Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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St. Sophia Cathedral - Huffington Center 
1324 South Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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Early Intervention Training Institute - Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic 
323-373-2400 x3330 

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Los Angeles, CA 90007 

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A Child's Developing Brain and the Impact of Trauma Across the Lifespan 

March 23, 2016

A One-Day Conference Co-Sponsored by Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and L.A. Care Health Plan

8:00 Registration
8:45 - 4:30 Conference
at St. Sophia Cathedral - Huffington Center
1324 S. Normandie Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90006 

Connie Lillas, PhD
Morning Session - Keynote Speaker:
"The Developing Brain and Very Early Trauma Exposure"
Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN is a National Zero to Three Leadership Fellow and infant mental health and early intervention expert with a background in maternal-child nursing, family systems, and developmental psychoanalysis. Dr. Lillas is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Training Institute, whose curriculum regarding high-risk pre-birth to five year olds in the foster care system is employed to train service providers across disciplines in Los Angeles County. She also serves as Chief Faculty of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic‘s Training Institute. Of particular note are Dr. Lillas’ scholarly and clinical accomplishments in bridging the domains of early brain development and interpersonal relational experiences, creating a foundation for understanding the impact of adverse experiences on early childhood development and future physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Afternoon Session - Panel A:
"Young Men of Color"

Paco Retana, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor at Green Dot Public Schools and 
Robert Hernandez, MSW, Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC, & Guests.

Afternoon Session - Panel B: 
"Women and Undiagnosed Trauma"
Clayton Chau, MD, PhD,
Brian Prestwich, MD, 

Training Overview:
This intermediate level training will utilize theory and practice from Dr. Connie Lillas, and other experts to help participants describe key physical changes in prenatal and infant brain development, and explain foundational interaction between brain development, arousal states, stress responses, and attachment patterns. Additionally, this workshop focuses on the physical and mental health effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how these effects can be ameliorated by neuroplasticity and positive relationships.

Importantly, the afternoon sessions will provide current research and knowledge on the deleterious effects of undiagnosed and untreated trauma on affected youth and adults. In public behavioral healthcare up to 90% of clients have experienced trauma. 

$99 Registration (before 3/09/2016)
$115 Standard Registration
$15 Continuing Education*
$15 Continuing Medical Education**

ontinuing Education: This training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education for licensed psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, and licensed educational psychologists as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CE provider #PCE3929) and the California Board of Psychology.  If you arrive past 8:45 am or leave early, no CE credits will be given. The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists . The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is the sponsor of this program and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

**L.A. Care Health Plan is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  L.A. Care Health Plan designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. L.A. Care Health Plan Provider Continuing Education Department maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Retain this certificate form for SIX years. 
L.A. Care Health Plan is an approved Continuing Education Provider (CEP13731) by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  L.A. Care Health Plan designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 hours of continuing education credits. L.A. Care Health Plan Provider Continuing Education Department maintains responsibility for this program and its content. You must retain this certificate for FOUR years.”