APSAC & New York Foundling
Webinar Series

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APSAC and the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling are proud to present the APSAC & Foundling Educational Webinar Series. Join us for in-depth conversations with leading experts in the field of child maltreatment. See the full schedule of 2021 webinars below. See here for information on Continuing Education Credit for the APSAC & Foundling Webinar Series. For more information or questions about registration, contact the Fontana Center

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What do Red States and Blue States Tell us About Religion, Parenting, and Corporal Punishment in America?

Tuesday, October 6

2 PM ET - 3 PM ET

Drawing from recent research from the Pew Charitable Trust and the Lilly Foundation, this webinar will explore the latest trends of American religion in light of the global pandemic. Emphasis will be placed on the acute conservative entrenchment of religiosity in America's Southern and Mid-Western states and its implications on parenting, especially the use of corporal punishment.


Moving Beyond Mandatory Reporting: Recognizing, Reacting and Resolving Child Maltreatment

Tuesday, November 9

2 PM ET - 3 PM ET

Assuring and inspiring timely and accurate reporting of child maltreatment has long been recognized as a critical first step in secondary prevention. Yet, gaps are well documented in training curriculums and in behaviors of mandatory reporters. Understanding the research and the historical origins, failures and successes of mandatory reporting will help improve trainings and support all of us who are mandatory reporters. This workshop will identify the gaps in mandatory reporting trainings and address barriers to recognizing and timely reporting. The workshop will also identify state legal reporting requirements with training curriculum to increase trauma informed responses.


Past 2021 Webinars

Latest Developments in the Treatment of Adolescent Trauma: Teletherapy in the Age of COVID-19

Presenters: John Briere, Ph.D. 

Thursday, February 25

2 PM ET - 3 PM ET

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and intensifies, clinicians and youth are
confronted with social distancing and other infection control requirements that generally preclude in-person psychotherapy. This workshop with outline the benefits and challenges of providing trauma therapy to adolescents over the internet, and makes a series of concrete suggestions regarding best practices for teletherapy.

Straight Talk About the Harms of Corporal Punishment 

Tuesday, April 13

2 PM ET - 3 PM ET

This webinar addresses the myths and harms associated with corporal punishment. Clinicians often dread conversations regarding spanking, but parents are often relieved to know they have alternatives. Corporal punishment is a public health issue and important to preventing child maltreatment. Educating parents and other adults on safe and effective ways of parenting is essential for the health and wellbeing of all children.

Is TF-CBT Trauma Narration Necessary? What the Research Says

Presenters: Judith Cohen, M.D.

Tuesday, May 25

2 PM ET - 3 PM ET

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children with traumatic stress symptoms. The TF-CBT model includes nine components summarized by the acronym PRACTICE, which are contained in three phases:  Skills/Stabilization Phase; Trauma Narration and Processing Phase; and Integration Phase. Some therapists are concerned about the potential for the Trauma Narration and Processing phase to “re-traumatize” children; others are themselves avoidant of hearing children’s trauma descriptions. This presentation describes what the research tells us about whether—and for whom-- Trauma Narration and Processing is necessary for successful treatment outcome.

Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse and Neglect

Tuesday, July 21

2 PM ET - 3 PM ET

This workshop will focus on developing a coordinated, multi-disciplinary response to allegations of child abuse. We will address methods for preparing children for court and techniques for professionals on how to successfully testify in a case of child abuse and neglect. The workshop will also identify creative methods for finding corroborating evidence in cases of physical and sexual abuse. Finally, the workshop will help professionals assess sexual abuse allegations involving children with special needs and how to investigate cases of failure to thrive and other forms of neglect.

Questions? Please email the New York Foundling (attention Minerva Deleon)

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