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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers: Moving from Awareness to Practice

Start Date: 6/10/2021 12:30 PM EDT
End Date: 6/10/2021 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: ZOOM

WV  United States  25314

Organization Name: WVPCA

John Kennedy
Email: john.kennedy@wvpca.org
Phone: (304) 346-0032

Please join the WVPCA for Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers:  Moving from Awareness to Practice on Thursday, June 10, 2021, presented by Dr. Audrey Stillerman.  Being trauma aware has been promoted for several years. As a result, there is an increase of awareness of the effects of stress, adversity, and trauma on people’s lives. The evidence is clear that the effects of child neglect and abuse, as well as other forms of traumatic stress, impact the health, mental health, and behavior of individuals.

This virtual learning opportunity will describe the challenges in moving from being trauma aware to implementing trauma-informed care in SBHCs. There will be a short review of the lifelong effects of trauma while identifying the steps in becoming a trauma- informed SBHC. The discussion will also include the benefits of integrated care in SBHCs and how to identify and over-come barriers to the integrated care model. Finally, the presenter will discuss the implications for trauma-informed care for staff.

The presenter, Dr. Stillerman has extensive experience in delivering trauma-informed education and services directly in SBHCs.  This webinar will guide SBHCs through the process of moving from trauma-informed to trauma-responsive care in the context of an integrated care model.

By practicing trauma-informed care, SBHCs can implement effective practices to support students with trauma exposure.  In doing this, it increases student resilience and hope for a more healthy and productive life.

Audrey Stillerman, MD, ABFM, ABIHM is the Associate Director of Medical Affairs for the University of Illinois Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships and the Medical Director for the School Health Center Program at UI Health as well as at PCC Steinmetz. Dr. Stillerman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UIC Department of Family Medicine. She is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine; since 1991, she has been providing comprehensive care for the whole family, from babies to senior citizens.
Following this webinar, participants will:

  • Describe the lifelong effects of trauma, recovery needs, and implementation of trauma-focused treatment interventions.
  • Identify steps in the process of becoming a trauma-informed SBHC.
  • Identify and overcome barriers to integrated care model in SBH.
  • Will learn about the implications of trauma-informed care for staff.
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Primary Care and Behavioral Health staff in School Based Health Centers.

This event is intended only for Community Health Center Staff.

Registration closes on June 9, 2021 at NOON.

Marketing Release: Classes or events sponsored by the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) may be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. Attendance at a WVPCA class or event constitutes the consent of all attendees. The future broadcast, publication, or other use of photographs, videos, or recordings is solely at the discretion of WVPCA.

Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) award totaling $1,267,318.00 with approximately 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov. 


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/9/2021 12:00 PM

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