2015 Round Table
From Knowledge to Application: Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach into Practice with Young Children and Families
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Networking
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Round Table
Northstar Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus
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About the Round Table
The Minnesota Round Table is a conference
that brings together a panel of state-level and nationally known experts on children's issues for
a lively discussion of a topic at the
forefront of research and practice.
Following a unique format that has
ensured its success for 40 years, colleagues
sitting at the Round Table respond to
questions posed by the moderator. They are
encouraged to reflect, explore intuitive
hunches, and challenge each other's ideas in
an open, constructive environment.
About the 2015 Round Table
Minnesota practitioners across disciplines including child welfare, early childhood education, and community mental have participated in training on Trauma-Informed Care. The next step is integrating this information into programs and day-to-day interactions with children and families to reflect deep understanding of child development, family systems, and the ways trauma can impact children's functioning over time. The 2015 Round Table features community leaders sharing ways they integrate trauma knowledge and child development into both systems and direct interactions. The interdisciplinary conversation, moderated by Anne Gearity, will examine how trauma work is unfolding across the state and identify challenges to implementing trauma- informed principles. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate with these experts in taking next steps to build services and supports for many children and their families.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Networking
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Welcome and Moderated Panel Presentation: Ideas Sound Good But Implementation is Challenging
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Moderator Summary: Revisiting Imperative Trauma-informed Principles
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm: Moderated Audience Discussion: What To Do To Make Trauma-informed Interventions Work In Our Commmunity
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm: Closing
Anne Gearity, Ph.D., LICSW, Community Faculty at University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Clinical Faculty at Department of Child Psychiatry, and faculty in the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program.
Dr. Gearity has a mental health practice with children, adolescents and adults; does community consultation; and developed an innovative intervention model for very at-risk young children presenting with aggressive behaviors in collaboration with the Washburn Center for Children. This manual is available for download from the Washburn Center. Dr. Gearity is currently working intensely with Minneapolis Public Schools to change attitudes and teaching approaches with very stressed children.
- Linda Billman, Supervisor, Olmsted County Child Protection
- Bree Bussey, Community Programs Coordinator, University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies
- Jane Ellison, Manager, St. Cloud area Thrive; Faculty, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program
- Michele Fallon, Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
- Jill Hennes, Reflective Practice Consultant, Minnesota Department of Health
- Sharon Henry-Blythe, Director, Visible Child Initiative, Family Housing Fund
- Marlys Johnson, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Health Consultant
This event is free but registration is required.
Deadline to Register: February 18, 2015
Clock Hour Certificates
Certificates for 3 clock hours will be available (general, administrative, and social work)
Contact Deb Ottman at email@example.com or 612-624-7395.
Center for Advanced Studies
in Child Welfare (CASCW)
Center for Early Education
The 2015 Round Table was
supported in part by grant
awarded to the Center for Advanced Studies
in Child Welfare, School of Social Work at
the University of Minnesota.
Grant funds are provided
under Title IV-E of the
Social Security Act and made
available through the Minnesota Department of
Human Services, Children
and Family Services
Find video, audio, presentation handouts,
and recommended additional resources from
past Round Tables.