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Webinar: Who are the Young Children in Foster Care? What Critical Points Must be Kept in Mind When Addressing Their Needs?

August 11, 2011
On Thursday, September 1 at 12:00pm EDT/11:00am CDT/9:00am PDT, The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress will be hosting a live webinar Who are the Young Children in Foster Care? What Critical Points Must be Kept in Mind When Addressing Their Needs? with Anna Smyke, PhD, Tulane University School of Medicine; Jody Manly, PhD, Mt. Hope Family Center/University of Rochester; and Leslie Brown, LCSW, Children's Relief Nursery.

This webinar launches a 9-part series addressing complex issues and critical needs surrounding young traumatized children in the child welfare system and those who care for them. Infants' and toddlers' unique needs within the child welfare system often do not receive adequate attention. Within a trauma-informed framework, participants will learn about a variety of issues relevant to very young children, their caregivers, and the individuals and systems charged with supporting their recovery from abuse and neglect.

This series will provide a knowledge base for individuals in systems that serve young foster children, ranging from child welfare workers, resource parents (both non-family and kin), mental health providers, psychotherapists, early interventionists, early childhood educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language therapists, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), guardians ad litem, child and parent attorneys, judges, administrators, and policy makers.

Visit the NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma and join the Zero to Six Child Welfare webinar series. Or use the following course link at

To submit a question for the presenters during the webinar, click on the chat bubble icon in the top left of the screen. To Listen by Phone call 1-866-295-5950 and enter guest code 5318986#. To submit a question, email If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Grady at


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