Events and Classes

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

Trudy Novicki, JD, Executive Director Kristi House




10 Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse - Parachute

posted Mar 8, 2018, 10:04 AM by Bridget Derkash


10 Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse - Parachute 

April 30th, 2018
10:0am to 12:00pm 
The Center for Family Learning 
100 E. 2nd St.
Parachute, CO 81635

Presented by Meghan Hurley, RBRC therapist for sexual abuse survivors and their families. Meghan has identified 10 tips every parent should know to protect your child from sexual abuse based on her work with survivors and extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization. This presentation empowers parents by teaching specific skills to make their child a “least likely” victim, and opens up communication between parents and children on this difficult topic.  

Trauma Informed Care - Valley View Hospital ER Department

posted Mar 8, 2018, 9:59 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 9:59 AM ]

Building a Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Children

April 26th, 2018 
5:00 to 6:00pm 
Valley View Hospital 

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.


Child Abuse and River Bridge 101 - Colorado Mountain College, Nursing Program

posted Mar 8, 2018, 9:54 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 9:55 AM ]


Child Abuse and River Bridge 101 - Colorado Mountain College, Nursing Program 

April 19th, 2018 
9:45am to 10:45am 
CMC Spring Valley


River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, myths and facts of chid abuse, 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. 



Helping Parents to Support their Child Sexual Abuse Survivor

posted Mar 8, 2018, 9:42 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 9:45 AM ]

Helping Parents to Support their Child Sexual Abuse Survivor
Presented by Meghan Hurley, LCSW
RBRC Mental Health Specialist 

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm 
River Bridge Regional Center 
520 21st St. 
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Who should attend:
  • Parents and caregivers of sexual abuse survivors
What will I learn:
  • Dynamics of sexual abuse
  • Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Resiliency Factors
  • Specific challenges of interfamilial abuse
  • How to connect your child and family with Evidence Based and
  • Trauma Focused Treatments

Call 970-945-5195 for additional details!







Child Abuse and River Bridge 101- Roaring Fork Young Professionals

posted Mar 8, 2018, 9:33 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 3:26 PM ]


Child Abuse and River Bridge 101- Roaring Fork Young Professionals

April 23rd, 2018 
6:00pm to 8:00pm 
Location TBA

Description: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. 

Healing From Intrafamilial Abuse: The Roots of Non-Support

posted Mar 8, 2018, 9:18 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 9:19 AM ]

Healing From Intrafamilial Abuse: The Roots of Non-Support 

How to Support the Non-Offending Caregiver 

A child’s resiliency to a trauma has more to do with the response and the support 
system, than with the actual type of abuse that occurred. “Secrecy traumas”, often 
involving child maltreatment are different and how these traumas are more likely to 
result in Post-Traumatic Stress.

Professionals Will Learn To .....
  • Educate parents on the Dynamics of Sexual Abuse
  • Explain Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Instill hope for parents to believe their family will recover from sexual abuse
  • Engaging parents who struggle to support their child abuse victim
  • Recognizing the root causes of non-support for child abuse survivors
  • Empathizing, Educating and Engaging parents with resources
  • Understanding why some parents are vulnerable to offenders
Lunch will be provided!




April 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Glenwood Springs Library

CHILD ABUSE AND RIVER BRIDGE 101

posted Mar 8, 2018, 8:37 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 8:39 AM ]


Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

Professional Development Opportunity

Teacher Training Center Bridges Administrative Building 

Carbondale, CO 81623

April 11th, 2018 

4:30 to 5:30pm


                                                                                           

Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, 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.


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

~Trudy Novicki, Executive Director Kristi House

Mandated Reporting Community Discussion

posted Mar 7, 2018, 3:38 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 12:42 PM ]

A community discussion about the importance of Mandated Reporting.  

As a community we have failed to report abuse and the most vulnerable among us are suffering, our children.  Join this critical community discussion on Mandated Reporting.  We need your help to ensure our community and our children are safe.

Discussion Topics:
  • Overcoming barriers to reporting 
  • Duty to report child abuse 
  • Commit to reporting without compromise 

Your Participation is Rested:
  • All Individuals who have a responsibility to report child abuse 
  • Supervise others who are obligated to report child abuse 


Community Discussion 
Mandated Reporting 


Monday, April 9th, 2018 
3:00 pm 
Garfield County Public Library 
Rifle, CO


Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence

posted Mar 7, 2018, 3:33 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 12:39 PM ]

EFFECTIVE

PROVIDERS FOR CHILD VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE


WHEN

April 5th, 2018 9am - 5pm


WHERE

Glenwood Springs Library Classroom

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


PRESENTED BY RIVER BRIDGE REGIONAL

CENTER


This American Psychological Association (APA) class is taught by Meghan Hurley, an APA-certified trainer. 7 CEUs available.  The goal of this workshop is to increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health professionals providing services to children victimized by violence. Mental health professionals will gain knowledge about empirically supported trauma assessment tools and trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment models for this population. Additionally, participants will expand their knowledge regarding the im-pact of violence on children and adolescents, cultural competency, family-centered approaches, clinicians’ self-care, and best practice treatment for children and adolescents victimized by violence.



Forensic Interviewer at Trial Training

posted Mar 7, 2018, 3:19 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 9:35 AM ]

Forensic Interviewer at Trial Training 
This course is designed for teams of two, consisting of one attorney and one forensic interviewer. Teams will learn to work together in preparation for a child abuse trial. The course combines lectures and practical court exercises to enhance the ability of the forensic interviewer and prosecutor or civil child protection attorney to defend the forensic interview and multidisciplinary team investigation
from attacks by the defense.


April 4th to April 6th, 2018 
Morgridge Commons
Glenwood Springs, CO 








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