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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Members of The Alliance have offered trainings and workshops on the topic of psychological maltreatment to a wide range of legal and mental health professionals including child protection workers, social workers, psychiatrists, child welfare administrators, attorneys for the minor child, among others. Members are available to provide future trainings. 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

When Does Poor Parenting Cross Over Into Psychological Maltreatment?

April 29, 2020

Parenting is universally challenging and embedded in a dynamic context where outsiders can miss much of the shared meaning of ongoing interactions. This can make it difficult for even experienced clinicians to decide that particular parenting behaviors have moved from hurtful to abuse or neglect. This webinar a) briefly reviews the research on nonphysical parental behavior that has been shown to be universally harmful to children and youth (psychological maltreatment), b) reviews models that have been proposed and/or widely implemented for determining whether such behavior crosses the line from poor parenting to PM, and c) presents a decision framework for professionals working families. For more information, email us at info@psychologicalmaltreatment.org.

Psychological Maltreatment

October 21, 2020

Participants will learn about the history of the concept of psychological maltreatment as well as the five primary forms of psychological maltreatment and the research documenting their negative consequences for children’s development. Examples will be provided of each type of psychological maltreatment in order to provide participants with a complete understanding of the many manifestations this type of child maltreatment can take, relying on the revised definition developed by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Workshop leaders: Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D. and Mel Schneiderman, Ph.D.

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Psychological Maltreatment - A Central Issue in Violence Against Children

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

This workshop will present the fundamentals concerning its nature, forms, impact, risk factors, areas of harm and possibilities for intervention. Participants will learn about the six primary forms of psychological maltreatment and the research documenting their negative consequences for children’s development. Examples will be provided of each type of psychological maltreatment in order to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the many manifestations this type of child maltreatment can take. For more information, click here for the flyer or email us at info@psychologicalmaltreatment.org.

Train-the-Trainers

February 27-28, 2020

The Alliance developed a curricula to equip professionals with the skills to identify, intervene and prevent psychological maltreatment. To ensure the widest possible distribution of this resource, The Alliance developed a 2-day Train-the-Trainer program to provide child and family serving agencies with a curriculum and the skills to present the curriculum. The goal is to create a cadre of trainers who can deliver The Alliance's training module throughout their agency, community and/or state. For more information about the Train-the-Trainer program, click here for the flyer or email us at info@psychologicalmaltreatment.org.

 

William Randolph Hearst Program

November 13, 2019

Participants were provided information about the six primary forms of psychological maltreatment and the research documenting their negative consequences for children’s development. Examples were provided of each type of psychological maltreatment in order to provide participants with a complete understanding of the many manifestations this type of child maltreatment can take, relying on the revised definition developed by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Psychological Maltreatment Summit

October 27-29, 2019

The Child Psychological Maltreatment Summit embodied a 2.5 day think-tank, deliberative working program of international, national, and Indiana experts on psychological maltreatment as well as child protection, health, development, education, resiliency, and well-being. It was only the second international program on the topic, following the 1983 International Conference on the Psychological Abuse of Children and Youth (both held in Indianapolis and sponsored by Lilly Endowment). The Summit was an initiative of the Psychological Maltreatment Alliance with the Haruv Institute and the National Foundation to end Child Abuse and Neglect as partners.  The intent of the summit was to produce an agenda applicable at international, national and state levels to identify, generate, and recommend priorities and provide guidance to achieve needed advances in research, law, policy, and practices to reduce/eliminate child psychological maltreatment in ways which will simultaneously promote well-being. Indiana involvement was included to assure the benefits of perspectives from experts with directly-related responsibilities and opportunities for creating and implementing models, policies, programs, and practices that would test and realize the agenda. 

Psychological Maltreatment - A Central Issue in Violence Against Children

February 13, 2019

This webinar presented Psychological Maltreatment fundamentals concerning its nature, forms, impact and possibilities for intervention. Participants were provided with information about the history of the concept of psychological maltreatment as well as the six primary forms of psychological maltreatment and the research documenting their negative consequences for children’s development. Examples were provided of each type of psychological maltreatment in order to provide participants with a complete understanding of the many manifestations this type of child maltreatment can take. Attention was given to the questions, comments and interests of participants and opportunities were offered to inform and cooperate in future developments.