WEB110117 - Whitney Houston Had Something Right: Children Are Our Future
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In this workshop, learn about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, how to mitigate them, and the importance of building resilience to buffer children from toxic stress.This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern Time).

When: Wednesday November 1st, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson

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Webinar Registration by October 30, 2017: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Time).

This training was initially developed in 2015 by Home Forward (the regional housing authority in Portland, OR) and Women Strength (a self-defense options program offered through the Portland Police Bureau) to address safety concerns that Home Forward staff felt when working in direct service with housing program participants. The content will be presented as one 1.5-hour webinar and provides specific knowledge and awareness of de-escalation strategies that are effective with housing program participants. While the training is specifically designed to address the concerns of professionals working in the housing industry; the skills may also be transferable to many other types of situations, both professional and personal.

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators, Property Managers and other service providers

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn about the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, and the impact of increased ACE scores on risk to healthy brain development for children and adults.

2. Participants will learn about innovative prevention strategies that buffer children from toxic stress.

3. Participants will understand the importance of adults in building resilience in children.


Kristen Rector is the president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (PCAT).  As the organization’s CEO, Kristen leads the agency’s strategic management, finance, and administrative needs while also serving as a fierce advocate for Tennessee families. Kristen has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, and is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker in the state of Tennessee.  Her background in mental health, home visiting, and domestic violence gives her a strong understanding of both the family and community impact on childhood experiences and integrating community programming to prevent abuse and neglect from occurring. Kristen has provided trainings and workshops regarding the prevention of child maltreatment by reducing adversity and promoting community resilience at a variety of professional events. Kristen is a certified trainer for a number of national programs, including Healthy Families America, Circle of Parents, and Zero to Three. She serves as an appointed member of the Joint Task Force on Children’s Justice and Child Sexual Abuse and the Commissioner’s Children’s Advisory Council. 

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Core Area: Current Issues
Statutory Area: Mental Health Issues
Optional Area: Support Networks for Residents; Counseling and Advocacy