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2015 DePelchin Trauma-Informed Care Conference Transforming the Lives of Families

September 17th – 18th, 2015

Special Pre-conference event September 16th

This two day conference will bring together more than 350 professionals from across the nation that work with children and families including mental health providers, social workers, school personnel, and medical/nursing professionals. The conference will provide expert guidance and education on the effects of trauma as well as evidence-based practices in recognizing and treating trauma.

This conference is intended for professionals experienced in using evidence-based practices in recognizing and treating trauma. Areas of focus for the conference include working with youth who identify as LGBTQ, youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and unaccompanied minors. The conference will include multiple offerings that satisfy the ethics and diversity requirements for licensing boards.


"Responding Acutely to Children Exposed to Trauma"

Melissa Brymer, Ph.D., Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs at UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress


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$225 Early Bird (Individual)
$275 after August 26th
$150 One day rate
$100 Student rate
$205 Group Early Bird (5 or more)

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The Westin Houston, Memorial City

945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024

Parking is FREE at the hotel

A limited number of rooms are available at the discounted rate of $125/night until August 26th. To reserve a room at the discounted rate, click here or call (281) 501-4300 and reference the DePelchin Trauma Conference.


"Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A)"

Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D., co-developer of ITCT-A and Clinical Associate Professor for the Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC).

Click here for more information about the pre-conference and to register.

Continuing Education

CEUs will be provided for social workers, LPCs, LMFTs, and teachers (TEA). Professional development (PD) hours will be provided for psychologists.


Please contact Jessica Demasi at jdemasi@depelchin.org or 713.802.7706 with any questions, or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and/or hosting a vendor booth.


The Trauma-Informed Care Conference is provided by the Maconda Brown O'Connor Training Institute at DePelchin Children's Center, made possible through generous support of The Brown Foundation, in collaboration with the National Child Trauamtic Stress Network.