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NYU and KVC Partner Up for Trauma Training Seminar

New York University and KVC Health Systems, Inc. have collaborated to create The NYULMC & KVC Midwest Trauma Training Center: Creating Trauma Informed Systems in Child Welfare and Mental Health training seminars.

The first seminar is in Lincoln, NE on October 1, 2013. The second is in Topeka, KS on October 9, 2013.

The workshops are for professionals serving youth and families who have been exposed to traumatic events and for those working in physical and mental health, child welfare, education, and juvenile justice settings. It will present an overview of the impact of childhood trauma on youth, families, professionals, organizations, and systems. There is an emphasis on definitions, prevalence and the complicated emotional, behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal and systemic ramifications of the “epidemic” that is child traumatic stress. An overview of treatment will be presented, as will the impact of secondary stress on caregivers and child and family-serving staff.

“KVC is excited for this partnership with NYU,” said Kelly McCauley, the Director of Evidence Informed Initiatives at KVC Health Systems, Inc. “These seminars are so important because they will provide attendees with cutting-edge edge research and training in the child welfare and because this training is effective in achieving better outcomes for children.”

The seminars will feature Adam Brown, Psy.D. and McCauley. Brown is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where he provides training and technical assistance in Trauma Systems Therapy, as well as being the clinical coordinator of the trauma service in the faculty group practice. McCauley also has extensive training in Trauma Systems Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Trauma Focused–Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and substance abuse treatment.


For more information, contact Jenny Kutz at 913-322-4994 or visit