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Learn about highly sensitive kids with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Tuesday, Sept 13th from noon - 1 pm. Learn about highly sensitive kids with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart
Zoom Link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84087198255?pwd=czJaSE9SYUlYTDlZVWloQm5HY2VGdz09
Webinar

Sunflower CASA is hosting panel of educators (one each from elementary, middle, and high school level)

Thursday, September 29 from 7-8:30 pm* - they need you to RSVP by 9/15 (yes or no) for this session. Send RSVPs to jmorrishardeman@gmail.com.
Zoom link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84608707840?pwd=b2VlVkFqOG82SndsNlVvYWpNWUw1QT09
Webinar

Neurobiological Development in the Context of Childhood Trauma

Neurobiological systems may be particularly susceptible to deleterious impact of childhood trauma, and the impact of childhood trauma on development and subsequent functional outcomes across the lifespan has been well-documented. The current review addresses the neurobiological impact of exposure to interpersonal trauma in childhood in the context of executive function, emotion regulation, and dissociation/interoceptive awareness. Subsequent risk for PTSD and depression is also discussed. The pathway of risk from childhood trauma to these cognitive, emotional, and psychiatric outcomes is addressed in terms of potential structural and functional alterations within the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and amygdala resulting from chronic or repeated activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and its interaction with and influence on genetic and epigenetic processes during sensitive periods of development. Implications for practice are discussed.
Link to Article on NIH Website
Article

Supporting Children, Staff, and School at Times of Crisis and Loss

Presented by Dr. David Schonfeld, MD. Supporting Children, Staff, and School at Times of Crisis and Loss. Crisis and loss are common in the lives of students, whether due to a crisis involving a student’s individual family or one that affects the entire school community. This webinar will help school professionals learn basic skills in how to talk with and support individual students or the entire class/school as they struggle to understand and cope with a crisis and loss in their lives.
Link to Webinar Recording & Handouts
Webinar

The Body Keeps the Score

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.
Link to Purchase Book
Book

Reaching "Unreachable" Teens & Tweens

Kate Sample, MA, LPC, has spent most her clinical career as a therapist working with at-risk tweens and teens in residential, school, community, and private settings. A passionate advocate for ongoing professional development, she transitioned her skills to the continuing education world, where she’s developed treatment-focused trainings, conferences, and publications for PESI.
Psychotherapy Networker Article
Article

What's Not on the Test: The Overlooked Factors That Determine Success

A look at why the lives of high school graduate and GED test takers' lives vary so drastically when their test scores are roughly equal.‍
Hidden Brain (NPR) Link
Podcast

Anatomy of Doubt from "This American Life"

A story about doubt: how it germinated, spread, and eventually took hold of an entire community, with terrible consequences. A collaboration with The Marshall Project and ProPublica. A story from "This American Life" from Feb 26, 2016 and about the story of a girl who was raped and not believed and the subject of the Neflix series "Unbelievable."‍
This American Life Podcast Link
Podcast

Zipcode Destiny: The Persistent Power Of Place And Education

The stories we tell about ourselves — stories of success and stories of failure — often have their beginnings in the distant past. Sometimes, they start in our childhoods. Sometimes, before we were even born.This idea may sound poetic, but when it comes to economic mobility, there's evidence to back it up. Raj Chetty, an economist at Harvard, is responsible for some of the most powerful evidence, drawing on data from many millions of Americans.Raj has found that early variables in your life, from the quality of your kindergarten teacher to the neighborhood you grew up in, can have lasting effects. And those effects often result in dramatically divergent outcomes in different parts of the country."People ask... is the American dream alive or not today? And I actually think the question itself is sort of ill-posed," Raj says. "The term 'the American Dream' --really we should think of it as 'the Iowa Dream' or 'the Atlanta Dream' or 'the California Dream' because there's so much variation within this country."Today we ask some questions that carry big implications: can you put an economic value on a great kindergarten teacher? How is it that two children living just a few blocks from each other can have radically different chances in life? What gives Salt Lake City an edge over Cleveland when it comes to offering people better prospects than their parents? The state of your American Dream, this week on Hidden Brain.
Hidden Brain (NPR) Link
Podcast

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

This memoir, which tells the story of Machado’s abusive relationship with another woman, is an act of personal and formal bravery. ‍
Book's Website
Book

No Visible Bruises by Rachel Snyder

Snyder highlights an epidemic of unacknowledged violence. Fifty women a month are shot and killed by their partners, and she explores the problem from multiple perspectives: the victims, the aggressors and a society that turns a blind eye.
New York TImes Review of Book
Book

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

In her unstinting memoir — a portrait of working-class poverty in America — Land scrapes by on $9 an hour cleaning houses to support herself and her young daughter. ‍
GoodReads Review of Book
Book

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti–Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.
Author's Website
Book

How To Be An Antiracist: A Memoir by Ibram X. Kendi

Despite the nature of its title, Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author's own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism.‍
Author's Website
Book

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones

In powerful poetry and prose, Saeed Jones recounts his experiences growing up as a young, black, gay man in rural Texas. In powerful poetry and prose, Saeed Jones recounts his experiences growing up as a young, black, gay man in rural Texas. ‍
Book's Website
Book

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
Author's Webpage
Book

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A book-length letter from Ta-Nehisi Coates to his son, Samori. In it, Coates explains to Samori what it means to be a black man in America. ‍
Author's Website
Book

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Details how federal housing policies in the 1940s and '50s mandated segregation and undermined the ability of black families to own homes and build wealth.
Review of Book
Book

The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul

Whether we are overwhelmed by work or school; our families or communities; caretaking for others or ourselves; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy, or civil service, just a few subtle shifts can help sustain us. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, bestselling author of Trauma Stewardship, shows us how by offering concrete strategies to help us mitigate harm, cultivate our ability to be decent and equitable, and act with integrity. The Age of Overwhelm aims to help ease our burden of overwhelm, restore our perspective, and give us strength to navigate what is yet to come.
Author's Webpage
Book

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

This book is written for anyone who is doing work with an intention to make the world more sustainable and hopeful—all in all, a better place—and who, through this work, is exposed to the hardship, pain, crisis, trauma, or suffering of other living beings or the planet itself. It is for those who notice that they are not the same people they once were, or are being told by their families, friends, colleagues, or pets that something is different about them.
Author's Webpage
Book

Throwaway Kids: Part 1: WE ARE SENDING MORE FOSTER KIDS TO PRISON THAN COLLEGE

The Kansas City Star has examined what happens to kids who age out of foster care and found that, by nearly every measure, states are failing in their role as parents to America’s most vulnerable children.
Article Link
Article

It’s Time to Stop Confusing Poverty With Neglect

Article Link
Article

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach (Paper/Article) - July 2014

The purpose of this paper is to develop a working concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach and to develop a shared understanding of these concepts that would be acceptable and appropriate across an array of service systems and stakeholder groups.
Link to PDF
Article

Caught with Kai Wright, WNYCS Studios Podcast

Mass incarceration starts young. These kids say the system changes them forever.
Caught Podcast
Podcast

Changing the Face of Foster Care, Children’s Bureau Podcast

A conversation about comprehensive change of foster care.
Episode 48: Changing the Face of Foster Care
Podcast

List of Books on Cultural Awareness

A list of books to broaden cultural awareness and understanding.
View List of Books
Book

Paper Tigers

Follows the year in the life of a high school that has radically changed it's approach to disciplining its students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affects families.
Available on Amazon
Movies

NSAW: Integrating Adolescent Brain Development Into Child Welfare Practice with Older Youth

The curriculum, Integrating Adolescent Brain Development into Child Welfare Practice with Older Youth, was created by NASW to train child welfare workers to incorporate this information into their practice.
View curriculum and resources at socialworkers.org
Other

What The Adoption Of One Kansas City Mother's Child Says About Race In The Child Welfare System

A story of a local families struggle as they try to be reunited with their kids.
Listen to podcast at KCUR
Webinar

What Colleges Need to Know About Cannabis

Emerging Science, Lessons Learned, and Implications for Prevention.
See video on YouTube
Webinar

Sunflower CASA is hosting panel of educators (one each from elementary, middle, and high school level)

Thursday, September 29 from 7-8:30 pm* - they need you to RSVP by 9/15 (yes or no) for this session. Send RSVPs to jmorrishardeman@gmail.com.
Zoom link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84608707840?pwd=b2VlVkFqOG82SndsNlVvYWpNWUw1QT09

Learn about highly sensitive kids with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Tuesday, Sept 13th from noon - 1 pm. Learn about highly sensitive kids with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart
Zoom Link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84087198255?pwd=czJaSE9SYUlYTDlZVWloQm5HY2VGdz09

What The Adoption Of One Kansas City Mother's Child Says About Race In The Child Welfare System

A story of a local families struggle as they try to be reunited with their kids.
Listen to podcast at KCUR

Supporting Children, Staff, and School at Times of Crisis and Loss

Presented by Dr. David Schonfeld, MD. Supporting Children, Staff, and School at Times of Crisis and Loss. Crisis and loss are common in the lives of students, whether due to a crisis involving a student’s individual family or one that affects the entire school community. This webinar will help school professionals learn basic skills in how to talk with and support individual students or the entire class/school as they struggle to understand and cope with a crisis and loss in their lives.
Link to Webinar Recording & Handouts

What Colleges Need to Know About Cannabis

Emerging Science, Lessons Learned, and Implications for Prevention.
See video on YouTube

Reaching "Unreachable" Teens & Tweens

Kate Sample, MA, LPC, has spent most her clinical career as a therapist working with at-risk tweens and teens in residential, school, community, and private settings. A passionate advocate for ongoing professional development, she transitioned her skills to the continuing education world, where she’s developed treatment-focused trainings, conferences, and publications for PESI.
Psychotherapy Networker Article

It’s Time to Stop Confusing Poverty With Neglect

Article Link

Throwaway Kids: Part 1: WE ARE SENDING MORE FOSTER KIDS TO PRISON THAN COLLEGE

The Kansas City Star has examined what happens to kids who age out of foster care and found that, by nearly every measure, states are failing in their role as parents to America’s most vulnerable children.
Article Link

Neurobiological Development in the Context of Childhood Trauma

Neurobiological systems may be particularly susceptible to deleterious impact of childhood trauma, and the impact of childhood trauma on development and subsequent functional outcomes across the lifespan has been well-documented. The current review addresses the neurobiological impact of exposure to interpersonal trauma in childhood in the context of executive function, emotion regulation, and dissociation/interoceptive awareness. Subsequent risk for PTSD and depression is also discussed. The pathway of risk from childhood trauma to these cognitive, emotional, and psychiatric outcomes is addressed in terms of potential structural and functional alterations within the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and amygdala resulting from chronic or repeated activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and its interaction with and influence on genetic and epigenetic processes during sensitive periods of development. Implications for practice are discussed.
Link to Article on NIH Website

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach (Paper/Article) - July 2014

The purpose of this paper is to develop a working concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach and to develop a shared understanding of these concepts that would be acceptable and appropriate across an array of service systems and stakeholder groups.
Link to PDF

The Body Keeps the Score

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.
Link to Purchase Book

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

This memoir, which tells the story of Machado’s abusive relationship with another woman, is an act of personal and formal bravery. ‍
Book's Website

No Visible Bruises by Rachel Snyder

Snyder highlights an epidemic of unacknowledged violence. Fifty women a month are shot and killed by their partners, and she explores the problem from multiple perspectives: the victims, the aggressors and a society that turns a blind eye.
New York TImes Review of Book

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

In her unstinting memoir — a portrait of working-class poverty in America — Land scrapes by on $9 an hour cleaning houses to support herself and her young daughter. ‍
GoodReads Review of Book

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti–Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.
Author's Website

How To Be An Antiracist: A Memoir by Ibram X. Kendi

Despite the nature of its title, Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author's own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism.‍
Author's Website

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones

In powerful poetry and prose, Saeed Jones recounts his experiences growing up as a young, black, gay man in rural Texas. In powerful poetry and prose, Saeed Jones recounts his experiences growing up as a young, black, gay man in rural Texas. ‍
Book's Website

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
Author's Webpage

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A book-length letter from Ta-Nehisi Coates to his son, Samori. In it, Coates explains to Samori what it means to be a black man in America. ‍
Author's Website

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Details how federal housing policies in the 1940s and '50s mandated segregation and undermined the ability of black families to own homes and build wealth.
Review of Book

The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul

Whether we are overwhelmed by work or school; our families or communities; caretaking for others or ourselves; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy, or civil service, just a few subtle shifts can help sustain us. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, bestselling author of Trauma Stewardship, shows us how by offering concrete strategies to help us mitigate harm, cultivate our ability to be decent and equitable, and act with integrity. The Age of Overwhelm aims to help ease our burden of overwhelm, restore our perspective, and give us strength to navigate what is yet to come.
Author's Webpage

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

This book is written for anyone who is doing work with an intention to make the world more sustainable and hopeful—all in all, a better place—and who, through this work, is exposed to the hardship, pain, crisis, trauma, or suffering of other living beings or the planet itself. It is for those who notice that they are not the same people they once were, or are being told by their families, friends, colleagues, or pets that something is different about them.
Author's Webpage

List of Books on Cultural Awareness

A list of books to broaden cultural awareness and understanding.
View List of Books

What's Not on the Test: The Overlooked Factors That Determine Success

A look at why the lives of high school graduate and GED test takers' lives vary so drastically when their test scores are roughly equal.‍
Hidden Brain (NPR) Link

Anatomy of Doubt from "This American Life"

A story about doubt: how it germinated, spread, and eventually took hold of an entire community, with terrible consequences. A collaboration with The Marshall Project and ProPublica. A story from "This American Life" from Feb 26, 2016 and about the story of a girl who was raped and not believed and the subject of the Neflix series "Unbelievable."‍
This American Life Podcast Link

Zipcode Destiny: The Persistent Power Of Place And Education

The stories we tell about ourselves — stories of success and stories of failure — often have their beginnings in the distant past. Sometimes, they start in our childhoods. Sometimes, before we were even born.This idea may sound poetic, but when it comes to economic mobility, there's evidence to back it up. Raj Chetty, an economist at Harvard, is responsible for some of the most powerful evidence, drawing on data from many millions of Americans.Raj has found that early variables in your life, from the quality of your kindergarten teacher to the neighborhood you grew up in, can have lasting effects. And those effects often result in dramatically divergent outcomes in different parts of the country."People ask... is the American dream alive or not today? And I actually think the question itself is sort of ill-posed," Raj says. "The term 'the American Dream' --really we should think of it as 'the Iowa Dream' or 'the Atlanta Dream' or 'the California Dream' because there's so much variation within this country."Today we ask some questions that carry big implications: can you put an economic value on a great kindergarten teacher? How is it that two children living just a few blocks from each other can have radically different chances in life? What gives Salt Lake City an edge over Cleveland when it comes to offering people better prospects than their parents? The state of your American Dream, this week on Hidden Brain.
Hidden Brain (NPR) Link

Caught with Kai Wright, WNYCS Studios Podcast

Mass incarceration starts young. These kids say the system changes them forever.
Caught Podcast

Changing the Face of Foster Care, Children’s Bureau Podcast

A conversation about comprehensive change of foster care.
Episode 48: Changing the Face of Foster Care

Paper Tigers

Follows the year in the life of a high school that has radically changed it's approach to disciplining its students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affects families.
Available on Amazon

NSAW: Integrating Adolescent Brain Development Into Child Welfare Practice with Older Youth

The curriculum, Integrating Adolescent Brain Development into Child Welfare Practice with Older Youth, was created by NASW to train child welfare workers to incorporate this information into their practice.
View curriculum and resources at socialworkers.org

Continuing Education Requirements

  • Continuing Education FAQs
  • Continuing Ed hours are counted July 1 to June 30. You need 12 hours per year, which needs to include one CE on "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion."
  • If you begin after July 1, your hours are prorated.
  • Remember to record your hours in Optima or submit to your supervisor.

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