Screening and Assessment of Trauma in Children and Adolescents

ID: 5803WEB

This webinar will explore Screening for Trauma and Assessment of Trauma in children and adolescents. We will review the use of both formal and informal tools as well as other clinical methodologies. There will be an opportunity to go into break out rooms and practice two standardized tools. We will also review a scenario in order to use the information gathered in screening and assessment to develop a clinical formulation and discuss indications for treatment. [Elective for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention or Child/Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Karen McGrellis, MPA, LPC, DAAETS, DRCC, ACS
Date: Friday, August 16, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Karen McGrellis, MPA, LPC, DAAETS, DRCC, ACS is a Senior Training and Consultation Specialist at Rutgers-University Behavioral Health Care, Behavioral Research and Training Institute (BRTI) for the Children’s System of Care (CSOC). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Diplomate at the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and holds a Master’s in Public Administration. She is one of the first clinicians certified in the United States as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor and is Team Leader for Union County, New Jersey under the Disaster and Terrorism Branch within the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. She is a certified Psychological First Aid (PFA) trainer with certificates from the International Trauma Center and National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She is a trained Psychological First Aid responder in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) PFA Model. She is a certified Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) trainer with certification from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Karen is currently working on the Children’s Crisis Intervention Services (CCIS) Clinical Capacity Improvement Project to create statewide training, consultation, and technical assistance for the CCIS units.

Karen has effectively led several large behavioral healthcare and social service organizations through successful licensing and accreditation reviews as well as performance improvement and strategic planning initiatives including becoming trauma-informed organizations. Karen is a member of the Promising Path to Success 2.0 Coaching Team at BRTI where she is providing trauma-informed coaching to Children System of Care providers and Department of Children and Family Schools as well as schools attached to out-of-home treatment programs. She has implemented and supervised the use of the Attachment, Resiliency, and Competency (ARC) model in a variety of treatment settings. Her area of expertise is training and coaching on evidence-based practices in order to promote trauma-informed care. She is an experienced conference presenter, and clinician, with 30 years of postgraduate experience in a variety of clinical and administrative positions, including extensive experience in providing treatment and traumatic stress interventions with youth, adults, and families. She teaches a variety of courses for Rutgers School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education. She is a Co-Coordinator of the Northern New Jersey Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Crisis Recovery Network. Karen is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Complex Trauma-Developmental Trauma Disorder Workgroup, Child Welfare Group and Northeast Regional Terrorism and Disaster Coalition.

Karen worked on the Promising Path to Success Team which was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This project was a New Jersey statewide initiative to reduce seclusion and restraint in all out-of-home treatment programs for children and adolescents and to promote trauma-informed care through the Children’s System of Care (CSOC) partners in Care Management Organizations, Mobile Response and Stabilization Teams, and Family Support Organizations, as well as Department of Children and Families Office Of Education Schools, and Out of Home Schools.

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