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Managing Emotions in Teens | Trauma and Traumatic Stress | Relational Aggression | Race, Culture and Children's Mental Health | Autism Spectrum Disorders | Attachment | Wonder Years

Managing Emotions in Teens

The Neurobiology of Adolescent Mood
Learn how the neurobiological stress regulatory system develops, how development might go awry, and why it is critical to intervene during adolescence. Presented as part of the Managing Emotions in Teens: Responding to Dysregulation and Challenging Behaviors training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, April 30, 2013. Presented by Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D., LP, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry — University of Minnesota. Part 1 (39:50) | Part 2 (42:09)

The Role of Lifestyle in Stress and Coping for Youth: Practical Strategies
Learn how lifestyle can impact both positively and negatively on mental and emotional functioning and how teens can be empowered to play an active role in restoring their own optimal health. Presented as part of the Managing Emotions in Teens: Responding to Dysregulation and Challenging Behaviors training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, April 30, 2013. Presented by Nim Singh, M.D., MPH, MA, Assistant Professor and Division Head-Adolescent Health and Medicine — University of Minnesota. Part 1 (45:52) | Part 2 (43:22)

Teens at Risk: Creating Healthy Relationships that Regulate
Learn how clinicians can apply brain/body research to recognize intervention opportunities with teens that facilitate new learning about managing feelings and distress. Presented as part of the Managing Emotions in Teens: Responding to Dysregulation and Challenging Behaviors training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, April 30, 2013. Presented by Anne Gearity, Ph.D., LICSW, Mental Health Practitioner, Private Practice and Community Faculty — University of Minnesota. Part 1 (38:23) | Part 2 (36:08)

Trauma and Traumatic Stress

Unbarred: Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the too often silent population of children and youth with an incarcerated parent. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Traumatic Stress Series training, November 17, 2013. Presenters included: Erica Gerrity, Isis Rising; Jen McShane, Documentarian; Lori Lofrano, Minnesota Department of Corrections; Eddie Miles, Lino Lakes Correctional Facility; Daniel Marcou, Hennepin County Libraries; Rebecca Shlafer, Professor and researcher, U of MN. Part 1 (24:25) | Part 2 (33:40) | Part 3 (30:38) | Part 4 (22:43) | Part 5 (17:15) | Part 6 (53:11) | Part 7 (56:25)

Historical and Generational Trauma: Significance and Response
Hear about historical and generational trauma from the perspective of American Indians and African Americans and builds on Dr. Karina Walter’s presentation (see Historical Trauma, Microagressions, and Identity: A Framework for Culturally-Based Practice). Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Traumatic Stress Series training, October 18, 2012. Presented by Atum Azzahir, Executive Director — Cultural Wellness Center; BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, Ph.D., Executive Director — African American Child Wellness Institute; Jessica Gourneau, Clinical Psychologist — American Indian Family Center; and Melissa Walls, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Duluth. (1:43:00)

Historical Trauma and its Effects on American Indian and African American Children and their Families
Review the history of social policies and analyze the impact this has had on American Indian and African American families, particularly related to health issues. Presented as part of the Bridging Research and Practice in Trauma: Impact on Children, Families and Communities and Effective Interventions training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, April 24, 2012. Presented by Evelyn Campbell, MSW, Assistant Professor — Department of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth. (1:13:51)

Immigration and Refugee Trauma: What Do We Need to Know and How Do We Intervene?
Find out how child and adolescent professionals address health and education inequities and health disparities in ways that promote mental health, personal safety, and educational success for immigrant children and youth. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Traumatic Stress Series, January 17, 2013. Presented by Mary Jo Avendano, Psy.D. — Children’s Mental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Carolyn Garcia, Ph.D. — School of Nursing, University of Minnesota; and Andrea Northwood, Ph.D., L.P., Director of Client Services — Center for Victims of Torture. (2:45:21)

Homeless Children and Youth: Opening the Doors of Intervention and Policy
Gain a better understanding of the causes, as well as intervention and prevention strategies, for the growing number of homeless children and adolescents in Minnesota. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Traumatic Stress training, April 5, 2013. Presented by Beth Holger-Abrose, Homeless Youth Services Coordinator — Minnesota Department of Human Services; Mark Hudson, M.D. — Midwest Children’s Resource Center; and Emily Huemann, Supervisor — Sexual Offenses Services (SOS), Ramsey County. (2:56:51)

Trauma Happens: Introduction to the Developmental Impact of Trauma and Strategies for Intervention
Get an overview of the impact of trauma and traumatic stress and explore some intervention ideas for early care and education providers, home visitors, foster parents, early childhood special education workers, and other working with young children and families. Presented as part of the Bridging Research and Practice in Trauma: Impact on Children, Families and Communities and Effective Interventions training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, April 24, 2012. Presented by Michele Fallon, MSW, LICSW, IMH-E(IV)®, Field Associate — Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota.

Brain Development and Traumatic Experience
Hear an overview of the research that supports our understanding of children’s cognitive development, the effects of trauma and early deprivation on the brain and its development, and implications for interventions and interactions with children. Presented as part of the Bridging Research and Practice in Trauma: Impact on Children, Families and Communities and Effective Interventions training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, April 24, 2012. Presented by Kathleen M. Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor — Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.

Trauma and Children: A Model Program for Trauma-focused Care and Why It Works
Get an overview of trauma-focused care, information on one intervention model — “The Nursery Way,” and a summary of what the research tells us and where to go from here. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Traumatic Stress and Youth training, October 20, 2011. Presented by Michele Fallon, MSW, LICSW, IMH-E(IV)®, Field Associate — Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota; Molly Kenney, Family Services Director — Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery; and Kathleen M. Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor — Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota. Part 1 (1:56:24) | Part 2 (42:02) | Part 3 (34:27)

Traumatic Stress and Youth: How Do We Intervene with Our Most Difficult Teens?
Review the research on protective factors that promote teen reliance, adolescent brain development, social emotional learning, the role of lifestyle in teen stress and coping, and how to best serve American Indian adolescents and children. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Traumatic Stress and Youth training, March 29, 2012. Presented by Anne Gearity, Ph.D., LICSW, consultant and adjunct faculty — School of Social Work, University of Minnesota; Ed Frickson, Executive Director of Mental Health Services — Family Innovations, Inc.; Monica Luciana, Ph.D., Professor — Department of Psychology and Center for Neurodevelopment, University of Minnesota; Charlene Myklebust, Executive Director of Mental Health and Partnerships — Intermediate District 287; Nimi Singh, M.D., MPH, MA, Assistant Professor and Division Head — Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota; and Antony Stately, , Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Director — Mental Health, Chemical Health, and Employee Assistance, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. (3:11:57)

Relational Aggression

What Is Relational Aggression and How Is It a Problem?
Find out more about the development of childhood aggression and how it affects girls, the physiological stress responses to relational aggression, and the interplay of relational aggression and maltreated children. Research from early childhood through adolescence. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: More Than Just Mean Girls (A Series on Relational Aggression) training, November 30, 2010. Presented by Nicki R. Crick, Ph.D., Director — Institute of Child Development and Center on Relational Aggression, University of Minnesota; Dianna (Annie) Murray-Close — University of Vermont; and Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D., Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry — Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota. (3:27:57)

Does Relational Aggression and Its Correlates Vary Across Cultural Contexts?
Hear about the cross-cultural research taking place at Brigham Young University, what is known about relational aggression in family relationships, and the “unknowns” that are currently being explored on this topic. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Lessons from the Field: More Than Just Mean Girls (A Series on Relational Aggression) training, February 8, 2011. Presented by David Nelson, Ph.D. — School of Family Life, Brigham Young University; Mary Jo Avendaño, Ph.D., LICSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Consultant — Children’s Mental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Deborah Cavitt, Project Coordinator — Children’s Mental Health; and Freddie Davis-English — Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, DMC Subcommittee (Chair). (3:27:15)

How Do We Prevent or Intervene in Relational Aggression?
Explore strategies for preventing and intervening in relational aggression as well as critical considerations to consider as you implement a program targeting relational aggression. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: More Than Just Mean Girls (A Series on Relational Aggression) training, April 15, 2011. Presented by Stephen Leff, Ph.D. Associate Professor — Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Cammy Lehr, Ph.D. — Minnesota Department of Education; Paula Hemer, Ph.D., Lead School Psychologist — Stillwater Area Public School; Julie Hertzog, Director — National Bullying Prevention Center, PACER Center; and Nicki R. Crick, Ph.D., Director — Institute of Child Development and Center on Relational Aggression, University of Minnesota. (3:33:24)

Race, Culture and Children's Mental Health

Historical Trauma, Microaggressions, and Identity: A Framework for Culturally-based Practice
Hear about the cross-cultural research taking place at Brigham Young University, what is known about relational aggression in family relationships, and the “unknowns” that are currently being explored on this topic. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Race, Culture, and Children’s Mental Health training, December 4, 2009. Presented by Karina Walters, Ph.D. — Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington; Jessica Gourneau, Ph.D. — Healing Generations Program, American Indian Family Center; and John Red Horse, Ph.D., Professor — American Indian Studies and Social Work, University of Minnesota — Duluth. (3:03:21)

Intersections of Culture and Children’s Mental Health in Working with Immigrant and Refugee Families
Gain a better understanding of the different areas of life where culture intersects with children’s mental health; strategies for clinicians when culture affects people’s understanding of “illness;” and insight for how to move from cultural adaptation to community-based evidence. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Race, Culture and Children’s Mental Health training, February 17, 2010. Presented by Michael Goh, Ph.D. — Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota; Mary Jo Avendaño, Psy.D. — Children’s Mental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Daud Hussein — Somali Family and Youth Services; David McGraw Schuchman, MSW, LISCW — Immigrant and Refugee Behavioral Health, Volunteers of America; Kathryn McGraw Schuchman, MA, LP — Fraser Child and Family Center; and Youa Yang, MSW, LISCW — Wilder Southeast Asian Services. (3:03:20)

Promoting Child Well-being and Early Intervention Within a Cultural Context
Explore the experiences of young children at risk — particularly African American children; review the benefits of early intervention programs, and gain a better understanding of the cultural perspectives for these types of programs. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Race, Culture and Children’s Mental Health training, March 18, 2010. Presented by Brenda Jones Harden — University of Maryland; William Allen, Ph.D., Clinician — Private Practice; Lynn Lewis, Human Services Area Manager — Hennepin County; and Catherine Wright, M.S., Childhood Mental Health Program Coordinator — Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children’s Mental Health Division.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis, Assessment and Best Practices
Examine the complexities of identifying individuals with ASD and best practices, including a review of commonly used assessment tools, levels of training and expertise needed, and culturally sensitive assessment practices. Presented as part of the Bringing Research to Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Diagnosis and Assessment, Interventions, and Levels of Evidence training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, May 3, 2011. Presented by 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
Review common therapies and classify them in terms of levels of scientific evidence. Hear some of the challenges in conducting research on treatment of ASD. Presented as part of the Bringing Research to Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Diagnosis and Assessment, Interventions, and Levels of Evidence training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, May 3, 2011. Presented by Amy Esler, Ph.D., LP, Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics— Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, University of Minnesota. (2:48:33)

Establish Early Communicative Skills: Augmentative Communication Practices with Learners Experiencing ASD
Explore the growing instructional technology for social and communication skill intervention. Presented as part of the Bringing Research to Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Diagnosis and Assessment, Interventions, and Levels of Evidence training, a Children’s Mental Health Research to Practice Series, May 3, 2011. Presented by 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.

Foundations of Autism
Get an overview of autism, including a definition, history, causes, and the current state of research on this topic. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Autism Spectrum Disorders training, November 21, 2008. Presented by Scott Selleck, M.D., Ph.D., Professor — Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, and Director of the Developmental Biology Center, University of Minnesota; and Michel Reiff, M.D. — University of Minnesota.

Early Identification and Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Explore different approaches for early identification and intervention and ways to ensure needed ASD services collaborate together. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Autism Spectrum Disorders training, February 12, 2009. Presented by Wendy Stone, Ph.D., Professor and Director — Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Vanderbilt University; Mary Hunt — Minnesota School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team, Minnesota Department of Education; and Pat Pulice — Fraser. (2:48:33)

Multidisciplinary Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Explore research being done on Fragile X Syndrome and the connections to Autism Spectrum Disorders, different interventions currently being used, and the challenges for correctly identifying these disorders. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Autism Spectrum Disorders training, April 14, 2009. Presented by Randi Hagerman, M.D., Medical Director — Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute, University of California — Davis School of Medicine; and Allison Golnik, M.D., MPH — Department of Pediatrics, Division of Academic General Pediatrics, University of Minnesota. (3:05:38)

Integrative Medicine
Gain a understanding of how a paradigm shift toward a more integrative medicine approach could better treat those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and alternative, and complimentary, therapies that are being explored. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Autism Spectrum Disorders training, May 13, 2009. Presented by Lawrence Rosen, M.D., Chief of Pediatric Integrative Medicine — Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center.

Attachment

Impact of Trauma on the Developing Child
Review the trauma research and the impact that it has on children’s development and family relationships, as well as tips for identifying and treating children exposed to trauma. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Issues that Impact Attachment training, February 13, 2008. Presented by Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D., L.P., Assistant Professor — Department of Family Social Science and the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota; and David Hong, Psy.D., L.P. — Washburn Center for Children. (01:10:38)

Impact of Family Violence
Gain a better understanding about how to assess trauma in children, the effects of family violence, and possible approaches healing. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Issues that Impact Attachment training, February 13, 2008. Presented by Oliver Williams, Ph.D. — Professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, and Executive Director — Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community; and Brownell Mack. (1:40)

What is Attachment Theory...Really?
Establish a detailed foundation for understanding parent-child attachment and its importance to individual and family development. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Attachment Series training, October 28, 2006. Presented by Martha Erickson, Ph. D., Director — Irving B. Harris Training Programs, Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota. (01:10:38)

Inter-Relationship Between Attachment and Other Mental Health Concerns
Hear about the relationship that exists between attachment and other mental health issues in children, how attachment is a reflection of multiple factors, and how children’s existing mental health may in turn affect their attachment. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Attachment Series training, March 29, 2007. Presented by L. Read Sulik, M.D., FAAP, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry — St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health Services; and Edward H. Taylor, Ph.D., LICSW — School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. (03:08:16)

Attachment: Intervention/Treatment Models
Review the critical elements of intervention and repair in attachment work, including description of the multiple tools of attachment therapy and promising practices from representative residential, day treatment, family focused and in-home models of intervention. Presented as part of the Lessons from the Field: Attachment Series training, April 25, 2007. Presented by Anne Gearity, Ph.D., LICSW — consultant and adjunct faculty — School of Social Work, University of Minnesota; Denise B. Lacher, M.A., L.P., Therapist — Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota; Krista Nelson, LISCSW, LMFT Project Coordinator — Wilder Center for Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder; Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW — Therapeutic Services Agency; and Tom Steinmetz. (03:06:08)

Wonder Years

Wonder Years: Overview
Take a look at what the Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota is all about. Find out more. (1:26)

Wonder Years: Mountain Task
See how children think about and see the world differently than adults. This task is part of the Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. (1:45)

Wonder Years: Brain Pruning
See how the child's brain rapidly develops in the first five years of life. These activities are part of the Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. (2:00)

Wonder Years: Baby Goggles
See what the first few months of life must be like by looking through the eyes of an infant. This task is part of the Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. (1:25)

Wonder Years: Keep Talking
Learn about the benefits of talking with kids. These activities are part of the Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. (1:25)

Wonder Years: Kitchen
See how young children build strong relationships through play. This task is part of the Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. (1:08)

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