March 2021 — Childhood Trauma: Addressing the Clinical Needs from Current and Historical Perspectives — Community Event

  • 03/12/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

Childhood Trauma:
Addressing the Clinical Needs from Current
and Historical Perspectives

March 12, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $45
(Funds paid to the Nadhenry / Calciano Foundation)

This is a Virtual Event

4 CEUs

Presented by:

Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D.

Founder of the Child Trauma Academy, Houston, Texas Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago

Martha Merchant, Psy.D.

Project Director for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network,
Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools,
University of California, San Francisco

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe how societal oppression is embedded in daily interactions and institutional policies and procedures in the education system and other public sector systems, as well as how these oppressions induce sociocultural trauma and push people from underserved communities out of education and systems of care.
  2. Participants will be able to apply key skills and strategies for addressing bias and mitigating sociocultural trauma to their own areas of work.
  3. Participants will gain skills in applying a cultural humility and equity lens to improve their trauma-informed practices of establishing safety and predictability, fostering compassionate and dependable relationships, facilitating collaboration and empowerment, and promoting resilience and healing.
  4. Participants will be able to provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experiences in defining the functional and physical organization of the brain.
  5. Participants will be able to describe the emerging clinical and research findings that show the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma on brain development in children, and describe the educational implications of a neurodevelopmental approach to children who experience ACEs.
  6. Participants will be able to identify the role of public policy, preventative practices, assessment, interventions, and classroom considerations in context of the impact of maltreatment on children’s emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, and physical health.
Participants will be able to identify how those with lived experience are impacted by trauma and how to best support them.

Program Schedule:

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Dr. Bruce Perry

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Dr. Martha Merchant

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 1:35 pm
Announcements regarding CEU/CME

1:35 pm – 2:00 pm
Local Perspectives: Voices from Within

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel Discussion:
Moderated by Dr. Jen Hastings Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Martha Merchant, Psy.D, Community member with lived experiences



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Please register in advance for this session.

Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor 4 hours continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SCC Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  CAMFT Provider #71620.

Cancellation Policy:
Requests for refunds made to the Calciano event at least five days before the start of the symposium will be granted. We reserve the right to cancel any class within five days prior to the class start date with a full refund to participants. We reserve the right to make program changes in the event of speaker illness, natural, or unforeseen disaster. No refunds will be made if the registrant does not attend the conference.

PLEASE NOTE: Certificate processing may take up to 45 days.

To receive course credit, one must provide name and license information, arrive on time, stay to the end of the program and complete and turn-in the course evaluation. Attendance codes will be provided and monitored through Zoom, which generates time stamps confirming join/leave times. Continuing education hours are not offered for breaks or lunch hour. Attendance and evaluation will be managed by Health Improvement Partnership (HIP) of Santa Cruz County, Continuing Medical Education provider. The program starts promptly at 10:00AM.

Grievance Policy for participants requesting CME/CEU:
To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance, please submit in writing via email to Heather Thomsen, HIP Program Manager at within one week of the event.

To request an accommodation, please reach to Heather Thomsen, HIP Program Manager at

Santa Cruz CAMFT is sharing the event with our community; we are not the organizers of this function. Thank you!

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