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- New Castle

posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:24 AM by Bridget Derkash


Child Abuse and River Bridge 101 
New Castle Police Department

October 19th, 2018 


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 - Graham Mesa Elementary School

posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:06 AM by Bridget Derkash

Child Abuse and River Bridge 101- Graham Mesa Elementary School

October 18th, 2018
1:30pm to 2:30pm 
Graham Mesa Elementary School
1575 Farmstead Pkwy
Rifle, CO 81650

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. 

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

posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:00 AM by Bridget Derkash


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

October 10th, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm 
River Bridge Regional Center
520 21st St.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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.  

Child Abuse and River Bridge Regional Center 101 - Rangely CO

posted Jun 25, 2018, 2:45 PM by Bridget Derkash

Child Abuse and River Bridge 101
July 26th, 2018 
10:00 am to 11:30 am 
Rangely 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. 


Trauma Informed Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Abuse

posted Jun 25, 2018, 2:29 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

Trauma Informed Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Abuse 

July 25th, 2018 
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 
Eagle County Community Center 
Sopris Room 
20 Eagle County Rd. 
El Jebel, CO 81623 

Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Abuse 
2 hours 
Presented by Meghan Hurley, RBRC Mental Health Coordinator and Lee Damuth, Lead Investigator at the 9th Judicial District DA’s office

Participants will learn acute and long-term impacts of trauma on victims as well as neurobiological, psychosocial, and physiological impacts of childhood trauma on the lifespan. The importance of a trauma-informed law enforcement response and six core principles of a trauma-informed law enforcement response will be addressed. Practical applications for responding to teens and adolescence will be discussed. Specifics on their coping strategies, support structures, and early intervention will be highlighted.

911 Dispatch Presentation - Trauma Informed Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Abuse and 10 Tips Every Parent Should Know to Keep their Child Safe From Sexual Abuse

posted Jun 25, 2018, 2:13 PM by Bridget Derkash


Description:
Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Abuse
2 hours
Presented by Meghan Hurley, RBRC Mental Health Coordinator and Lee Damuth, Lead Investigator at the 9th Judicial District DA’s office

Participants will learn acute and long-term impacts of trauma on victims as well as neurobiological, psychosocial, and physiological impacts of childhood trauma on the lifespan. The importance of a trauma informed law enforcement response and six core principles of a trauma informed law enforcement response will be addressed. Practical applications for responding to teens and adolescence will be discussed. Specifics on their coping strategies, support structures and early intervention will be highlighted.


Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse: Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to
Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse
2 hours
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.

River Bridge Regional Center Presents 
A Four Hour Training 

Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Abuse and 10 Tips Every Parent Should Know to Keep their Child Safe From Sexual Abuse 

July 18th, 2018 
11:00 to 3:00
585 E 1st St, Rifle, CO 81650


July 19th, 2018
3:00 to 7:00
585 E 1st St, Rifle, CO 81650



Eagle TF-CBT July 9th and 10th, 2018

posted Jun 25, 2018, 2:05 PM by Bridget Derkash

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

Monday and Tuesday, July 9th and 10th, 2018: 8:00am -5:00pm

Location
July 9th and 10th , 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 - 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.

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