Brain Development and the Effects of Maltreatment on Development

Odds are often stacked against a child who has experienced maltreatment, stress or trauma in their life. Brain cells network with other brain
cells through one’s life experiences, and deprivation of those experiences
impact significantly on the child’s development. Maltreatment, stress, or
trauma also has a major impact on the child’s functioning and development. Attendees will gain information to help them understand the behaviors of children, particularly when they have been maltreated and/or
diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder, borderline
personality disorder, and childhood bipolar disorder. Resiliency is a concept that may provide the hope practitioners can use to build a network
of protective factors around the child so their life’s outcomes can be successful.
Brain Development and the
Effects of Maltreatment
on Development
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their
ability to effectively care for clients by being able to:
 Discuss basic brain development in infants, school-aged children and
 Describe the relationships between brain development and child
maltreatment, stress and/or trauma
 Define resiliency and identify risk and protective factors in a child’s
life to build success into their outcomes in life;
as well as implement these skills in their daily practice.
March 17, 2015
Edwin W. Monroe AHEC Conference Center
Venture Tower Drive, Greenville
Sponsored by:
This workshop will be highly beneficial for child and adolescent service
providers, including child mental health therapists, counselors, and clinicians in clinical, residential, or outpatient settings. This also includes family therapists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, early intervention workers, guardian ad litem workers, public health
providers, juvenile court counselors, school personnel, at-risk youth personnel, integrated care and healthcare professionals, youth ministers/
clergy, substance use clinicians, case managers, family violence staff,
nurses and all other interested professionals.
Brain Development and the Effects of Maltreatment on Development
Jodi Flick, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the
UNC-CH School of Social Work and a counselor with the Chapel Hill Police
Department’s Crisis Unit. Ms. Flick has provided direct client services in
out-patient and in-patient mental health, in emergency poverty relief services and in medical social work, with over 30 years clinical experience.
She has been actively involved in volunteer work and community organization around social justice and service issues. In addition, Ms. Flick has considerable experience teaching at conferences, colleges, and local organizations. Jodi receives outstanding evaluations from participants and is
known for her engaging presentation style and providing practical, helpful
Category A-NC Psychology Credit: This program will provide 5.5 hours of
(Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists.
No partial credit will be given.
Contact Hours: Certificates reflecting 5.5 contact hours of education will
be awarded at the completion of the program.
National Board for Certified Counselors Credit (NBCC): Eastern AHEC is an
NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer
NBCC- approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (Provider #5645)
8:30 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
10:45 am
11:15 am
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm
4:30 pm
Normal Brain Development from Infancy
through Adolescence
How Environment Changes Brain Development
How Environment Changes Brain Development
Effects of Trauma, Stress, and Maltreatment on the
Developing Brain
LUNCH (on your own)
Effects of Trauma, Stress, and Maltreatment on the
Developing Brain (continued)
Disorders of Child Maltreatment
Resiliency: Risk and Protective Factors
Evidence-based Treatments for Trauma
North Carolina Infant-Toddler Personnel: Certificates for up to 5.5 contact
hours of education will be awarded at the completion of the program.
You will receive handouts for this workshop in your confirmation email. Please
be sure we have your correct email so that you will receive the handouts.
Please be sure to print your handouts prior to the event and bring them to the
workshop, as there will be none available at the event. The program evaluation
will be sent immediately following the program to the email address on your
registration form. Once the evaluation has been completed, your certificate will
be available.
Public School Personnel Renewal Credit: Certificates for up to 5.5 contact
hours of education will be awarded at the completion of the program.
Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (SAC): Application has been
made to the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
for 5.5 hours of General Skill Building hours.
Please bring a sweater or jacket to ensure your comfort.
This program is being held at the Edwin W. Monroe AHEC Conference Center
(adjacent to the Eastern AHEC Office Building-Venture Tower) located on Venture Tower Drive in Greenville, NC. Parking is available in the lots marked Monroe Conference Center Parking Only (two rows in front of the building and in
the lot located to the right of the building).
Maps at
Brain Development and the Effects of Maltreatment on Development
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Received after March 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100.00
The registration fee includes program materials, credit, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the reduced
registration fee by registering on or before March 10, 2015. If you register early and must subsequently cancel, a full refund will be made
through March 10, 2015. No refunds will be made thereafter, but a substitute may attend. We would appreciate advance notification of any
substitutes so that we can prepare materials in that person’s name.
NOTE: If you register, do not attend, and do not cancel by the March 10
deadline, you or your agency will be billed for the full amount.
Participants who pay with a credit card may fax their completed registration form to (252)744-5229. Those paying with check (made payable to
Eastern AHEC) should mail the completed registration form and check
Eastern AHEC
Attn: Registration
PO Box 7224
Greenville, NC 27835-7224
If you would like more information on the program, please call Mental
Health Education at (252) 744-5215.
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