HOUSTON (August 4, 2015) – DePelchin Children’s Center announced it will be hosting its second annual two-day conference focused on trauma-informed care, offering CE/PD hours for social workers, psychologists, LPCs, LMFTs and teachers. Presented as part of DePelchin’s Maconda Brown O’Connor Training Institute, the conference, held on September 17th and 18th at the The Westin Houston-Memorial City, will provide expert guidance and education on the effects of trauma as well as evidence-based practices in recognizing and treating trauma. Attendees will also hear from keynote speaker Melissa Brymer, Ph.D., Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs at UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, on "Responding Acutely to Children Exposed to Trauma."

“DePelchin is honored to host this annual conference on trauma-informed care, knowing the importance of this model to our clinicians and the children and families they serve,” said Jenifer Jarriel, DePelchin president and CEO. “The caliber of presenters at this conference as well as the keynote speaker reflects to the importance of trauma-informed care to individuals working with children and families.”  

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.

To register for the conference or for more information visit: www.depelchin.org/traumaconference

About DePelchin Children's Center:
DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. DePelchin is a not-for-profit organization and gratefully receives its support from individuals, foundations and corporations; government grants and fees; and United Way agencies.  Visit www.depelchin.org to learn more.


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