Children's Mental Health Research to Practice Series
CYFC partners with the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH) to host an Research to Practice training series at the annual Child and Mental Health Conference. This series features University of Minnesota faculty and staff and provides an in-depth review of basic and applied research, best practices, and translation of research to practice and policy. These events offer advanced training for experienced professionals with an opportunity to participate in a full day of learning and interaction.
On this page
- Creating Trauma-Sensitive Practices, Organizations and Communities: Building on our Experiences
- Strengthening Families in the Context of Incarceration
- Managing Emotions in Teens: Responding Dysregulation and Challenging Behaviors
- Bridging Research and Practice in Trauma: Impact on Children, Families and Communities and Effective Interventions
- Bringing Research to Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Diagnosis and Assessment, Interventions, and Levels of Evidence
- Research to Practice: New Approaches to Diagnosis, Assessment and Intervention in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Creating Trauma-Sensitive Practices, Organizations and Communities: Building on our Experiences
April 28, 2015
Learn about trauma-sensitive practices, the importance of self-care, how to operationalize thoughtful and reflective program development and evaluation, and local and national trauma resources.
What Does it Mean to Be “Trauma-Sensitive” in Our Work? Engage with Colleagues to Share Definitions, Practices and Wisdom and Healing Through Relationships — with Individuals, Organizations, Communities
- Cari Michaels, MPH, Extension Educator — Extension Children, Youth and Family Consortium, U of MN
- Jessica Gourneau, PhD, Interim Clinical Director — American Indian Family Center
Presentation Slides (3 MB PDF)
Healing Through Self Care: How to Maintain Our Humanity in Difficult Situations
- Shonda Craft, PhD, LMFT, Associate Dean of the College of Health Continuity and Professional Studies — Metropolitan State University; Therapist and Clinical Supervisor — Kente Circle, LLC
Presentation Slides (333 K PDF)
Healing Through Engagement: Partnering in Thoughtful Program Development and Evaluation
- Judy Myers, MS, RN, Extension Educator — UMN Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium
Trainings, Toolkits and Other Trauma-Sensitive Resources: Learn What They Are and How to Use Them
- Chris Bray, PhD, LP, Co-Director — Ambit Network; Administrative Director — UMN Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health
Presentation Slides (3 MB PDF)
Thanks to our co-sponsors at the University of Minnesota Ambit Network, Center for Early Education and Development, and The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health
Strengthening Families in the Context of Incarceration
April 29, 2014
Keynote Presentation: "Parent in Prison: Collateral Consequences for Children and Families"
- Rebecca J. Shlafer, PhD. Assistant Professor — Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Learn about the consequences of mass incarceration on children and families, risk and protective factors, and implications for mental health professionals.
“Research and Reflections About Incarceration and Families: What Do We Know?”
- Jason Marque Sole, ABD, Assistant Professor — Metropolitan State University and Rebecca J. Shlafer, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
"Mothers of Bedford: A Film by Jenifer McShane"
"Mothers of Bedford" follows five incarcerated women who are supported by an innovative children's center that creates a space for positive change and strong parent-child relationships in a prison.
- Film Director Jenifer McShane
"Interactive Discussion about Incarceration: Mothers of Bedford Film Recap and Question/Answer Session"
- Barbara "Bobby" Blanchard-Lewis, JD, Senior Research Associate — Center for Children and Families, Columbia University
Children's Book Review — Parental Incarceration (190 K PDF)
Managing Emotions in Teens: Responding Dysregulation and Challenging Behaviors
April 20, 2013
The Neurobiology of Adolescent Mood
Learn about neurobiological stress, coping and self-care for youth, and creating positive and relationships that help youth regulate.
- Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D., LP, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry — University of Minnesota
The Role of Lifestyle in Stress and Coping for Youth: Practical Strategies
- Nimi Singh, M.D., MPH, MA, Assistant Professor and Division Head — Adolescent Health and Medicine, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
Teens at Risk: Creating Healthy Relationships that Regulate
- Anne R. Gearity, PhD, LISCSW, Mental Health Practitioner — Private Practice and Community Faculty — University of Minnesota.
Bridging Research and Practice in Trauma: Impact on Children, Families and Communities and Effective Interventions
April 24, 2012
Learn about trauma as it affects very young children and the brain’s development. Explore historical trauma’s effect on American Indian and African American families.
Trauma Happens: Introduction to the Developmental Impact of Trauma and Strategies for Intervention
- Michele Fallon, MSW, LICSW, IMH-E(IV)®, Field Associate — Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota
Brain Development and Traumatic Experience
- Kathleen M. Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor — Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Historical Trauma and its Effects on American Indian and African American Children and their Families
- Evelyn Campbell, MSW, Assistant Professor — Department of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth
Bringing Research to Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Diagnosis and Assessment, Interventions, and Levels of Evidence
May 3, 2011
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis, Assessment and Best Practices
Learn about the complexities of identifying individuals with ASD, commonly used assessment and intervention tools, and specific communication best practices.
- Robin K. Rumsey, Ph.D., LP, Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor — Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic, University of Minnesota
Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Amy Esler, Ph.D., LP, Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics — Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, University of Minnesota
Establish Early Communicative Skills: Augmentative Communication Practices with Learners Experiencing ASD
- Joe Reichle, Ph.D., Professor and Research Director — Leadership and Education Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Dept. of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, and Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
Research to Practice: New Approaches to Diagnosis, Assessment and Intervention in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
April 27, 2010
Learn about tools and guidelines used to diagnose FASD,imaging research and common cognitive and behavioral challenges.
FASD: The Real Deal, Imitators, and What Lies Ahead
- Judith Eckerle Kang, MD, Assistant Professor — Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Presentation Notes (8.9 MB PDF)
Can We Heal the Brain in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?
- Jeffrey Wozniak, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor — Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
Presentation Notes (25.9 MB PDF)