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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT OMAIRA  AT OSALAS@SNJPC.ORG.

Trauma: Highlighting Complexities in Maternal Mental Health & Addiction

This skills building workshop is intended for professional practitioners who provide care and treatment to childbearing women and their families. Speakers will present on topics related to trauma. This program is at an intermediate level for the practitioner. It is expected that the practitioner has a basic knowledge of Perinatal Depression and Loss, as well as Substance Use, including definitions, signs and symptoms and risk factors.

Topics include: Interventions for treating trauma in a clinical setting, perinatal loss and subsequent pregnancy, motherhood and addiction and the adoption process for both birth and adoptive parents.

Target Audience: Addiction Specialists, Case Managers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Nurses and Social Workers


May 6, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Camden County Boathouse
7050 North Park Drive | Pennsauken, NJ 08109

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE: $65
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2020


REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE: $75
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 22, 2020

(Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and continuing education certificate)

REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE PAID BY APRIL 22, 2020


LEARNING OUTCOME

NURSES: At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will self-report a knowledge gain on the impact of trauma in maternal mental health and addiction using a learner satisfaction scale.

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the four principles of S.E.L.F. 
  • Identify at least three of the 12 Core Concepts of Trauma 
  • Apply skills learned to clinical practice
  • Identify symptoms of psychological trauma parents experience in perinatal loss
  • List three fears of parents going through a Rainbow Pregnancy
  • Discover the challenges of men’s grief
  • Examine the addiction, treatment and recovery process for mothers with complex trauma histories 
  • Identify the core components of implementing a trauma informed substance abuse treatment model for pregnant and parenting women
  • Describe relationship-based interventions for mothers with substance use disorders and their children
  • Identify the members of the adoption triad and their roles
  • Differentiate between the gains and losses for the adoption triad
  • Examine loss and trauma as it relates to adoption
  • Define the benefits of open adoption in reducing the effects of adoption-related trauma

CONTINUING EDUCATION

LCADC, CADC, CPAS, CPS: Application has been made to the Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. to award 5 re-certification credit hours. A certificate will be handed to you immediately upon completion of all requirements.

NURSES: Participants who successfully complete 100% of this educational activity will receive 5 contact hours. No partial credit is given. The steps for successful completion are as follows: Attendance for the entire conference and a completed evaluation form within 3 business days. An evaluation form will be emailed at the conclusion of the activity. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation by the designated deadline, SNJPC will email a certificate of attendance within one week. Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative is approved as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by New State Nurses an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#106-2/2020 

SOCIAL WORKERS: Participants who successfully complete 100% of this educational activity will receive 5 contact hours. No partial credit is given. The steps for successful completion are as follows: Attendance for the entire conference (sign in/sign out times) and a completed evaluation form within 3 business days. An evaluation form will be emailed at the conclusion of the activity. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation by the designated deadline, SNJPC will email a certificate of attendance within one week. New Jersey Social Workers: An application to the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB NJCE) has been made for consideration of 5 continuing education credits (General Social Work).

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

This offering is presented in recognition of Maternal Mental Health Month, an international effort held each May to raise awareness about maternal mental health through a collective social media drive and country-based events.  


AGENDA

8:30 AM    Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM    Welcome

9:15 AM    How Do Mothers Who Have Experienced Trauma See Their S.E.L.F (Safety, Emotion, Loss and Future)? 
Angelle E. Richardson, PhD, LPC                                       

10:30 AM  Break

10:45 AM  Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Life Isn't Always Full of Sunshine 
Ann M. Coyle, BS-P, RNC-NIC, CPLC 

Noon       Lunch

1:00 PM   When Motherhood and Addiction Collide: Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorders 
Debra J. Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS                          

2:15 PM  Trauma in Adoption 
Christoper S. Peszka, MSS, LSW               

3:30 PM   Adjourn               

PRESENTERS

Angelle E. Richardson, PhD, LPC holds a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Dr. Richardson specializes in working with children and families impacted by adoption, foster care, grief and trauma. Dr. Richardson is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

Ann M. Coyle, BS-P, RNC-NIC, CPLC holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Ms Coyle is the Perinatal Bereavement Programs Manager at Virtua in Voorhees, NJ. She is an experienced NICU nurse and is the facilitator of the HOPING grief support group. Ms Coyle has presented at several SNJPC regional conferences.

Debra J. Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS holds a BA,  Ed M and both an MSW and DSW in Social Work. Dr Ruisard is the Consultant for Trauma Informed Care at The Center for Great Expectations, a non-profit agency in Somerset, NJ that provides trauma informed treatment to pregnant and parenting women with mental health and substance use issues. 

Christopher S. Peszka, MSS, LSW holds a Master’s degree in Social Service and is a licensed social worker in New Jersey. He is the Regional and District Supervisor at Adoptions From The Heart, a private NJ licensed adoption agency with over 30 years of experience working with children and families in both foster care and adoption.

CANCELLATION & REFUND

The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to low registration or inclement weather. Registrants will be notified of cancellation via email. For refund and/or ADA requests, please contact Omaira Salas at osalas@snjpc.org.

GRIEVANCE/COMPLAINTS

Each grievance/complaint is addressed on an individual basis by the conference planning committee members. Participants may contact Quinn Ingemi at qingemi@snjpc.org. Participants seeking Social Work CE credits may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if an attendee is displeased with the results of the process.

ACCOMODATIONS FOR DISABILITIES

For special requests and accommodations, please contact Omaira Salas at osalas@snjpc.org or 856-675-5301.

DISCLOSURES

The planning committee, presenters and content reviewers have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Nursing: Disclosure forms are required and they are reviewed for issues. There is no commercial support for this program. Speakers are required to present balanced and unbiased presentations. The presentation content has been reviewed and any bias has been eliminated.

GREEN INITIATIVE

In an effort to be green, presentations will not be printed, but instead will be available online a week in advance. You will receive an email when they are available.

This Offering is presented by the Postpartum Wellness Initiative for South Jersey and the Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project (programs of the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative) with funding from the New Jersey Department of Health. 

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