 TRAINING COMPLETED

When:       Friday, Sept 5th 2014
         9:00am – 4:30pm
      The Commons, 1794 Baxter Ln. East (Click for Directions)

Course Description

This conference will focus on and utilize data from a 24 year longitudinal study of child abuse and neglect. It will provide an overview of the nature and characteristics of maltreatment experienced by an at-risk sample of 1459 children from five sites across the United States from birth to age 18. It will also focus on recent research findings from the study that focus on the characteristics and consequences of emotional maltreatment, exposure to domestic violence and the contribution of various adverse life events on child/youth emotional and behavioral functioning across time. Breakout sessions will also be provided on Secondary Traumatic Stress and Grief and Loss.

Course Objectives

  • Increase understanding of the role that emotional abuse/neglect has on trauma symptoms and risk behaviors for children/adolescents. Even more so than other types of maltreatment including sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.
  • Increase awareness of the nature and consequences of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) from a life-course perspective from childhood through adolescence to young adulthood.
  • Understand the basic elements of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS).
  • Explore and understand the connection between LONGSCAN and The ACE Study relative to the
    impact of STS.
  • Understand the relationship between loss, change and grief, and identify sources of each for both clients and professionals in the child welfare system.
  • Identify multidemensional symptoms of grief in both adults and children/adolescents.

Who should attend?

Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists, Childcare Providers, Foster/Adoptive Parents, CASA Volunteers, County Health Department, Healthcare Providers and School Counselors.

Continuing Education

6 CEU credits, OPI Renewal Units and Childcare Provider Hours are available for Social Workers, Therapists, Psychologists, Educators, Childcare and Healthcare Providers.


Diana English, Ph.D., Senior Director of Strategic Consulting at the Casey Family Programs, and a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington, School of Social Work.

  • Presentation Title: The Longitudinal Nature, Characteristics and Consequences of Child Maltreatment: A Specific Focus on Emotional Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Aggression/Violence and the Context in Which Maltreating Families Live.

James Caringi, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Director of the Master of Social Work Program, University of Montana, Coordinator of Qualitative Research of the National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) of the Institute for Educational Research and Services (IERS).

  • Presentation Title: Secondary Traumatic Stress: Mapping the Course to Create Change Personally, Professionally and Organizationally.

Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Montana.

  • Presentation Title: So Many Losses: Grief of Birth & Foster Famiies – and the Professionals Who Serve Them.


Monday, August 25th, 2014

8:00a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Diana English, Ph.D. – Keynote Address

12:15 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. Lunch (On your own)

1:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

Breakout Session 1
Jim Caringi, Ph.D. – Secondary Traumatic Stress
Breakout Session 2
Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman – Grief & Loss

3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Breakout Session 1 (Repeated)
Jim Caringi, Ph.D. – Secondary Traumatic Stress
Breakout Session 2 (Repeated)
Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman – Grief & Loss

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