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: