Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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Cornerstone Advocacy Service 
1000 E 80th St
Bloomington, MN 55420

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Danielle Kluz 
Minnesota Alliance On Crime 

Thank you for your interest in this training. It is now sold out and registration is closed. If you would like to join a waiting list, please email Danielle Kluz.

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.

Comments from Participants Who Attended This Training in November 2017:

  • This was by far the best, most informative training I have ever attended. Karina is a wealth of knowledge.
  • Absolutely fascinating to hear the latest research on how the brain responds to trauma. It shows how knowledgeable Karina is on this subject. 
  • Please host this again but in a larger space so I can send all of my staff!   
  • I love to hear Karina speak. She is so full of knowledge on such a vital topic. 

Who Should Attend?

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

MAC has been approved for 3 standard CLE credits for this training.

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: FREE

 Non-MAC Members: $35.00

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Fee cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration, MAC will refund your registration fee if you cancel on or before May 5, 2018. Please contact Danielle Kluz to do so.


Check-In: 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 to 10:30 am
Break: 10:30 to 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 100 miles one way. Mileage reimbursement forms will be available at the training.