2023 Inaugural TraumaTALKS Conference

Friday, February 24, 8am – 4pm | Children’s Assessment Center, Houston

This one-day symposium focuses on the impact of trauma on marginalized
youth populations and best practices for supporting recovery.

Chester Street Foundation brings together clinicians, researchers, and experts on childhood trauma for
this inaugural TraumaTALKS Conference. During this one-day symposium participants will hear from
experts in their respective fields on how to recognize trauma in marginalized youth populations and
best practices for helping children on their road to recovery.

This conference is ideal for students, educators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and
advocates.

The TraumaTALKS Conference is approved by Texas Psychological Association (TPA): Six Professional
Development credits available for psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

Pricing

  • $50 Students/Community not seeking PD’s ($35 Virtual)
  • $75 Professionals seeking PD’s ($60 Virtual)
  • $64 Texas Psychological Association members ($45 Virtual)

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Presenters & Sessions

THE TRAUMA OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Nicole Dorsey, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Director, Therapy and Psychological Services, The Children’s Assessment Center

This presentation will discuss the prevalence of child sexual abuse, signs, and symptoms,
as well as the short-term and long-term effects of sexual abuse.  In addition, there will
be a brief discussion regarding intervention strategies.

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AN INTROSEPCTIVE LOOK AT TRAUMA AND THE NEED FOR SELF-CARE

Ann Friedman, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum, Mind Body Spirit Institute of The Jung Center &  Shawn Alex Nemeth, Founding Director and CEO, Chester Street Foundation

Many of us may not recognize the trauma that is wired in our own body and brain until it is triggered. If we are to help children heal, we must also examine trauma’s effects within ourselves. Discover how trauma may be preventing you from being fully available for others and identify three ways for self-care.

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TRAUMA AND THE JUVENILE LEGAL SYSTEM

Florencia Iturri, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

Find out how past traumatic experiences can pave the way for youth to enter the juvenile legal system and how participation in the system continues to perpetuate trauma for youth. We will explore the prevalence of trauma among this population and how it may present differently than in other youth.

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TRAUMA AND LGBTQ+ YOUTH

Megan A. Mooney, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist and Past President of the Texas Psychological Association

This presentation will provide a review of research demonstrating the disproportionate risk of trauma for LGBTQ+ youth and affirming practices to support them in the aftermath of trauma.

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TRAUMA AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: WHAT PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW

D. Kenneth Montfort, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist and Co-founder, Montfort Psychology Associates

Discover how individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder are vulnerable to traumatic stress and considerations for treating traumatic stress in this special population.

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TRAUMA AMONG IMMIGRANT YOUTH: PREVALENCE AND CONSEQUENCES

Amanda Venta, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor, University of Houston
Alfonso Mercado, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and President, Texas Psychological Association

Learn the types of trauma commonly faced by immigrant youth as well as the effects of trauma on their long-term adaptation.

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Help Us Spread the Word
Please download our 2023 TraumaTALKS Conference flyer and share with other professionals working with children.
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Questions?
For additional information please contact shawn@chesterstreetfoundation.org.