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  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM US CT
    Taking on Trauma: How to Practice With Meaning, (Maybe Screening), and Useful Intervening

    Workshop Leader: Heather Forkey, MD – University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Workshop Co-Leader: Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD – UCLA

    Despite the growing understanding that caring for children who have experienced trauma is the fundamental role of the pediatric provider, until now, there have been few practical programs for HOW to do this beyond calls for screening. This program provides a practical approach to the patient who has experienced trauma with office- and hospital-based appropriate (and immediate) responses, tools and techniques. Join us to improve your recognition of the symptoms of stress, and how to promote resilience in your patients. Providing timely trauma treatment, immediate stress support and concise clinical consultation within the constraints of the clock and costs will be the focus of this workshop. We will cover how to recognize and promote resilience skills in children and families, review the most common symptoms of trauma and how to identify them, and apply brief, office-based techniques to help children and families recover. Specific skills include: engagement, matching affect, use of body language and vocal tone, recognizing attachment types, ways to identify symptoms of trauma and how to raise and respond to trauma concerns. With case presentation, video examples and brief techniques to practice, participants will leave with experience utilizing these skills. Participants will also leave with ways to talk with children, teens and families about trauma, specific guidance for a variety of trauma situations, and understanding of when and how to access further evidence based mental health services for these patients.

    Mental Health

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Community Pediatrics

    Children with Chronic Conditions

    School and Community Health

    Immigrant Health

    Health Equity/Social Determinants of Health

    General Pediatrics

    Child Abuse & Neglect

    Advocacy Pathway

    Adolescent Medicine