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Responding to Domestic Violence: CII’s Integrated Wellness Approach to Group Treatment for Adult Victims

October 9, 2013

Presented by Leslie Anne Ross, Psy.D., Adriana Molina, LMFT and Susan Hess, LCSW

About the Event
This 6 hour training will provide participants with an overview of CII’s “Integrated Wellness” Domestic Violence (DV) Group Treatment Model. This model recognizes that traumatic experience is ‘held’ in the body and the importance of using integrative approaches that target reduction of post-traumatic stress symptoms and improvement of family functioning and parenting. The model addresses treatment of the domains of complex trauma, for children and adults who have experienced prolonged exposure to interpersonal violence. An overview of hands-on interventions, experiential exercises, and innovative wellness tools to use in working with children and adult victims will be offered. Participants will learn to integrate mindfulness, breathing, yoga, and movement based interventions with trauma treatment for DV in developmentally diverse group settings (i.e. for young children, school age children, adolescents, and adults). Issues related to culture, immigration, community violence, and multigenerational trauma will be discussed. This model is the culmination of 10 years of research and collaboration by CII with 1000 Joys, The Good Shepherd Domestic Violence Shelter and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The Trauma Informed Non-Violent Standards of Care (TINSOC ) guidelines developed by Echo Parenting and other DV providers in the Los Angeles area will also be introduced by Susan Hess. The intention of TINSOC is to provide a supportive network of providers within the DV community who are implementing trauma informed practices in residential environments in order to improve outcomes for families who have experienced violence.

Who Should Attend
Mental health providers working in the field of Domestic Violence with a special interest in working with children, social workers, administrators from public and private agencies, community members, service providers, and caregivers

Space is limited. Register today!

Standard Registration: $50 | $25 VPC Members | $25 CEs

For More Information:
Please email us at or 213.260.7604.

This training is a program of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy and presented by The Leadership Center at Children’s Institute.


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CEs are offered to PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRN. Course meets the qualifications for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #PCE 498. Children’s Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #CEP8409 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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