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Creating Safe Spaces for Children from Hard Places

  • Children's Campus 444 Minnesota Avenue Kansas City, KS, 66101 United States (map)

Individuals who have experienced complex developmental trauma have brains that have developed differently.  It is critically important that those who care for these children (and adults!) have a thorough understanding of how to interpret behaviors, and use evidence-based interventions that not only reduce negative or unwanted behaviors,  but rewire the brain in healthy ways.  This presentation uses humor, research, and real-life examples of how Trust-Based Relational Interventions (developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis) can bring hope and healing to children from hard places.  

After attending this workshop the participant will be able to

  • Recognize the 6 types of developmental trauma and how it fundamentally affects a person's neurological development,
  • Describe why traditional interventions don't work for persons who have experienced developmental trauma,
  • Discuss practical intervention strategies that heal the brain and increase positive behaviors, while reducing problem behaviors.

Who Should Attend: 
This continuing education workshop is designed for case managers, social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, nurses and healthcare workers.  The community is welcome to attend. 
Continuing Education: 
Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007.  This continuing education provider is approved 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors.  For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance. 

About the Speaker:

Angie Winkler is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the field of mental health for the past fifteen years.  She has expertise in crisis assessment and stabilization, complex developmental trauma, child and adolescent therapy, child welfare and adoption.  Angie is passionate about connecting with vulnerable individuals in our community to offer hope and eliminating the stigma of mental illness and addiction. She currently lives in Kansas City with her three sons. 

Location:  Children's Campus of Kansas City, 444 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS  66101. 
Registration: Workshop is $35.00.
Pre-register only.  Please obtain a registration form by clicking here,  visiting Events at, or contact Stacy Davis. Please send registration form with payment (either check or VISA) to Mental Health America of the Heartland, 739 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101, by fax at (913) 281-3977, or by email to If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, contact Stacy Davis at  (913) 281-2221, ext. 112.  Registration deadline is March 11, 2018.
Sponsored by:
Mental Health America of the Heartland

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