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  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 01/11/2023 at 11:00 AM (EST)

    The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (26 + randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices.

    **This training has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email leadershipconference@nca-online.org. We will offer this training again in March**

    This live training will take place on January 11-13, 2023, from 11:00am-4:30pm ET. The training will be with Dr. Amy Hoch. This training will provide 13.5 CE Credits. 

    There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count towards the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to by check, you must email leadershipconference@nca-online.org to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by December 12, 2022. 

    If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email leadershipconference@nca-online.org and we will add you to the waiting list. 

    Anyone participating in this training will be invited to participate for free a bonus training in Telehealth Delivery of TF-CBT on February 15-16 from 1-4pm ET with 5 optional consultation calls. 


    The cost for the training is $450 and includes 14 consultation calls plus bonus Telehealth TF-CBT Training. You can not use NCA grant funds for this training. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. If you are paying by check, please mail ASAP to ensure your spot. 

    To pay by check, select "check" under payment method during check out. After checking out, please save your invoice or email confirmation. 

    Mail your check and invoice, payable to National Children's Alliance, to:

    National Children's Alliance P.O. Box 71477 Washington, DC 20024 

    Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

    Refunds for this training will not be provided. Please email leadershipconference@nca-online.org with any questions. 



    Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb

    Trauma and abuse are widespread and often extremely deleterious in its psychological impact. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information on empirically validated interventions designed to help children and adolescents who have suffered traumatic experiences, including child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and domestic violence. The presenter will briefly present the findings of a series of randomized trials documenting the efficacy of the treatment approach to be presented, as well as applications with different cultural groups. The development of therapeutic collaborative relationships with both the child and the nonoffending parent(s) will be emphasized, along with the establishment of structure and goals for treatment. The cognitive behavioral interventions for children, adolescents and nonoffending parents to be presented include coping skills training, gradual exposure and processing exercises, educational work, personal safety skills training and exercises to enhance parent child communication.

    Objectives:

    1. Identify three conditions that TFCBT addresses with significant success.
    2. Describe at least 2 studies that have applied TFCBT in a culturally sensitive manner.
    3. Name 3 standardized measures used to assess treatment outcome with TFCBT.
    4. Describe 3 examples of gradual exposure.
    5. Identify 3 methods of cognitive processing used in TFCBT.
    6. Describe 2 contraindications for sharing the trauma narrative with caregivers.

    Who should attend: Psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals treating children who have suffered abuse and maltreatment.

    Upon completion of the virtual training, participants will have met a portion of the requirements for formal certification in TF-CBT (obtained through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program). The Virtual Training will count towards the formal certification in TF-CBT. However, a few guidelines must be met as established by the developers. Training participants are required to have a web camera (i.e., on a laptop computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT 3-day training via web-platform. 

    Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and should be submitted to the trainer 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  

    TF-CBTWeb

    The training will be offered over a 3-day period: 

    Wednesday, January 11, 11:00 am-4:30 pm EST  

    Thursday, January 12, 11:00 am-4:30 pm EST  

    Friday, January 13, 11:00 am-4:30 pm EST 

    To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email membership@nca-online.org if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH22 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

     ** As a reminder, if you are paying by check, your training registration is incomplete, and your spot will not be reserved, until your check is received and is manually approved by our staff. Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

    If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Rachael at leadershipconference@nca-online.org

    Amy Hoch

    TF-CBT Master Trainer

    Rowan University

    Amy Hoch, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New Jersey and New York. She is the Associate Director of Rowan University’s Wellness Center where she primarily works with young adults who have experienced trauma and engage in risky behavior, including self-injury, suicide attempts, substance abuse, eating disordered behavior and risky sex. She is the Co-Chair for the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee on campus and sat on the Sexual Violence Task Force for the American College Health Association. For the previous 13 years, she worked as a staff psychologist at the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute at Rowan’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. She is a certified trainer in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and provides supervision, consultation and training on trauma treatment. Dr. Hoch is also trained in EMDR and DBT and provides one-day trainings in RODBT.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    Join FBI Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewers Martha Finnegan, LCSW and Rachel Murdock, LCPC on 12/8/22 from 12pm-4pm ET for a training on presenting evidence in the forensic interview.

    Join FBI Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewers Martha Finnegan, LCSW and Rachel Murdock, LCPC on 12/8/22 from 12pm-4pm ET for a training on presenting evidence in the forensic interview.

    Technology has impacted how children and adolescents are victimized. Research tells us that the use of technology during victimization can decrease the likelihood of victim disclosure. Reluctant children may need more cues, which may mean utilizing evidence in the forensic interview. This training will provide foundational information and address advanced topics in presenting evidence in the forensic interview, with a focus on equipping CACs to provide forensic interviews in FBI cases.

    In the first half of this training, participants will participants will learn foundational information on how evidence may be used in a forensic interview, how to present evidence, and gain an understanding of the dynamics of victims of abusive images.

    The second half will delve deeper into the components introduced in the first session, addressing advanced topics including highlighting the types of evidence and use of evidence in more complex cases. Participants will be introduced to various types of evidence such as audio clips, subject statements, text messages, and more. Participants will also learn the importance of the pre-interview MDT discussion regarding case and evidence availability and how to utilize evidence in more complex cases such as kidnappings and surreptitious recordings while attending to the needs of the victim.

    Participants in the live training will have the opportunity to join the discussion and ask questions. The webinar will be recorded and available to view NCA Engage. 

    Martha Finnegan

    Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer

    FBI Victim Services Division

    Martha J. Finnegan is a Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer (CAFI) for the FBI’s Victim Services Division.  As a CAFI, Ms. Finnegan conducts victim interviews and/or helps agents locate qualified interviewers in their area.  Types of violations where Ms. Finnegan’s interviewing skills are utilized include, but are not limited to, cyber exploitation, human trafficking, abduction, and mass casualty events/terrorism cases. Ms. Finnegan is also available to provide expert testimony, technical assistance and training to FBI personnel, U.S. Attorneys, and other federal, state local, and international agencies in the areas of forensic interviewing of victims of abuse and exploitation.

    Before coming to the FBI, Ms. Finnegan worked at Children’s Hospital Center for Child Protection in San Diego, CA and at APRI’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse.

    Ms. Finnegan has published an article entitled Creating and Administering a Kids Court Program and is co-author of an article entitled The Use of Anatomical Diagrams in Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Interviews. She also authored a guide for FBI agents entitled Investigative Interviews of Adolescent Victims and co-authored an article entitled Interviewing Compliant Adolescent Victims. Ms. Finnegan also co-authored an article on presenting evidence in forensic interviews entitled A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Incorporating Child Pornography Images in the Forensic Interview.

    Rachel Murdock

    Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer

    FBI, Victim Services Division

    Rachel N. Murdock joined the FBI as a Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer in November 2012 and is currently a Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer for the Child Victim Services Unit, Victim Services Division.  As part of her job duties, Rachel is able to provide forensic interviews, expert testimony, case assistance, and training to FBI personnel, United States Attorneys, and other federal, state and local agencies.  Additionally, Rachel provides supervision, training, and administrative support to the CAFIs in the central United States.

    Rachel is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri and a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Kansas with specialized training in delivering Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2004 and Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2006, both from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.  She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Missouri State University, where she has taught for the last eighteen years.  Rachel has published multiple articles and textbook chapters on forensic interviewing and forensic psychology.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/01/2022

    Decision Guide for Multidisciplinary Teams on Addressing Problematic Sexual Behaviors

    Live Webinar on November 29th from 12:30- 2:00pm ET

    During the webinar, we will

    Examine the overall issue of Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) with children across the age spectrum

    Present the MDT Decision Flow Chart to assist MDTs in navigating cases involving PSB

    Address the role that MDTs play in adopting systemic policies and procedures to work with PSB

    Discuss the resources that MDTs and individual disciplines need to serve children with PSB 


    PRESENTERS: 

    Geoff Sidoli, LCSW, Executive Director, Mountain Child Advocacy Center and Co-Chair of the Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Collaborative Workgroup

    Jerri Sites, Consultant, Child Protection Concepts, LLC, Member of the Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Collaborative Workgroup

    Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW

    Executive Director

    Mountain Child Advocacy Center

    Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW, is the current Executive Director of the Mountain Child Advocacy Center in Asheville, NC where he supervises a clinical department that assesses and treats trauma and problematic sexual behavior in children with an evidence supported curriculum that he has developed. He is also  the Co-Chair of the Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Collaborative Workgroup. Geoff has an broad history of work with sexual violence for over 30 years including the assessment and treatment of individuals that have caused sexual harm. He speaks regionally and nationally on the topic of sexual trauma treatment and prevention. He serves on several state and national boards that focus on assessment, intervention and prevention of sexual harm and trauma

    Jerri Sites

    Consultant

    Child Protection Concepts, LLC

    Jerri Sites, MA, is a training consultant with 28 years of experience working in the field of child abuse investigations. She has conducted over 2100 Forensic Interviews and has testified numerous times as an expert witness.  Jerri co-authored “The Child Abuse Investigative Field Guide” published in 2015 and as a former Regional Training Specialist for the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center authored “Research to Practice” publications.  She specializes in “MDT Response” presentations on specific topics to include: Recantation, Children with Problem Sexual Behaviors, Identifying Corroborative Evidence in the Forensic Interview, Conducting Minimal Facts Interviews, and the Trauma-Informed MDT. Jerri is also a member of the Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Collaborative Workgroup.

  • Contains 27 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/02/2022

    This webinar series will review NCA’s 10 required and 3 optional standards for Accreditation, which go into effect on January 1st, 2023. Each webinar will review the individual essential components for each standard, and provide practical ways for CACs to meet the requirements

     

    Alyson McKenzie

    Director of Accreditation

    National Children's Alliance

    Alyson MacKenzie is the Director of Accreditation at National Children’s Alliance, and manages the accreditation process for Child Advocacy Centers throughout the country. Previously Alyson was the Senior Program Associate of Accreditation at NCA as well as Program Associate at NCA, managing grants and membership for the Southern Region of the United States. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Human Service Management from Boston University. Ms. MacKenzie has years of experience providing training and technical assistance to Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country.

    Alyssa Todd

    Accreditation Coordinator

    National Children's Alliance

    Alyssa Todd worked as an Investigative Social Worker for Vermont CPS for almost five years, then moved to Philadelphia for grad school, where she continued to work with youth in foster care. She moved back to Vermont and became the Director and Forensic Interviewer of a small Associate Member center in Brattleboro, VT in 2012. In 2016 the Center became fully Accredited with NCA under Ms. Todd's leadership. During her time working at a CAC, her interests were mostly focused on Forensic Interviewing and Vicarious Trauma.

    Michelle Miller, Ph.D., LCSW

    Director of Mental Health Programs

    National Children’s Alliance

    Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, LCPC, has over 25 years’ experience working in the child welfare field and 18 years’ experience providing mental health care and clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, in addition to training and implementation of evidence-based practices and treatments. Michelle co-founded the Butte Child Evaluation Center, Montana’s first accredited CAC, in 1998, where she served as director, forensic interviewer, and MDT coordinator until 2013. Michelle was also instrumental in founding the Montana State Chapter organization of NCA, which she chaired from 2008-2011, and continued to serve as a board member until 2016. Michelle has served on numerous local, state, and national task forces and committees. In her private practice, Michelle specialized in providing CFTSI and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Michelle has been working on Mental Health Initiatives at NCA since 2016.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recruiting, Hiring, Supervising, and Retaining Remote Therapists for Rural Children’s Advocacy Centers

    Live Training on September 27th at 2pm EDT

    Learning Objectives: 

    Strategies to recruit qualified professionals from afar (who will work remotely),

    Tips for interviewing and selecting a candidate you may never have met in person,

    Remote onboarding,

    Issues in supervision, and

    Strategies for retaining the remote employee including helping them manage secondary traumatic stress.  


    Amelia Siders

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist

    Amelia Siders, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked to support children’s advocacy centers for over 12 years. She gained experience providing direct service as well as being a clinical supervisor and program director at a children’s advocacy center in Traverse City, Michigan. Following her time at the CAC, she had the opportunity to serve as the clinical director at the state chapter level for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan. Her role at the chapter included providing resources, training, and supports for clinicians and advocates who served CACs throughout the state. She has been trained in several evidenced-based trauma informed treatment practices including Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She has provided consultation in the areas of trauma-informed assessment and substance use treatment as well as served as an expert witness related to trauma and sexual abuse. 

    Lisa Conradi

    Lisa Conradi, Psy.D. is the Executive Director at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. In this role, she provides overall leadership support to the Chadwick Center, a children’s advocacy center and one of the largest trauma treatment centers in the nation. She has multiple years of experience in the field of child trauma and in supporting service systems in their efforts to become more trauma-informed. She has authored and co-authored a variety of publications on trauma screening and assessment practices, creating trauma-informed systems and presented nationally on innovative practices designed to improve the service delivery system for children who have experienced trauma. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has received training from the developers on multiple evidence-based trauma-focused treatment practices, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma and a co-author of the upcoming book, Trauma-Informed Assessment with Children and Adolescents: Strategies to Support Clinicians.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    How to apply for the 2023 NSP Chapters Awards

    September 21, 2022 at 3pm ET. How to apply for the 2023 NSP Chapters Awards

    Irina

    Hein

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    How to apply for the 2023 Military Awards

    How to apply for the 2023 Military Awards 

    Irina Hein

    Director of Grants Management

    National Children's Alliance

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/09/2022

    How to apply for the 2023 DTVF Awards

    How to apply for the 2023 DTVF Awards

    Irina Hein

    Director of Grants Management

    National Children's Alliance

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    How to apply for the 2023 NSP CAC Awards

    How to apply for the 2023 NSP CAC Awards 

    Irina Hein

    Director of Grants Management

    National Children's Alliance

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Approximately 25% of cases handled by CACs involve youth-initiated sexual behaviors. CACs are a significant source of comprehensive services following child maltreatment and are optimal for addressing needs related to problematic sexual behavior (PSB) of youth due to their multidisciplinary team approach and reliance on community level evidence-based treatments. To learn more, the NCA's PSB Collaborative Workgroup examined CAC communities' perceptions of children and adolescents with PSB to better understand and address the training and service needs of CACs across the country. Results indicate CAC community professionals hold several misperceptions about youth with PSB, which could impact the implementation of best-practice guidelines as well as reduce access to needed services for families. Efforts to dispel myths through training, resource utilization, and policy development will be discussed.

    This training is live on September 26, 2022 at 12pm ET. 

    The facilitators for this training are Kate Theimer, Jane Silovsky, and Erin Taylor. 

    Approximately 25% of cases handled by CACs involve youth-initiated sexual behaviors. CACs are a significant source of comprehensive services following child maltreatment and are optimal for addressing needs related to problematic sexual behavior (PSB) of youth due to their multidisciplinary team approach and reliance on community level evidence-based treatments. To learn more, the NCA's PSB Collaborative Workgroup examined CAC communities' perceptions of children and adolescents with PSB to better understand and address the training and service needs of CACs across the country. Results indicate CAC community professionals hold several misperceptions about youth with PSB, which could impact the implementation of best-practice guidelines as well as reduce access to needed services for families. Efforts to dispel myths through training, resource utilization, and policy development will be discussed.

     
     Learning Objective: 

    1. Review study's results highlighting the common misperceptions of youth with PSB held by CAC communities

    2. Combat common myths by sharing information on evidence-based practices for youth with PSB

    3. Discuss how to dispel myths about youth with PSB in local communities
     


    Erin Taylor, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Jane Silovsky, PhD

    Director, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and Professor

    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Katie Theimer, PhD

    Clinical Psychology Fellow

    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center