Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(check-in: 8:00 - 8:30am)
Registration Fee: $175
(Includes gourmet lunch)
Continuing Education Credits:
Attorneys, clinicians, educators, guardians ad litem, judges, school counselors, and interested professionals in the community.
162 Main Street, Freeport, ME
From I-295 North or South, take exit 22. If coming from North, take right off exit. If coming from South, take left off exit. Follow 1/2 mile to stop light; the Harraseeket Inn will be directly in front of you.
FREE Parking around the back of Inn.
Understanding Childhood Trauma & Its Impact
Rebecca Hoffmann Frances, LMFT
Director of Clinical Innovation
at Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Ms. Hoffman-Frances is the Director of Clinical Innovation at Maine Behavioral Healthcare in Portland, Maine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. In her position she manages two large federally funded projects that focus on providing care and treatment for children and families that have been exposed to violence and other types of trauma.
One of these projects is part of the Department of Justice Defending Childhood Initiative, and one of only eight sites funded nationally. This project focuses on prevention of childhood exposure to violence as well as implementation of evidence-based treatment for children under five.
The other project, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a statewide effort in Maine to raise the level of awareness of the effects of violence and trauma on children and implement the evidence-based trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) in every county in the state.
Arabella Perez, LCSW
University of New England, Clinical Faculty
Arabella Perez is clinical faculty at the University of New England’s School of Social Work and the Coordinator of the Trauma-Informed Certificate program for UNE’s Westbrook College of Health Professions. She is also the project director of a Gorman funded initiative to bring together initiatives in Maine that focus on training, education, and policy advocacy on trauma and resiliency: Maine’s Trauma Informed Network.
Ms. Perez is the former founding Executive Director of THRIVE, an independent nonprofit graduated system of care in Maine, providing training and technical assistance to providers, organizations and communities seeking to become trauma-informed in order to better serve the needs of family and youth who are experiencing challenges with behavioral, emotional, and mental health issues. She directed three Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services grants that focused on children’s mental health in partnership with Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services child protective agency and Maine’s Department of Correction’s Juvenile Division. This collaboration resulted in the creation and publication of a trauma-informed agency assessment and organizational guide to implementation.