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Julie Jarrell Bailey, Assoc. Dir. Child/Family Programs 
Mental Health America of the Triangle 
919-942-8083, ext. 1 


Saturday November 3, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

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Freedom House Recovery Center Cafeteria 
102 New Stateside Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Driving Directions 

The Critical Role of Caregivers in Helping Youth with Trauma and Maltreatment Histories

Presented by Deborah Jones, PhD, UNC Department of Psychology

This free workshop is provided by the Family Advocacy Network (FAN), a program of Mental Health America of the Triangle. It is designed to help parents and caregivers raising children with a history of trauma and/or maltreatment effectively navigate the transition to adolescence. You will learn about research which links early childhood trauma/abuse exposure to risky behaviors such as substance use and other negative life choices. 

Dr. Deborah Jones will facilitate interactive discussions, as well as a model and practice of positive parenting skills associated with reducing youth vulnerability for risky behaviors.  Workshop materials will focus on the caregiver’s role, however, the information will also be useful for providers working with youth who have trauma/maltreatment histories. Other information you will learn includes:

  • the critical role of caregivers in helping youth with trauma/maltreatment history
  • how to safely navigate the transition to adolescence 
  • ways to identify opportunities for risk
  • how to reduce at-risk behaviors among this population.