Family Mental Health Conference 2014

This year’s Family Mental Health Conference focuses on Understanding Trauma: Recognizing and Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). The Conference is on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10am-3pm at (check-in/networking: 9:00-9:45) at The Wildey School 2040 State Route 50, Wildey Center in Owensville, Ohio.

Conference Facilitators

Tracey DuEst M.Ed., RAD Coalition

Anne Mangold, Positive Pathways, owner, LISW-S

Morning session: 10:00a-12:00p

Building Understanding & Empathy for Children with PTSD & RAD

During the morning session participants will learn how to identify the symptoms of both PTSD and RAD. They will be introduced to different treatment approaches to address both aspects. In addition, participants will learn about trauma and the resulting issues that emerge. They will identify what happens to the brain that makes changes to the functions. They will witness several objective tests that show the results to the body through utilizing Neurogistics’ urine sample results and seeing the neurotransmitters and how they are affected. They will look at Brain Balance’s complete report and the learning lags (academically, socially, and emotionally) that are clearly identified. Finally, they will journey with Nancy Thomas and other experienced practitioners to discover why children with PTSD & RAD act the way they do.

Lunch: 12:00-12:45:

Afternoon Session: 12:45p-2:45p

Practical Applications & Strategies for Parenting Children with PTSD and RAD

The afternoon session will focus entirely on strategies to help parents continue to build healthy, loving relationships with their children. A parent panel will also be featured to help gain additional insight about strategies that have been both successful and ineffective with their children. Demonstrations, handouts, & other resources will be provided.

Those who should attend:

Parents, foster parents, other family members, and service providers supporting youth with challenges due to the effects of trauma

Cost: $10 for training. CEUs available @ $ 10.00…registration will be posted on Child Focus website. Sponsored by Families Connected of Clermont County, Clermont County Developmental Disabilities, Child Focus, Inc. and Common Threads Network. For information, call jean Houston @ 513-732-5034