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Jun 05

Elevate Montana ACE Study Summit 2015 TRAINING COMPLETED

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Sponsorship Announcement - St. Peter's

 

When: Thursday Oct. 1st & Friday Oct. 2nd, 2015 – Helena
Where: The Gateway Center, 1710 National Ave. Helena 59601
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (both days)
Cost: Registration is $175 for both days

Price includes:

  • Exclusive screening of “Paper Tigers” documentary (details at the bottom of this page and in the full course description below) on Friday, Oct. 2nd (*which includes lunch on this day only)
  • Up to 13 CEU’s, OPI Renewal Units, Healthcare Provider Hours, POST Credits & Child Care Provider Hours (pending approval)

James Redford

Course Description:

“Adversity is Not Destiny” – The ACE Study Summit

This conference is designed to accelerate awareness and knowledge of the ACE Study into practical strategies and actions to mitigate toxic stress manifested in children through abuse, neglect and household dysfunction. This summit focuses on the question, “Now that you know about ACEs, what will you do about it?” Participants will better understand proven strategies and best practices surrounding ACEs and trauma-informed approaches utilized by parents, professionals, organizations, schools and communities.

Who should attend?

Corporate and Small Business Executives, HR Directors, Workforce Development Professionals, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Healthcare Providers, Health Reform Administrators, Juvenile Justice Professionals and Officers of the Court, Chemical Dependency Professionals, Policy Makers, Parents, Foster Parents, Early Care and Education Professionals, Leaders of Philanthropy and the Non-profit sectors.

Speaker Presentations:

Speaker: Dr. Sandra Bloom,
Presentation title: “The Sanctuary Model: Through the lens of Moral Safety”

Dr. Bloom will describe The Sanctuary® Model, a values-based blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. A recognition that trauma is pervasive in the experience of human beings forms the basis for the Sanctuary Model’s focus not only on the people who seek treatment, but equally on the people and systems who provide that treatment.

The Sanctuary® Model originated in the Philadelphia area in the late1980s, created by a team of clinicians working in a small inpatient adult hospital unit. This team, led by Dr. Sandra Bloom, combined their clinical knowledge with their own experiences to create a trauma-informed program they called Sanctuary. In 2000, Dr. Bloom began a collaboration with Andrus, a residential program for children based in Yonkers, New York, that culminated with the development of the Sanctuary Institute in 2005. Since then, over 300 programs in the United States, in the United Kingdom and in Australia have trained in the Sanctuary Model.

Today, after over twenty years of adaptation built on its original design, the Sanctuary Model has reached across the human services system. In an effort to create safe and healing environments for children, families and adults who have experienced chronic stress and adversity, the Sanctuary Model is being used across a wide range of settings, including: residential treatment, juvenile justice, drug and alcohol treatment, school and community-based programs, outpatient and partial hospitals, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and recently is being adapted for use as a framework for creating trauma-informed communities.

Speaker: Pamela Hunthausen-Ponich, MS, LCPC
Psychotherapist, Private Practice – Helena, MT
Presentation title: “Trauma-Informed Parenting”

Over 50 years of research shows us that early care and prevention strategies that build protective factors for young children are pivotal to their overall health, well-being and success later in life. A healthy attachment with a primary caregiver who has the awareness and skills to attune to a young child’s emotional needs for closeness and connection is the primary essential ingredient in the healthy social-emotional development for children. This course will provide a review of the essentials of healthy attunement and attachment including how to facilitate positive attachment and the devastating developmental trauma created when children are not adequately cared for.

Speaker: Dana Eisenberg, LCSW
School Counselor, Arlee School on the Flathead Reservation
Presentation title: “Hope and Healing: An Introduction to the Community Resiliency Model”

An overview of The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models (CRM and TRM), designed to teach skills to professionals and others who work with children and adults struggling with symptoms from traumatic experiences. The models are body-centered and focus on the biological basis of trauma and automatic, defensive ways the human body responds when faced with perceived threats to self and others. The Community Resilience Model has been used internationally and there is growing research that supports its effectiveness.

Speaker: Eric Arzubi, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Billings Clinic
Presentation title: “The Power of Collaborations”

Dr. Arzubi, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Billings Clinic will give an overview of The Alliance, a collaborative that joins Billings Clinic, St. Vincent’s Hospital, and RiverStone Health. The alliance was recently awarded a 3-year, $1.5 million federal grant to enhance community awareness of the impact of ACEs on health and mental health across the lifespan. The Alliance is engaging additional partners to boost the community’s capacity to mitigate the effects of toxic stress on children. Dr. Arzubi will discuss the initiative, which was launched in August 2014, and his role as its Physician Champion.

Speaker: James Redford
Director, Writer, Producer
Presentation title: “Paper Tigers” – Documentary

Paper Tigers is a documentary by James Redford and Karen Pritzker that follows four teens attending Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. Principal Jim Sprorleder decided to ask the question “What happened to you?” instead of “What’s wrong with you?” By implementing trauma-informed practices and resilience techniques Lincoln High School saw an 85% decline in suspensions and a 40% decline in expulsions and an increase in graduation rates five-fold. Paper Tigers covers how children are being exposed to a toxicity that dooms them to become obese, drug, and sex addicts, risk-takers and criminals. Adverse Childhood Experiences alter lives and this documentary examines the latest understanding of ACEs and what we can do to overcome them. It captures the pain, the danger, the beauty, and the hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing their lives for the better.

Speaker: Jim Sporleder
Principal Lincoln High School (retired), Walla, Walla, WA
Presentation title: “Catching Kids Before the Fall”

Why do we need a new approach to school discipline? What does a “Trauma-informed” model look like in a school setting, and how does a trauma-informed approach impact school culture, student achievement, and graduation rates?

Agenda

Thursday Oct. 1st

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Dr. Sandra Bloom – Keynote Address “The Sanctuary Model”
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Dr. Sandra Bloom – Small Group Discussion/Activity
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pam Ponich – Trauma-informed approaches from a parent perspective
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dana Eisenberg – Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

Friday Oct 2nd

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Dr. Arzubi (Billings Alliance)
  • 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
  • 9:45 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Screening of “Paper Tigers
  • 11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. James Redford (Recap of “Paper Tigers”)
  • 12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m. Lunch (included)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Q & A Session – James Redford and Jim Sporleder
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Jim Sporleder – Keynote Address (LHS, Trauma Informed Approach – Schools) – Intro to Small Group Discussion/Activity
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Small Group Discussion/Activity

Paper Tigers

Paper TigersPaper Tigers is a documentary by James Redford and Karen Pritzker that follows four teens attending Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. Principal Jim Sprorleder decided to ask the question “What happened to you?” instead of “What’s wrong with you?” By implementing trauma-informed practices and resilience techniques Lincoln High School saw an 85% decline in suspensions and a 40% decline in expulsions and an increase in graduation rates five-fold. Paper Tigers covers how children are being exposed to a toxicity that dooms them to become obese, drug, and sex addicts, risk-takers and criminals. Adverse Childhood Experiences alter lives and this documentary examines the latest understanding of ACEs and what we can do to overcome them. It captures the pain, the danger, the beauty, and the hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing their lives for the better.

James RedfordJames “Jamie” Redford is an award winning writer, director, and producer. His works include documentaries: The Kindness of Strangers, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, and Toxic Hot Seat. James, along with his father Robert, is the co-founder and chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit organization committed to transforming social and environmental issues into films that inspire positive changes. Projects include The Raise the River campaign and Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West. Redford has recently directed and produced “Paper Tigers” a documentary about toxic stress and ACEs that children are exposed to, and how communities and individuals can overcome them.
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