Trauma-Informed Approaches for Youth Who Have Experienced Violence

Trauma from violence can be a deeply distressing experience with lasting effects. Current best practices addressing this issue warrant a trauma-informed approach based on neuroscientific findings. This program will explore and provide practical approaches based on empirically informed interventions that promote health, well-being, and positive youth development. It builds on last year’s CCSME’s offering, Practice Self-Regulation™, and provides opportunities for clinicians to practice the neuroscience based exercises that address arousal and affect regulation, positive youth development, and pro-social decision making to ultimately prevent future violence. 



Joann Schladale, MS, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in positive youth development, sexual health, trauma, violence prevention, problem sexual behavior, and teen pregnancy prevention since 1981. She created the first Counselor Certification Programs at the University of Louisville for addressing violence and sexual harm by youth and continues to teach a variety of trauma informed courses to prevent violence, sexual abuse, and teen pregnancy. 

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  • 6 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 6 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 6 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 6 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.


Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch will be on your own.

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