Recorded on March 15, 2017
Child maltreatment has a wide range of short and long-term effects on the individual, family, and community, however; professionals implementing trauma informed practices can help to mitigate these effects and promote resilience and healing. During the webinar, you will review the impact of trauma and focus on strategies to address the mental health needs of victims, including tips for coordinating care among agencies investigating and prosecuting child maltreatment. Specific therapeutic models for treating trauma in children and adolescents will also be discussed.
Amanda Gopal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in sexual assault, PTSD, and sex trafficking. She received her Masters of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. Amanda is a trained EMDR therapist and is rostered in the state of North Carolina as a Trauma-Focused CBT clinician. Amanda is a national speaker and has provided numerous trainings on sex trafficking dynamics, clinical work with victims, and trauma informed interviews. She is currently the Clinical Supervisor for a mental health company in Asheville, NC. Amanda and her husband also run The Hundred Movement, an organization that engages faith communities in the aftercare for victims of sex trafficking.
Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to: * Identify the short and long term effects of child maltreatment * Leverage new strategies that helping professionals can use to promote resilience * Utilize therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of trauma
This webinar is primarily designed for Child Advocacy Center staff/members, social workers, LE, forensic interviewers, prosecutors, Juvenile Court personnel, first responders and other child serving professionals. * Community Member * Law Enforcement * Law Enforcement Support * Prosecutors * Social Workers * Victim Service Providers