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2014 Webinar Series: Supporting Children Affected by Parental Co-occurring Disorders

Recordings of the 2014 Webinar Series are available for viewing. In partnership with the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences, the National AIA Resource Center is pleased to offer CEUs for this annual webinar series. Participants can earn two CEUs for each webinar. To register for CEUs, visit AATBS.

Promoting Protective Caregiving Roles for Parents with Co-occurring Disorders
Presenter: Kathleen Sciacca, M.A.
Date: February 26, 2014

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up
Presenter: Mary Dozier, Ph.D.
Date: March 18, 2014

Empowering Children in Families Impacted by Substance Use, Mental Illness, and HIV/AIDS
Presenter: Carla Elia, Ph.D.
Date: April 3, 2014

For information, contact Training and Events Coordinator, Ellen Lenzi, at lenzi@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0744.

 

Webinar 1

Promoting Protective Caregiving Roles for Parents with Co-occurring Disorders
Presenter: Kathleen Sciacca, M.A.
Date: February 26, 2014

Kathleen SciaccaThis webinar will provide an overview of challenges faced by parents with co-occurring disorders, as well as risk factors pertaining to their children. An understanding of the effects of parental symptomology is critical for clinicians to effectively engage with clients. Specific methods intended to increase clients’ sense of parental responsibility to promote child safety and well being will be offered. Approaches will include dual diagnosis treatment, client-centered communication and motivational interviewing skills and strategies. Suggestions for support, interventions and a family approach to treatment will be featured.

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Presenter Bio:
Kathleen Sciacca, MA, is a forerunner in the development of treatment methods, program development and comprehensive services for Mental Illness, Drug Addiction, and Alcoholism (MIDAA)®. Her programs have been replicated across the country. Ms. Sciacca is a national consultant, lecturer, workshop leader, and a former Director of the MIDAA Training Site for Program and Staff Development, New York State Office of Mental Health. She has authored articles, book chapters and a training video, Integrated Treatment for MIDAA, included in the Library of Congress. Her work has been reviewed by TIME magazine, and she participated with a panel of experts in developing the consensus report: SAMHSA’s Best Practice Guidelines for Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders.

 

Webinar 2

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up
Presenter: Mary Dozier, Ph.D.
Date: March 18, 2014

Mary Dozier, Ph.D.Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up is a home-based 10-session intervention for high-risk parents and their infants or toddlers. The intervention is designed to enhance parental nurturance, parent-child synchrony and delight, and to decrease frightening behavior. This webinar will present the rationale for each of the intervention components followed by implementation strategies. Finally, evidence will be presented regarding the effectiveness of the intervention in enhancing child attachment, security, normalizing cortisol production, and improving executive functioning.

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Presenter Bio:
Mary Dozier, Ph.D., is a Professor and Amy E. du Pont Chair of Child Development at the University of Delaware. She is the Principal Investigator of the School’s Infant Caregiver Project. Her interests in understanding connections between experience, brain development, and behavior have led to the ABC intervention techniques, a practical application of findings from years of research. Dr. Dozier graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Since coming to Delaware, Dr. Dozier has studied the development of young neglected children and young foster children and developed training programs for their caregivers. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) continuously since 1989 through efficacy trials, career development awards, and large research grants. She is the recipient of the Bowlby- Ainsworth Award for Translational Research on Adoption and the NIMH Innovation Nomination.

 

Webinar 3

Empowering Children in Families Impacted by Substance Use, Mental Illness, and HIV/AIDS
Presenter: Carla Elia, Ph.D.
Date: April 3, 2014

Carla Elia, Ph.D.The session will focus on teaching clinical skills derived from an evidence-based intervention targeting the needs of school-age children of parents living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and substance abuse. The webinar will highlight the core elements of the intervention (e.g., cognitive behavioral skills), and explain how to assist clients in integrating these skills into everyday life, thus creating positive behavior change. In addition, the session will discuss how to provide children with a set of skills to cope with the various challenges of living in a family affected by these complex issues.

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Presenter Bio:
Carla Elia, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with a clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles. In her practice, she treats adolescents and adults with mood disorders, substance use, and HIV. Her consulting practice involves developing and facilitating trainings for various organizations and health departments on evidence-based interventions (EBIs) for individuals and families infected and/or affected with HIV. Previously, Dr. Elia was the clinical supervisor and training and adaptation coordinator at the UCLA Center for Community Health. She developed and facilitated trainings on interventions designed for youth with HIV with representatives from the CDC, Prevention Training Centers and local CBOs from across the country. She has been a facilitator on several manualized cognitive behavioral HIV interventions. She was also a consultant for the CDC and a clinical supervisor for staff at a community mental health clinic.