Upcoming Conferences:

Past Trauma Conferences

​● Out of the Darkness: Awareness, Protection and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking


● Girls and the Juvenile Justice System


​● Understanding Trauma and Attachment Theory


​● Vicarious Trauma and Self Care


● Trauma, Race, Class and Gender


● Trauma Informed Care


​● Managing Stress: Minimizing the Impact of Violence on Youth


​● Managing Stress: Coping Mechanisms for Economic Fatigue


● Psychophysiology of Trauma


Understanding Trauma: The Pervasive and Invasive Effects of Trauma in the Lives of Adolescents ​


Effects of Complex Trauma on the Health, Social and Emotional Development, and School Functioning of Children and Youth


​​ ​For Lawyers: Understanding Trauma​​


● Gender Responsive Theory and Trauma


● Attachment Theory and Trauma


● Trauma Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Effective Trauma Informed Treatment Strategies for working adolescents and TAY


Friday, April 21, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 noon

1380 Howard Street, Room 515


Presenter: Nicky MacCallum

Department of Children, Youth and Families.


Training Goals

  • To increase understanding of the difference between client experience and clinical diagnosis when discussing and treating trauma
  • To increase awareness of the client’s potential trauma experience within a socio-ecological context
Powerpoint link

Interested in Purchasing our Understanding Trauma Presentation DVD?

Presenter Gena Castro Rodriguez, LMFT has her October 4th, 2012 Trauma Conference presentation available on DVD now for $25.

The young people we work with have significant histories of trauma, yet many of us don't really understand what it is, how it affects youth and what can be done about it. Anger, substance abuse, self harm, poor relationships, education and employee deficits, and even poor health can all be symptoms of trauma that are missed every day. This introduction to trauma will provide a framework for understanding the origins, developmental effects and treatment for those working with adolescent and young adult clients.

Gena Castro Rodriguez is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has provided individual, family, couple and group therapy for nine years. She is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches. She also has advanced training in trauma treatment, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ITP), and Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR). Ms. Castro Rodriguez specializes in work with women, young adults, and adolescents.