The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies will present the webinar “Responding to Trauma: Intervening Early with Children and Families” next month, presented by Dr. Steven Marans, MSW, PhD, Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry, at the Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.
From the ISTSS website:
“This webinar will describe the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), an evidence-based early intervention for children ages 7-18 years of age that was developed at the Yale Child Study Center for implementation in the days/weeks following a potentially traumatic event. A family strengthening model, CFTSI has been proven to be effective in reducing early post-traumatic stress symptoms; decreasing the likelihood of traumatized children developing long-term post-traumatic psychiatric disorders; and identifying children who need longer-term mental health care. The webinar will describe: the phenomena of trauma and trauma symptoms (including initial responses and longer-term consequences); the CFTSI model, an innovative, brief early intervention which helps to prevent PTSD; the CFTSI model’s implementation in real-life settings where traumatized children are served.”
Registration fees for the webinar vary from $30 – $85, and include a discount for ISTSS members and options for purchase of a recording of the session and issuance of Continuing Education credits.
Dr. Marans, a child and adult psychoanalyst, is co-developer of the CFTSI model. He is also director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center. He recently served on the US Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.
Additional information and online registration are available here.