Effective Providers at APA’s Convention

Effective Providers to host a workshop and debut a DVD on treatments for victimized children and adolescents

The Violence Prevention Office’s  Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence Program (EP Program) will host two events -- funded in part by a grant awarded to the APA by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime -- at the 2012 APA Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.:

  • On Thursday, Aug. 2, the EP Program’s 7-CE workshop, “Increasing the Effectiveness of Providers for Child Victims of Violence and Trauma,” will give mental health professionals a detailed overview of six empirically supported trauma assessment tools and five evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments for use with victimized children and adolescents. Michael de Arellano, PhD, professor and licensed clinical psychologist for the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, will lead the workshop. Participants will learn about the risk factors and consequences of children’s exposure to violence; the role of diversity and culture on victimization; strategies for selecting effective trauma assessment tools and evidence-based treatments; a family-centered, culturally sensitive, collaborative treatment approach; strategies for clinicians’ self-care; and resources for accessing in-depth training and technical assistance on evidence-based treatments for child victims of violence and trauma. Enroll at the APA Convention CE page or call (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991, and ask for the “Effective Providers” workshop (CE Workshop #108).  Participants do not need to register for the APA Convention to register for this CE workshop.

  • On Friday, Aug. 3, the EP Program will debut a DVD entitled “EP Community Workshop Guide for EP Trainers.” This instructional DVD was developed to assist the program’s trained professionals (EP Trainers) in conducting one day trauma-focused CE workshops in communities across the country, in support of the program’s goal of increasing mental health professionals’ capacity to provide effective treatments to children victimized by violence. The DVD will be presented at a booth adjacent to the Division 37 Social Hour on Friday, August 3 from 6:00 p.m.-7:50 p.m. at the Peabody Orlando Hotel, Celebration Room #2. The DVD will also be available on the EP Program’s Facebook page, website, and partnering websites.

For more information about the EP Program, contact Julia da Silva by email or by phone at (202) 336-5817, or visit the EP Program website.