Weitzman ECHO Childhood Trauma (March 1, 2024)
This program meets on the first and third Friday of every month from 12-1pm ET / 9-10am PT.
Weitzman ECHO Childhood Trauma connects primary care medical, behavioral health, and school-based health providers to expert faculty from primary care and school-based settings to improve care for youth experiencing trauma. At each of the 14 ECHO sessions, didactic presentations are first delivered by the ECHO's expert faculty, and then participating providers present and discuss their real pediatric patient cases to assist providers to better care for children, adolescents, and their families. This ECHO is a longer-term continuing education program to create a virtual community for providers and care team members to receive guidance from peers and experts throughout the 7-month program and beyond.
This ECHO series focuses on valuable topics that improve care for pediatric populations experiencing trauma, including:
- Trauma-Informed Care Approach
- Screening and Assessment for those Experiencing Trauma
- Family Engagement
- Trauma Awareness in Schools
- Early Childhood Trauma
- Self-care strategies
This ECHO series is now enrolling primary care medical, behavioral health, and school-based health providers nationally. CME, CNE, CPE, and CEU credits will be provided for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and social workers, among others, by Community Health Center, Inc., an accredited provider through Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:
- Medical Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs)
- Behavioral Health Providers (Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers)
- Pediatric care team members
Related to children, adolescents, and their families who are experiencing trauma and its aftermath, by the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Utilize evidence-based strategies to assess and treat patients throughout childhood and adolescence.
- Apply a trauma-informed care approach in primary care and school-based health settings.
- Demonstrate the impact that cultural lenses, such as race, ethnicity, neurodiversity, gender, and sexual orientation, have on access and quality of care for patients and their families.
- Implement self-care strategies for clients and providers to combat the impact of direct or vicarious exposure to trauma.
- Recognize the importance of addressing social determinants of health and assisting patients and their families in navigating systems.
Acknowledgement of Support
Childhood Trauma ECHO is supported by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.
This ECHO meets on the first and third Friday of every month from 12-1pm ET / 9-10am PT. Below are the dates of the remaining sessions:
- October 20, 2023
- November 3, 2023
- November 17, 2023
- December 1, 2023
- December 15, 2023
- January 5, 2024
- January 19, 2024
- February 2, 2024
- February 16, 2024
- March 1, 2024
- March 15, 2024
- April 5, 2024
- April 19, 2024
- May 3, 2024
Georgette Harrison, EdM, LPC earned her Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds an Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut, a rostered trauma-informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy clinician, a trainer for Attachment-Regulation-Competency treatment model, as well as a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Before coming to CGC, Ms. Harrison served as Training Director for the Child First National Program Office, helping develop, coordinate and deliver in-person and distance learning trainings for Child First staff in Connecticut, Florida and North Carolina. Her clinical experience includes serving as the Director of Clinical Services for Integrated Wellness Group, and bilingual clinician at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Child and Family Guidance Clinic. Her research experience includes serving as the Database Manager and Neuropsychological Testing Coordinator at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Jessica Welt, PsyD is the CEO & Clinical Director of the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) and joined Community Health Center Inc.’s leadership team when CHC became an affiliate in January 2020. She continues to provide administrative and clinical leadership to CGC’s programs that provide mental and behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and families in Lower Fairfield County. Dr. Welt is also a clinical supervisor in the APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program, specializing in training interns and staff in risk assessment and crisis management, grief, trauma-informed care, and group psychotherapy.
Naomi Schapiro, RN, PhD, CPNP-PC is a pediatric nurse practitioner and a Professor Emeritx of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California San Francisco. She has over thirty years’ experience working with children and adolescents, including immigrant families, incarcerated youth and survivors of child sexual abuse, and currently volunteers in a pediatric clinic for asylum applicants. She has provided health care to low-income adolescents in full scope pediatric and adolescent primary care clinics and school-based health centers for over 25 years. Dr. Schapiro has championed the practice of integrated, trauma-informed primary care and behavioral health and the teaching of enhanced behavioral health skills to pediatric primary care providers in school-based health centers and other primary care clinics serving low-income youth, immigrants and young people of color. Her research has focused on trauma and trauma and resilience for Latinx unaccompanied and other newcomer immigrant youth, including family reunification, adaptation strategies, and appropriate screening and interventions for trauma symptoms. Dr. Schapiro has conducted national and regional academic, conference and community workshops in English and Spanish on adolescent confidentiality and access to care, child maltreatment awareness and reporting, impact of ACES on lifelong development, trauma-informed care and immigrant health.
Terence Fitzgerald, PhD, MEd, MSW as of September 2022, is an internal consultant with the National Council of Mental Wellbeing. He was previously a clinical associate professor of social work at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Fitzgerald grew up in Champaign, Illinois, where he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts, a master's degree in both school social work and educational leadership, and a doctorate in education policy studies. He is a racial scholar who focuses on racial and economic inequity in public and higher education that targets males of color and low socioeconomic white males. For 15 years, Fitzgerald first worked at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as a school social worker in racially and economically diverse settings in Illinois. He has also worked with social justice grassroots organizations that focus on marginalized children and families. In addition, he has professional experience with aligning curricula to meet state and federal requirements, program and curriculum evaluation, improving racial climate and curriculum, policies, and program evaluations. Examples of his research on racism and gender can be seen in his soon-to-be-released book: Whitered Kings: Hip Hop, Escapism, Racial Oppression, and Drugs, Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans, and White Prescriptions: The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Males. His expertise can also be found in numerous articles nationally and internationally.
Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.
Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.
No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.
In support of improving patient care, this activity was planned and implemented by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and Moses/Weitzman Health System and its Weitzman Institute and is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
By completing this activity, you provide Moses/Weitzman Health System Inc. the permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CMEThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 ACE/ASWBThrough Joint Accreditation Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
- 1.00 ACPEThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
- 1.00 ADA CERPThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
- 1.00 ANCCThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
- 1.00 APAThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
- 1.00 CDRThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
- 1.00 Participation Hour(s)If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
- Please register for this activity prior to the start of the first session you wish to attend.
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- This online activity requires use of a device connected to the Internet, such as a computer tablet or mobile device.
- The activity will take place over Zoom, which must be accessed directly from within the activity.