MEDIA ADVISORY: What Every Parent and Provider Should Know

Free, educational event on September 16 will review the best ways to identify and treat trauma in children of all ages

Centerstone and the Ivy Tech Community College School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences are presenting a free, educational Breakfast Learning Series event titled, “Children and Trauma: Recommendations for Parents and Providers.”

Two Centerstone specialists who work with children dealing with traumatic events, Angela Wood, a licensed clinical social worker, and Mary Garvey, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will lead an educational discussion on trauma, what it is, and how it affects not only the brain but also the family and supporters of a child. Angela and Mary will identify risk factors associated with childhood post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the common symptoms children of each age group face. The counselors also will review guidelines for parents and clinicians who work with children who have experienced trauma, and offer guidance on how to best navigate stressful situations with children of any age.

The Breakfast Learning Series is designed especially for clinicians and community members who support those recovering from mental illness and addiction. Continuing education credits are available for a $5.00 charge.

Centerstone’s Angela Wood, LCSW, & Mary Garvey, LMFT
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington Campus

Lamkin Hall
200 Daniel’s Way
Bloomington, IN
For more information, please contact Nicholas Spagnolo at (812) 337-2350 or nicholas.spagnolo@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. The organization also operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802.