State of CAMFT
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm (No CEs offered)
Join CAMFT Executive Director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members. This update will precede the following speaker.
More Than Their Trauma: Moving Beyond the ACEs Study to Support Student Healing & Learning in School Settings
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm (1 CE)
With the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study now more widely recognized than at any point since its publication, many practitioners, systems, and institutions are using the ACEs checklist to inform youth services and programs. While the ACEs Study provides useful epidemiological information about the health risks associated with childhood adversity, we must be careful to avoid further pathologizing young people who are often deeply misunderstood and marginalized.
This presentation explores asset-driven ways of thinking about youth who experience adversity, acknowledging the harm it causes, while uplifting the potential for healing that resides in young people, their families, and their communities.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the role of relational health in supporting the needs of children who experience adversity and trauma
- Apply "healing-centered engagement" as an asset-driven reframing of trauma-informed care
- Identify historically and culturally grounded practices as an essential element of trauma-informed care
- Name at least 2 strategies for promoting young people’s relational health