Dates: July 18th – July 19th

Tuition Costs: $290/Medical Doctors, $220/All Others or $180/day

Housing Costs: $180/Full Program or $62/day

Who Should Attend: MDs NPs, PAs, Psychologists, Social Workers, Teachers & Counselors

Continuing Medical Education Units have been approved for this program!

Effective Interventions for Vulnerable Children and Their Families

This conference will introduce and explore multiple evidenced-based interventions utilized to support children and families whom have experienced various early adversities. Topics range from interventions to support the needs of children and parents/ primary caregivers to consideration for implementation of such interventions from a public policy perspective. The topics are geared towards providers of primary care, rehabilitation services, psychologists, social workers, educators, public policy personnel and care managers.

The Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center’s Childhood Development and Behavior Conference at Colby College is a program that brings a science and evidence-based approach to understanding interventions that endeavor to improve the lives of children with complex needs.  We have national speakers join with our regional and local experts and policymakers to bring science to service and policy.

As a result of attending this conference, participants will:

  • Learn new and emerging interventions that support caregivers’ ability to form attachments to young children, utilize emotional regulation skills in managing a child’s challenging behaviors, and obtain support for substance use disorders
  • Become aware of means to move effective evidenced interventions into broader public policy
  • Learn about the impact of in utero substance exposure and means to mediate exposures through early interventions that help a young child to grow and thrive
  • Understand the use of trauma-informed intervention in supporting multicultural refugee populations

 

The Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center
At MaineGeneral Medical Center the Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center, located at 6 East Chestnut Street, in Augusta, Maine provides a wide array of top-quality evaluation and treatment services for children and families. The center is committed to an interdisciplinary model of care, and services are comprehensive and trauma-informed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Information

Accommodations for registrants are available in the campus residence halls in private rooms. For attendees staying on campus, the lodging fee includes meals with lunch on the day of arrival and breakfast on the date of departure and use of campus amenities.

 

Housing Rates

$180/Full Program or $62/day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

8:15-8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Brain to Policy: Impact of Childhood Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences
Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Intervening to Enhance Parenting of High-risk Infants: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up
Mary Dozier, Ph.D., Alison Professor, Amy E. DuPont Chair, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

12:00-1:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.
Everything Your Kid Does Makes Perfect Sense – The Application of DBT Principals in Raising Children (Part 1)
Richard Watson

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Trauma Systems Therapy adapted for Refugees (TST-R)
Sarah Ferriss, D.S.W., LCSW Director of Refugee Services at Spurwink
Heidi Harrison, LCSW, Associate Director of Refugee Services at Spurwink

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Insight from the Inside: Parents’ Perspectives
Panel members: Teena French, Ashley Guptill, and Amy McCollett

 

Friday, July 19, 2019

8:15-9:45 a.m.
Statewide Dissemination and Sustainability of Evidence Based Treatments for Youth Impacted by Trauma
Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH

9:45-10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Integrated Care of Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Women and Their Infants
Alane O’Connor, DNP

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch

12:45-1:45 p.m.
Antenatal Opioid Exposures and Associated Outcomes Through Early Childhood
Alexa Craig, MD

1:45-2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00-3:00 p.m.
QuiAntenatal Opioid Exposures and Associated Outcomes Through Early Childhood (Continued)
Debra McSweeney, PT, MSPT
Sharon M. McAllister, OTR/L

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Everything Your Kid Does Makes Perfect Sense – The Application of DBT Principals in Raising Children (Part 2)
Richard Watson, LCSW

 

Featured Keynote Speakers

Mary Dozier, Ph.D.

Alison Professor, Amy E. DuPont Chair, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Mary Dozier is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware.  She obtained her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1983. She was named the Amy E. DuPont Chair in Child Development in 2007, and in 2016 was named the Francis Alison Professor, the university’s highest faculty honor.  Over the last 25 years, she has studied the development of young children in foster care and young children living with neglecting birth parents, examining challenges in attachment and regulatory capabilities.  Along with her graduate students and research team, she developed an intervention, Attachment, and Biobehavioral Catch-up, that targets specific issues that have been identified as problematic for young children who have experienced adversity.  This intervention has been shown to enhance children’s ability to form secure attachments, and to regulate physiology and behavior normatively, among other things.  She received the International Congress on Infant Studies’ Translational Research Award in 2018 and has been named the 2019 recipient of the APA Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution in Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.

 

Lisa Amaya-Jackson MD, MPH

Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Deputy Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress; Associate Director, Center for Child & Family Health

Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who is Associate Director at UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress coordinating center. Dr. Amaya-Jackson is known for her research in assessment, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and effective implementation of child trauma-informed, evidence-based interventions into community practice.     Lisa Amaya-Jackson is a child psychiatrist and the Deputy Director of the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). She is also the Associate Director (and Training Director) of the Center for Child & Family Health – a tri-university (Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University) research, prevention, treatment, and training center for children at risk or exposed to child maltreatment. She co-founded and co-directs the NC Child Treatment Program within the Center for Child & Family Health. Her focus is on closing the gap between research to practice by developing, disseminating, and implementing sustainability strategies for trauma-specific evidence-based treatments for community providers.

 

Alane O’Connor DNP

Faculty, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Alane O’Connor, DNP, is a faculty member of Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and is on the medical staff at MaineGeneral Medical Center. Through her role as co-chair of MaineGeneral’s opioid steering committee, she also works to expand access to medication-assisted treatment in the primary care setting by mentoring other clinicians and practices. She coordinates the residency’s addiction medicine education and has academic appointments at Dartmouth Medical School and Vanderbilt University.

 

Additional Faculty

Alexa Craig

Maine Medical Center Pediatric Neurology

 

Sarah Ferriss, DSW, LCSW

Director of Refugee Services

Spurwink

 

Heidi Harrison, LCSW

Associate Director of Refugee Services

Spurwink

 

Sharon McAllister, OTR

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center, MaineGeneral Medical Center

 

Debra McSweeney, PT, MSPT

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center, MaineGeneral Medical Center

 

Richard Watson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center, MaineGeneral Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions about the Course

phone: 207-859-4730

email: summer@colby.edu

 

 

 

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