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Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team Offers FREE Half-Day Conference

The Intersection of Trauma and Mental Health:

A Half-Day Conference for Health Professionals and the Community

 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
7:30 a.m. Check-In with Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to Noon - Program
North Central Health Care Theater
1100 Lake View Drive
Wausau, WI  54401
Click here for the Registration Form.
 
According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, 90 percent of people who receive services from behavioral health organizations have experienced trauma.

People with mental illness and addiction whose trauma goes unaddressed have greater mental health problems and increased risk of heart disease, suicide, and substance abuse.

This conference is a collaborative effort of the Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team in an effort to expand knowledge of agencies and resources, and to enhance communication and collaboration with a goal of improving outcomes for victims of domestic abuse.

Registration is offered FREE of charge for this event, compliments of our sponsors:  Aspirus and Ministry Health Care.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This offering will feature important information for professionals who regularly interact with children and families. This includes physicians, nurses, school nurses, mental and behavioral health professionals, case management staff, social workers, counselors, law enforcement, school personnel, and child care providers.

PURPOSE

This conference addresses trauma, one of today’s most topical issues facing professionals in the behavioral health field. The latest information will be shared with practical applications for frontline health professionals.
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Impact of Trauma
  • Explain how trauma affects the developing mind and brain
  • Summarize the recent advances in neurobiology of trauma
  • Describe how adverse childhood experiences affect brain development, emotion regulation and cognition Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Define Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for DID
  • Explain techniques for working with a patient/client with DID
If you have questions or need more information, please e-mail:  MCDVConference@gmail.com