Friday, November 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Cornerstone Advocacy Services 
1000 E 80th St
Bloomington, MN 55420

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Danielle Kluz 
Minnesota Alliance On Crime 

Training Objectives

Trauma and the Developing Brain
- Learn the characteristics of the developing brain.
- Know what dynamics adversely affect this neuro-sequential process.
- Learn how the biology of toxic stress impacts our behavior, our choices, and our future.

The Adverse Childhood Experience Study and Its Relevance to Our Lives
- Understand what the Adverse Childhood Experience Study is.
- Understand why adverse childhood experiences are important individually, in our community, and it the greater society.

The Intersection Between a Normal Adaptive Trauma Response and High-Risk Behavior
- Know the human response to trauma, the accumulation of stress, and the toxic stress effect.
- Learn coping mechanisms and early onset of high-risk behavior.

Who Should Attend?

This training is suited for all who work with victims - advocates, attorneys, law enforcement, etc.

About Karina Forrest-Perkins

Karina A. Forrest-Perkins is a national speaker and consultant on systems improvement and primary care integration within the behavioral health field. Ms. Forrest-Perkins also serves as the chief executive officer for Wayside Recovery Center (The Wayside House), a women’s chemical dependency and co-occurring treatment center in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Forrest-Perkins served as the president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota and Minnesota Communities Caring for Children. 

Ms. Forrest-Perkins has served as a staff member or task force appointee in three Oklahoma Governors’ administrations and is a current appointee to the Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on Medical Cannabis Research. In addition to her position as CEO of The Wayside House, she has served in executive roles in residential adolescent co-occurring treatment, outpatient co-occurring treatment, and substance abuse prevention. 

She currently consults as a subject matter expert (SME) for the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center, SAMHSA’s Center for Excellence on Opioid Abuse for Pregnant and Postpartum Women as well as a technical assistance SME on the intersection of historical trauma and prevention for SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies.

Ms. Forrest-Perkins is a 2017 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and lives in Robbinsdale with her husband, Jack, and cat, Gus. Their four children live in Oklahoma and Georgia.

Training Fees

MAC Members: No Charge
Non-MAC Members: $25.00

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Check-In: 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 to 10:30 am
Break: 10:30-10:45 am
Training: 10:45 to Noon
Adjourn: Noon

Travel Benefits for MAC Member Programs

MAC will provide mileage reimbursement for one vehicle per organization traveling more than 80 miles roundtrip. Mileage reimbursement forms will be available at the training.

Register Now!

This training is limited to 50 participants and we expect that places will fill quickly.