Events and Classes

"The biggest weapon we have against child sexual abuse is talking about it." 

Trudy Novicki, JD, Executive Director Kristi House




Child Abuse and River Bridge 101 - Camp Aspen Snowmass

posted Jun 11, 2018, 11:13 AM by Bridget Derkash

Camp Aspen Snowmass
Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

June 19th, 2018
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Treehouse
120 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement

Growing Years Preschool Staff Presentation - Myths Vs. Facts: From Perception to Response

posted Jun 11, 2018, 11:07 AM by Bridget Derkash


Growing Years Preschool 
Myths vs. Facts: From Perception to Response 

June 15th, 2018 
From 10:30 to 12:00
Growing Years Preschool 


Myths vs. Facts: From Perception to Response
2 hours
Addresses the secrecy around sexual abuse, the myths around victim blaming and false reports of sexual abuse, and explores the impact on the victims and their families. Discusses the disclosure process and mental health treatment outcomes. Basic information about reporting child abuse is also covered.

Silt Police Department - Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

posted May 21, 2018, 1:30 PM by Bridget Derkash

Silt Police Department
Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

June 13th, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Silt Police Department
Silt, CO

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement.

Garfield County Department of Human Services, All Staff - Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

posted May 21, 2018, 1:24 PM by Bridget Derkash


Garfield County Department of Human Services
All Staff Meeting
Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

June 12th, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Garfield County DHS
Rifle, CO

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement.

Police Academy Presentation - River Bridger 101

posted May 21, 2018, 1:06 PM by Bridget Derkash

Police Academy Presentation 
River Bridge 101 

June 7th, 2018 
10:30 am to 11:30 am 
Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley 
3000 CO Rd 114 
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement.

Aspen Camp - Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Children

posted May 21, 2018, 1:02 PM by Bridget Derkash


Aspen Camp 
Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Children

June 7th, 2018 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Aspen Camp
4862 Snowmass Creek Rd
Snowmass, CO 81654

School and non-profit staff will learn to incorporate a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive approach into their work, including ways to recognize trauma in children, specific strategies to best respond to trauma victims, and the prevention of inadvertently re-traumatizing children. Often trauma victims are perceived to be defiant, oppositional, and uncooperative. A trauma-informed practice helps increase victims’ receptivity to and engagement in services while supporting academic achievement and higher retention rates for children and staff. Given the high rates of children exposed to maltreatment and other traumas, this class will benefit all who work with children and families.



Caring For Kids

posted May 3, 2018, 10:34 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated May 21, 2018, 12:51 PM ]


Caring For Kids Presentation - Child Abuse and RBRC 101

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 
10:45am to 12:00pm 
Health and Human Services Building
0405 Castle Creek Rd.
Aspen, CO

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement.  

Eagle TF-CBT

posted May 3, 2018, 10:28 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated May 3, 2018, 10:29 AM ]

What is TF-CBT?

TF-CBT is a short-term, evidence-based treatment for children, ages 3-18, who have experienced trauma (e.g., child abuse, domestic violence, traumatic grief, and other traumatic events) and their caregivers. This components-based psychotherapy model incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles. TF-CBT is empirically supported for use with youth impacted by trauma and co-occurring mental health problems. It is designated a Model Program by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and has received the highest scientific rating as a Well-Supported-Effective Practice by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (http://www.cebc4cw.org) Clinical research shows that TF-CBT significantly reduces children’s symptoms of PTSD and improves overall mental health in children and caregivers.

 

Training Description:

This two-and-a-half-day training will provide mental health and related professionals with a comprehensive understanding of TF-CBT as well as hands-on opportunities to practice the TF-CBT components. In addition, one half-day of training is devoted to formal and informal trauma assessment techniques, including information about how to screen for trauma exposure and measure trauma symptoms, using standardized screening instruments. Participants will be provided with free assessment tools and practice opportunities for administering, scoring, and providing feedback on the standardized measures. The assessment training also includes background on the prevalence of trauma exposure and trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents.


TF-CBT Components

  • Assessment Feedback

  • Psychoeducation and Parenting Strategies

  • Relaxation

  • Affective expression and regulation

  • Cognitive coping

  • Trauma narrative and processing

  • In vivo exposure

  • Conjoint parent-child sessions

  • Enhancing personal safety and future growth


Learning Objectives

  • Identify and engage children and families who would benefit from TF-CBT

  • Describe the treatment components and understand the underlying rationale of each component

  • Learn how to link trauma assessment results to TF-CBT treatment plans and track treatment progress over time

  • Learn and practice skills to implement PRACTICE treatment components

  • Learn several creative approaches for doing the Trauma Narrative and practice exposure techniques

  • Learn strategies for addressing distorted and unhelpful trauma-related cognitions

  • Address common barriers to treatment implementation


About Consultation/Implementation Support:

Consult calls are used to support providers using TF-CBT in their own practice following training. They are also required for the TF-CBT national certification. (https://www.tfcbt.org).

  • Clinicians are expected to carry a minimum of 2 TF-CBT training cases, use assessments, present on calls, and receive feedback and direction through telephone and/or video conferencing.

  • Consult groups consist of approximately 8-10 participants, are 60 minutes in duration, and occur twice per month for 6 months.


Pre-Training Activities:

Prior to the training, we ask you to complete the following:

  1. Complete our pre-training survey on SurveyMonkey. This will take about 20 minutes. (We will send you the link upon registration in our "Welcome Packet.")

  2. Complete the full TF-CBTWeb 2.0 on-line course. The cost of this course is $35 and it offers 11 CEUs upon completion. TF-CBTWeb 2.0 may be accessed via the following weblink: www.musc.edu/tfcbt2.

 

Training Schedule

Friday & Saturday, May 11-12th, 2018: 8:30am -5:00pm

Location
Day 1, May 11th, 2018 – The workshop will be held at the Town Hall Council Chambers, 200 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631 (Google Maps Link)

Day 2, May 12th, 2018 – The workshop will be held at the Garden Level Classroom at Eagle County, 500 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631 (Google Maps Link)


Cost/Payment


There is a $100 fee per private therapist thanks to the generous sponsorship by Eagle County Health and Human Services and Mind Springs Health. Mind Springs Health therapists are exempt from registration fees.   


Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eagle-tf-cbt-tickets-43098750523

Child Abuse and River Bridge 101 - New Castle PD

posted May 3, 2018, 10:22 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated May 3, 2018, 10:24 AM ]

Child Abuse and River Bridge 101- 
New Castle PD

May 11th, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm 
New Castle Police Department

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement. 

Child Abuse and River Bridge 101- Lions Club Zone Meeting

posted May 3, 2018, 10:11 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated May 22, 2018, 7:57 AM ]


Child Abuse and River Bridge 101- Lions Club Zone Meeting 

May 10th, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm 
River Bridge Regional Center
520 21st St. 
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement. 

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