Professional Development

DIS{RU}PT Trauma Conference

Thursday, May 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM


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DIS{RU}PT Trauma Conference

Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care is proud to invite you to the first Annual DIS[RU]PT Trauma Conference.

The goal of this course is to explore current research related to trauma including trauma identification, assessment, and treatment. Specifically, we are interested in learning how to disrupt the challenges that trauma creates for people and inspire resilience.

Target Audience:  School Staff, Psychologists, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Certified Counselors, Peer Support Specialists and others who support people living with histories of trauma.


1 . Examine recent research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the link between chronic childhood stress and increased physical and mental health disorders including effects of “common” adversity, gender, and epigenetics.

2. Explore science-based approaches to promote healing and resiliency that can be used by mental health practitioners, educators, and behavioral health specialists.

3. Produce personal resiliency strategies for caregivers and participants by using three (3) questionnaires—the ACE Questionnaire, the Resiliency Questionnaire, and the Joy Quotient Questionnaire--and “Writing to Heal” exercises.

4. Recognize how the science of ACE's translates to understanding our selves.

5. Integrate practices that take ACE's into the classroom, school and therapy setting.

6. Identify barriers and facilitators of relationship connectedness with trauma exposed youth.

7. List strategies to create trauma informed and culturally responsive classrooms for trauma-exposed youth.

Professional Contact Hours

Please Note – to receive documentation for continuing education, all participants must:

Arrive on time, sign in, and be present for the entire session.

Submit a completed evaluation form and certificate request with signed attestation and code at the end of the program.

Partial credits will not be issued to participants arriving late or leaving early.

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Last Updated: 04/04/18