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Trauma-Informed Care 2017: A National Conference For Helping Professionals

September 29, 2017

The conference is sold out. Onsite Registration will not be available. How To’s. Best Practices. Wellness Strategies. Download a copy of the registration mailer! Join nationally recognized experts in the…

Project Fatherhood SM 5-Day Training on Men in Relationships Group (MIRG SM) Model

September 18, 2017—September 22, 2017

Research has shown that father presence reduces many negative outcomes for at risk children. At Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) we sought to address the problem of father absence by developing a comprehensive fatherhood program. This program has been validated by…

TRAUMA‐FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (TFCBT) — Full Protocol Training

September 18, 2017—September 19, 2017

Download a copy of the workshop flyer This is the full TFCBT PEI protocol, which therapists need to complete before they can bill PEI for therapeutic services. About the Event Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior…

Project Fatherhood SM 5-Day Training on Men in Relationships Group (MIRG SM) Model

July 31, 2017—August 4, 2017

Research has shown that father presence reduces many negative outcomes for at risk children. At Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) we sought to address the problem of father absence by developing a comprehensive fatherhood program. This program has been validated by…

Incredible Years (IY) Parent & Child Consultation Training

July 20, 2017

Download this training’s flyer Parent and Child Consultation Training: Group leaders will work with Peter Loft to receive consultation on their parent or child groups (half of the day will be devoted to each program). Group…

IY Small Group Dinosaur Child Group Leader “Dina Dinosaur” Training

July 17, 2017—July 19, 2017

Download this training’s flyer About the Event DINOSAUR CHILD EMOTION, SOCIAL SKILLS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING TRAINING FOR CHILDREN This 3-day workshop will present in depth the child training program designed by Dr. Webster-Stratton to promote children’s…

CII's ASQ-SE-2 Training

June 22, 2017

From very early in life, children begin to learn to regulate their emotional states, create relationships with caregivers, and explore the world. These social and emotional skills are critical to all other learning. Recognizing and responding to concerns about social…

Register Now! Child Parent Psychotherapy, Cohort XI Booster 2

June 19, 2017—June 20, 2017

Download a copy of the workshop flyer About the Event: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based treatment model for children birth to five who have experienced traumatic events and/or experiencing attachment and behavioral problems. Treatment focuses…

REGISTER NOW! 10th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 16, 2017

It’s Time for Some REAL TALK! CII and Project Fatherhood SM are pleased to announce that as a follow-up to our 2016 Fatherhood Summit, our 10th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference will be themed: …

Building the Reflective Lens: A Supervision Workshop Series

May 30, 2017—June 9, 2017

Download a copy of the workshop flyer This series of three reflective supervision workshops will be for practitioners trained in the Child Parent Psychotherapy Model (CPP) or any clinician looking to build skills in reflective supervision practice…

CII's ASQ-SE-2 Training

May 25, 2017

From very early in life, children begin to learn to regulate their emotional states, create relationships with caregivers, and explore the world. These social and emotional skills are critical to all other learning. Recognizing and responding to concerns about social…

Law & Ethics

April 7, 2017

Dilemmas in Clinical Work with Adolescents and Children: A Practical Workshop on Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Factors Download a copy of the workshop flyer About the Event: What Exactly is “Malpractice”? Defining…

TRAUMA‐FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY Training Cohort: 6 Month Booster

April 3, 2017

Download a copy of the workshop flyer Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events. It was developed by…

Project Fatherhood SM 5-Day Training on Men in Relationships Group (MIRG SM) Model

March 13, 2017—March 17, 2017

Research has shown that father presence reduces many negative outcomes for at risk children. At Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) we sought to address the problem of father absence by developing a comprehensive fatherhood program. This program has been validated by…

Child Parent Psychotherapy, Booster I Cohort XI

January 18, 2017—January 19, 2017

Download a copy of the workshop flyer About the Event: Child‐Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence‐based treatment model for children birth to five who have experienced traumatic events and/or experiencing attachment and behavioral problems. Treatment focuses…

Child Parent Psychotherapy, Booster II Cohort X

November 3, 2016—November 4, 2016

Download this training’s flyer About the Event: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based treatment model for children birth to five who have experienced traumatic events and/or experiencing attachment and behavioral problems. Treatment focuses on strengthening the…

TRAUMA‐FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY Training Cohort

October 3, 2016—October 4, 2016

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events. It was developed by integrating cognitive and behavioral interventions with traditional child abuse therapies…

Trauma-Informed Care: A National Conference For Helping Professionals

September 23, 2016

Our 6th Annual Trauma-Informed Care Conference featured insights, research, best practices as well as strategies to reduce the risk of secondary traumatic stress and increase resilience for helping professionals and their organizations. Through the conference, CII and…

Beyond Kale and Pedicures: What Works to Manage Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma?

September 22, 2016

We now have over 20 years of research on Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue. This presentation will review what’s new and what works to reduce the cost of caring. Learning Objectives: * Review of most…

ASQ‐3 Training

September 8, 2016

The ASQ‐3 training is designed to meet two major goals: 1) preparing participants to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire as a developmental screening tool; and 2) preparing participants to use the ASQ as an…

ASQ‐SE Training

August 22, 2016

From very early in life, children begin to learn to regulate their emotional states, create relationships with caregivers, and explore the world. These social and emotional skills are critical to all other learning. Recognizing and responding to concerns about…

CII & Nathanson Family Resilience Center Present: 4th Annual Working with Military-Connected Families Conference

August 5, 2016

Engaging Service Members, Caregivers, and Veterans to Build Resilience and Mitigate Risk in Military Connected Children and Families MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! Why You Should Attend Military-connected children and families (Active Duty,…

Child Parent Psychotherapy, Cohort XI—Full Protocol

June 28, 2016—June 30, 2016

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse or exposure to domestic violence),…

9th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 17, 2016

SPONSORED BY PSLA FIRST 5 LA and Good+ Foundation Watch Celebrating 20 Years of Project Fatherhood! More than 500 child welfare professionals, nationally recognized experts, community activists and fathers attended CII’s…

Child Parent Psychotherapy, Booster I Cohort X

May 17, 2016—May 18, 2016

Download this training’s flyer About the Event: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based treatment model for children birth to five who have experienced traumatic events and/or experiencing attachment and behavioral problems. Treatment focuses on strengthening the…

Child Parent Psychotherapy, Booster II Cohort IX

April 28, 2016—April 29, 2016

Presented by Maricella Mendez-Sherwin, Ph.D. About the Event: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based treatment model for children birth to five who have experienced traumatic events and/or experiencing attachment and behavioral problems. Treatment focuses on strengthening…

Project ABC Presents: Infant Massage Certification Training

April 19, 2016—April 22, 2016

Featured Presenter: Michael Curtis This comprehensive 4-day course prepares participants to guide parents and caregivers to learn to use massage with their infants and children. Infant massage supports parents’ sensitivity to their baby’s cues, encourages parent-baby interactions,…

Incredible Years (IY) Dinosaur Child Program Consultation Day

April 1, 2016

Presented by the Incredible Years Programs’ Peter S Loft, Jr. M.S.W. Download this training’s flyer About the Event: A consultation workshop is a chance for Dina group leaders to meet together with other…

Incredible Years (IY) Dinosaur Child Program Consultation Day

March 31, 2016

Presented by the Incredible Years Programs’ Peter S Loft, Jr. M.S.W. Download this training’s flyer About the Event: A consultation workshop is a chance for Dina group leaders to meet together with other…

ASQ Training

March 31, 2016

About the Event: ASQ: Screening for developmental delays is a critical component of a home visitation program. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is a high quality screening tool for use with children 0 – 60 months. In this training,…

Incredible Years (IY) Parent Program Consultation Day

March 30, 2016

Presented by the Incredible Years Programs’ Peter S Loft, Jr. M.S.W. Download this training’s flyer About the Event: A consultation workshop is a chance for IY group leaders to meet together with…

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Booster Training

March 16, 2016

This is not the full TFCBT PEI protocol, only the Booster. The full protocol will need to be completed in order for therapists to bill to PEI for therapeutic services. You will need to have an established TFCBT team where…

Beyond Kale and Pedicures: What Works to Manage Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma?

March 9, 2016

Presented by Project ABC and Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) LBUSD Head Start 1260 E. 33rd Street | Signal Hill, CA 90755 Download a copy of the workshop flyer 2015 marked…

Los Angeles Fatherhood Network Community Roundtable

February 1, 2016

It’s Never Too Early for Father Engagement Presented by Dr. Richard Cohen and Project ABC On Monday, February 1, 2016, in collaboration with Children’s Institute, Inc. and DCFS, the Los Angeles Fatherhood Network will hold a community…

TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY Booster Training

January 26, 2016

This is not the full TFCBT PEI protocol, only the Booster. The full protocol will need to be completed in order for therapists to bill to PEI for therapeutic services. You will need to have an established TFCBT team where…

IY Small Group Dinosaur Child Group Leader “Dina Dinosaur” Training

January 5, 2016—January 7, 2016

About the Event DINOSAUR CHILD EMOTION, SOCIAL SKILLS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING TRAINING FOR CHILDREN This 3-day workshop will present in depth the child training program designed by Dr. Webster-Stratton to promote children’s non aggressive ways to solve common conflicts,…

Building and Supporting a Resilient Team: Key Tools for the Trauma-Exposed Workplace

December 7, 2015

A workshop for managers and supervisors About the Event Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma are now fairly well understood consequences of working in high stress, high trauma exposed settings. New research is suggesting that self care…

CII's ASQ-SE Training

December 7, 2015

From very early in life, children begin to learn to regulate their emotional states, create relationships with caregivers, and explore the world. These social and emotional skills are critical to all other learning. Recognizing and responding to concerns about social…

CII's ASQ Training

November 23, 2015

ASQ: Screening for developmental delays is a critical component of a home visitation program. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is a high quality screening tool for use with children 0 – 60 months. In this training, participants will learn to…

Consultation and Collaboration: A Conversation About Supporting Early Learners in Our Community

November 5, 2015

THIS TRAINING IS FREE! – Courtesy of PROJECT ABC WHY EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATION (ECMHC)? When young children experience trauma it impacts all aspects of their life. Young, DCFS-involved children benefit from quality early education,…

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Training - Cohort X

November 4, 2015—November 6, 2015

Presented by CII with the oversight of CPP developers at University of San Francisco ABOUT THE TRAINING Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least…

Cohort IX Child Parent Psychotherapy Booster I

October 13, 2015—October 14, 2015

October 13-14, 2015 Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based treatment model for children birth to five who have experienced traumatic events and/or experiencing attachment and behavioral problems. Treatment focuses on strengthening the parent child relationship by use…

Trauma-Informed Care: A National Conference For Helping Professionals

October 9, 2015

CII’s Trauma-Informed Care Conference brought healing professionals together for a day of learning and connection, where they were given critical information about the latest trauma-informed practices in child welfare and children’s mental health. Attendees also had the chance to invest…

CII's Cohort 8 Child Parent Psychotherapy Booster II

September 23, 2015—September 24, 2015

Space is limited! First come, first served. Only open to those who are currently a part of a CII CPP Cohort. ABOUT THE TRAINING Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based…

TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY - 2-Day Basic Training

September 21, 2015—September 22, 2015

About the Event Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events. It was developed by integrating cognitive and behavioral interventions with…

ICD-10/DSM-5 Coding, Documentation, and Clinical Diagnostic Criteria Training

September 14, 2015

Download the Flyer Featured Presenter Lisette Wright, DBA Behavioral Health Solutions, P.A. Morning Laying the Groundwork: Understanding the Transition, the Coding Rules and Requirements

Project Fatherhood SM 5-Day Training on Men in Relationships Group (MIRG SM) Model

September 14, 2015—September 18, 2015

Download and Print an Application Research has shown that father presence reduces many negative outcomes for at risk children. At Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) we sought to address the problem of father absence by developing a comprehensive…

3rd Annual Working with Military-Connected Families Conference

August 28, 2015

A conference presented by CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE in collaboration with NATHANSON FAMILY RESILIENCE CENTER Download Registration Flyer Why You Should Attend: Military-connected families and children (Active Duty, Veterans, National Guard, and Reserves) constitute a growing…

Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Minors

August 4, 2015

This workshop is focused on enhancing the knowledge and increasing the skills of health/human services professionals and advocates of how to address the needs of unaccompanied minors. Participants will learn about conceptualizing the needs of unaccompanied minors, and making decisions…

TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY SUPERVISOR - Training Cohort

July 30, 2015

About the Event Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) is a powerful and effective evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and their families. Vicarious traumatization can be a health hazard of working with traumatized children and their families. Supervisees utilizing TF-CBT

CII's ASQ-SE Training

July 23, 2015

The ASQ-SE training is designed to meet two major goals: 1) Preparing participants to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire/Social Emotional as a Social-Emotional developmental screening tool; and 2) Preparing participants…

TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY - 2-Day Basic Training

July 20, 2015—July 21, 2015

About the Event Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events. It was developed by integrating cognitive and behavioral interventions with…

8th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 19, 2015

Father’s Day – It Happens 365 Times a Year! More than 500 child welfare professionals, nationally recognized experts, community activists and fathers attended CII’s 8th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference this June. “Watch the…

Project ABC Presents Relationships Matter: About Building Connections

April 27, 2015—April 28, 2015

Register for this important forum on building communities to care for at-risk children. Learn: * The role that relationships play in mediating toxic stress in families with young children * To recognize a child’s…

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Training - Cohort IX

March 30, 2015—April 2, 2015

Presented by CII under the oversight of CPP developers at University of San Francisco Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children ages birth to 5 years who have experienced at least one traumatic event…

The Project Fatherhood Model - Five Day Training

March 2, 2015—March 6, 2015

Research has shown that father presence reduces many negative outcomes for at risk children. At Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) we sought to address the problem of father absence by developing a comprehensive fatherhood program. This program has been validated by…

Project ABC Presents: Walking the Walk: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue

January 23, 2015

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This training is relevant for all professionals who work in the helping field. This includes mental health, DCFS, ECE, early intervention, and other providers who serve children and families who have experienced traumatic or stressful life…

Trauma-Informed Care: A National Conference for Helping Professionals

October 17, 2014

On Friday, October 17, CII hosted, “In Harm’s Way: A Trauma-Informed Care Conference,” featuring insights, research, best practices and strategies to reduce the risk of secondary traumatic stress and increase resilience for professionals who work with families in crisis. The…

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 2-Day Basic Training

October 6, 2014—October 7, 2014

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events. It was developed by integrating cognitive and behavioral interventions with traditional child abuse therapies…

Responding to Domestic Violence: CII’s Integrated Wellness Approach to Group Treatment for Adult Victims and Their Children

October 3, 2014

This 6 hour training will provide participants with an overview of CII’s “Integrated Wellness” Domestic Violence (DV) Group Treatment Model. This model recognizes that traumatic experience is ‘held’ in the body and the importance of using integrative approaches that target…

Children’s Institute, Inc. and Homeboy Industries Community Roundtable: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

September 23, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in collaboration with Homeboy Industries, Children’s Institute, Inc. will convene a one-day community roundtable to discuss the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children. This event will include the following Roundtable discussions:…

Working with Military-Connected Families and Children Across Our Systems

August 1, 2014

Presented by CII CHILD TRAUMA TRAINING ACADEMY in collaboration with NATHANSON FAMILY RESILIENCE CENTER Although the 13 years of war are coming to a close, the reintegration of thousands of veterans is just beginning in Southern…

Autismo y Familia Conference

May 16, 2014

Presented by ACT Today! and Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. in collaboration with: * Children’s Institute, Inc. * Consulado General de Mexico en * Los Angeles * Fiesta Educatival * Autism…

Project ABC Presents: The Special Needs Journey

May 15, 2014

Supporting Families and Tailoring Treatment for Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Challenges This workshop for mental health and developmental intervention specialists will provide guidance to better serve young children with autism and other developmental challenges,…

Project ABC Presents: Sensory Integration: Supporting Co-Regulation in Child-Parent Relationships

April 7, 2014
Understanding the Unique Sensory Profiles of the Child and Caregiver to Support Co-Regulation in the Flow of Interaction This workshop for mental health and developmental intervention specialists offers foundational sensory integration knowledge that…

Walking the Walk: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue

March 21, 2014

Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are characterized by deep emotional and physical exhaustion and by a shift in a helping professional’s sense of hope and optimism about the future and the value of their work. Compassion fatigue has been called…

Children’s Institute, Inc. and Homeboy Industries Community Roundtable: “Reintegration Through Kinship”

March 20, 2014

On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Children’s Institute, Inc. in collaboration with Homeboy Industries will hold a one-day community roundtable to discuss several of the issues related to helping individuals successfully reintegrate into society after incarceration. This…

Motivational Interviewing for Mental Health Providers

March 3, 2014

Motivational Interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with non-directive counseling, it is more focused and goal-directed. The examination and resolution of ambivalence is its central purpose,…

Project Fatherhood Men in Relationships Group (MIRG) 5-day Training Institute

February 3, 2014—February 7, 2014

From February 3-7, 2014, Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) will be hosting Project Fatherhood’s Five-Day Training in the “Men in Relationships Group” (MIRG) Model. To Register: Please contact Alan-Michael Graves at agraves@childrensinstitute.org or 213.260.7604. …

Somatosensory Attunement Model: Developing Roots for Healthy Relationships

January 13, 2014—January 16, 2014

Science has shown the types and quality of relationships are central in neurodevelopment and attachment. This experiential program provides professionals with concrete and practical tools for building mental, emotional and behavioral health. Years of developed expertise and…

Responding to Domestic Violence: CII’s Integrated Wellness Approach to Group Treatment for Adult Victims

October 9, 2013

Presented by Leslie Anne Ross, Psy.D., Adriana Molina, LMFT and Susan Hess, LCSW About the Event This 6 hour training will provide participants with an overview of CII’s “Integrated Wellness” Domestic Violence (DV) Group Treatment Model….

Project Fatherhood Men in Relationships Group (MIRG) 5-day Training Institute

September 16, 2013—September 20, 2013

From September 16 – 20, 2013, CII will be hosting Project Fatherhood’s Five-Day Training in the “Men in Relationships Group” (MIRG) Model. To Register: Please contact Alan-Michael Graves at agraves@childrensinstitute.org or 213.260.7604. …

Compassion Fatigue in Your Workplace: A Roadmap for Change Agents

September 13, 2013

Presented by Françoise Mathieu, M. Ed. CCC & Leslie Ross, Psy.D. Would you like some concrete tools to expand your expertise as compassion satisfaction champions in your workplace? * Working in the fields of…

Addressing the Needs of Military Families

August 5, 2013

Veteran families with children compose a rapidly growing percentage of LA County’s homeless, unemployed and at-risk population. Reintegration challenges after 12 years of war are taking their toll with divorce, substance abuse and family violence manifesting in Courts and other…

Motivational Interviewing for Mental Health Providers

June 25, 2013

Motivational Interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with non-directive counseling, it is more focused and goal-directed. The examination and resolution of ambivalence is its central purpose,…

Heal the Healer: A Wellness Workshop

June 17, 2013

For those of us in the helping professions, how do we measure the cost of caring? We often hear difficult trauma stories and are frequently exposed to danger ourselves in the line of doing our jobs….

Project Fatherhood Men in Relationships Group (MIRG) 5-day Training Institute

June 17, 2013—June 21, 2013

From June 17th through June 21st, Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) will be hosting Project Fatherhood’s Five-Day Training in the “Men in Relationships Group” (MIRG) Model. To Register: Please contact Alan-Michael Graves at agraves@childrensinstitute.org or…

Children of Many Songs: Culture, Early Childhood, and Our Future

May 23, 2013

Space is Limited! Please Register EARLY. This training will encourage reflective practices to understand, engage, and serve clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Lecture, video, and small and large group discussions will be used to reflect on the…

Creating Curiosity, Care and Coordination – Using the ASQ-3 to Communicate about Children’s Development

April 22, 2013

Open to the first 60 registrants only. This will fill quickly! Learn to administer, score, and interpret the Ages and Stages Questionnaire – Third Edition (ASQ-3), a widely-used parent questionnaire designed to screen for developmental delays among…

Project Fatherhood Men in Relationships Group (MIRG) 5-day Training Institute

February 25, 2013—March 1, 2013

From February 25th through March 1st, Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) will be hosting Project Fatherhood’s Five-Day Training in the “Men in Relationships Group” (MIRG) Model. To Register: Please contact Alan-Michael Graves at agraves@childrensinstitute.org or…

CBITS Clinical Training: Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools

February 7, 2013—February 8, 2013

CBITS is an ideal trauma intervention for undeserved ethnic minority students who frequently do not receive services due to a whole host of barriers to traditional mental health services. This school-based program is designed to be delivered in school settings,…

Infant Mental Health as Interdisciplinary Practice: A Three part series on the Introduction to the Neurorelational Framework (NRF)

January 28, 2013—March 11, 2013

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! The Neurorelational Framework that is presented is a response to the issues and needs that emerged from daily practice in clinical neuropsychology, for example, the importance of understanding and prioritizing treatment within a…

Vicarious Trauma: Wellness Strategies for Helping Professionals and their Organizations

November 8, 2012—November 9, 2012

This year’s Vicarious Trauma Conference expanded to two days on November 8 & 9, 2012. Nationally recognized experts in the field of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout led workshops in the following topics: …

Responding To Domestic Violence: CII’S Integrated Wellness Approach To Group Treatment For Adult Victims

October 26, 2012

This 6-hour training will provide participants with an introduction to CII’s “Integrated Wellness” Domestic Violence Group Treatment Model. This model focuses on increasing the understanding of the impact of traumatic experience that is ‘held’ in the body and the importance…

A Competency-Based Approach to Clinical Supervision with Carol Falender, Ph.D.

October 1, 2012

This workshop is designed to provide the most current information on supervision practice including latest practices involving competencies (Benchmarks), development of supervisory relationship, attachment, strains, ruptures and repair, diversity, EBPs, legal and ethical aspects, burn-out prevention, self-care, and management of…

Compassion Fatigue “Train-The-Trainer” Program with Francoise Mathieu, M. Ed. CCC

September 7, 2012

Some participants of “Walking the Walk” have expressed an interest in bringing the workshop back to their communities and developing skills and knowledge base to deliver the workshop themselves. This “Train the Trainer” workshop offers tools, handouts, strategies, training material…

Walking the Walk: Creative Tools For Transforming Compassion Fatigue with Francoise Mathieu, M. Ed. CCC

September 6, 2012

We pay an emotional price for doing the work that we do. Some of us hear difficult stories daily and are frequently exposed to traumatic details from the cases we are working on. We are not always able to help…

The Impact of Traumatic Grief on Family and Community Violence

July 18, 2012

Join Children’s Institute, Inc. and Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles for a training and discussion with leaders in the field of Traumatic Grief. The training will address preventing pathways to violence that may be linked to unresolved grief…

Post-Traumatic Growth with Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D.

July 9, 2012

Posttraumatic growth, a term coined by Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi, refers to a positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with a major life crisis or a traumatic event. Posttraumatic growth is not simply…

5th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 15, 2012

Strengthening Relationships Between Fathers and Their Children Nationally recognized experts came together for a daylong exploration of the most important issues related to fatherhood. Many topics were discussed around new ways to build and strengthen relationships between…

Real Life Heroes Presented by Richard Kagan, Ph.D.: A Resiliency-Centered Intervention for Children with Complex Trauma

May 9, 2012

Presented by The S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy in CII’s Leadership Center This workshop, presented on National Mental Health Awareness Day, will promote use of narrative, creative arts, and cognitive behavioral interventions by therapists…

Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills: Working with Diverse Child Trauma Survivors Presented by Thema Bryant-Davis, Ph.D.

April 30, 2012

Presented by The S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy in CII’s Leadership Center This workshop will include self-reflection on our identities as helping professionals, with awareness of the impact of societal roles as well. …

Learning Community Series on Secondary Traumatic Stress: Trauma Stewardship with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

March 14, 2012

Sometimes called secondary trauma or compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma refers to the accumulation of changes that take place within people & organizations as a result of exposure to another’s suffering. Who should attend: Mental health…

Project Fatherhood Five-Day Training: Men in Relationships Group (MIRG) Model

March 5, 2012—March 9, 2012

From March 5th through 9th, Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) will be hosting Project Fatherhood’s Five-Day Training in the “Men in Relationships Group” (MIRG) Model. About the MIRG Model: Research has shown that father presence reduces many…

Domestic Violence, Gangs and the Systems Response

December 1, 2011

The conclusion of a three-part series, Building Community, Breaking the Cycle of Violence. This concluding segment explored the systems response to learned violence: * Law enforcement response * DCFS response * Emerging policy practices and…

Vicarious Trauma: Wellness Strategies for Helping Professionals and their Organizations

November 7, 2011

Children’s Institute’s Leadership Center presented the national Vicarious Trauma Conference in collaboration with the S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and Joyful Heart Foundation. Top experts in vicarious trauma,…

Impact on Kids

October 31, 2011

The second in a three-part series, *_Building Community, Breaking the Cycle of Violence*_, this program dives deeper into the impact of domestic violence on children, and how early learned violence in the home connects to gang violence on the street….

Mindful and Reflective Parenting Training

October 21, 2011

This daylong training — Foundations of Mindful and Reflective Parenting: Targeting Parental Reflective Capacity to Build Healthy Parent-Child Relationships in At-Risk Families — will take a relationship-focused approach to the prevention of psychopathology and child maltreatment in early childhood, based…

Core Concepts for Understanding Child Trauma and Enhancing Diversity-Informed Practice

September 28, 2011

This daylong training explores diversity-informed practice in the context of child trauma. Who should attend: Social workers, mental health providers, administrators from public and private agencies, law enforcement, and policymakers *As a participant, you…

Violence Connected

July 18, 2011

The first of a three-part series, Building Community, Breaking the Cycle of Violence, this daylong conference explored the interrelationship of domestic violence, gangs and parenting. Presentations included: * Film screening: Violence Connected. Produced…

4th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 17, 2011

The critical role that fathers play in their children’s health and well-being was the topic of the 4th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference, hosted by Children’s Institute at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. Nationally recognized experts addressed fatherhood from…

Community Violence and Field Safety

May 13, 2011

Presented by Jorja Leap, PhD, UCLA; and Agustin Lizama, Homeboy Industries This dynamic workshop was presented by CII’s Leadership Center and is a program of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy. …

Strive to Thrive Conference

February 3, 2011—February 4, 2011

Mental health professionals and policymakers came together in February for the national two-day conference, “Strive to Thrive: Building Systems of Care for Birth to Fives.” Presented by Children’s Institute, Project ABC, the USC School of Social Work, and Los Angeles…

Cultural Context and Child Trauma

January 7, 2011

Presented by Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD This workshop explored the intersection of culture and child trauma to support mental health and child welfare professionals’ best practices in intervention and prevention programs. The workshop emphasized similarities and differences in…

3rd Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 18, 2010

Father’s Day 2010 at CII was more significant than ever due to several special events. Beginning on Friday, June 18th, the agency hosted “The Third Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference.” More than 400 participants gathered to hear nationally recognized experts address…

14th Annual Partnerships Conference

November 3, 2009

Photo Gallery CII announced the release of Fatherhood: Insights and Perspectives from Leaders in the Fatherhood Movement, at the 14th annual conference: A New Beginning for Partnerships for Children & Families in Los Angeles County. The book, published through…

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