Area Professionals Invited to Division of Childhood Adversity and Resilience Training in Concordia

Area Professionals Invited to Division of Childhood Adversity and Resilience Training in Concordia

A Division of Childhood Adversity and Resilience training will be held at Cloud County Community College in Concordia on Wednesday, December 18th from 9 am to 4:30 pm.  This free training is being hosted by North Central Kansas CASA & Hope's Place Child Advocacy Center thanks to funds provided by the National Children's Alliance.

Jennifer Hansen, MD, and Emily Killough, MD, are Child Abuse Pediatricians with the Safety, Care & Nurturing (SCAN) Clinic at Children's Mercy in Kansas City.  Each year they work with nearly 3,000 children by identifying, preventing and treating all forms of child abuse.  Children they see are often impacted by child maltreatment, nutritional neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse or suspected child abuse or neglect.  They collaborate with social workers and governmental agencies throughout Kansas and Missouri to develop appropriate state responses to child maltreatment.  This includes the development of novel prevention and therapy programs. 

Kim Springer, Executive Director of North Central Kansas CASA, tells us about the topics that will be covered at the training.

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Registration for the training is required, and seats are limited.

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Law enforcement, social workers, prosecutors, medical providers and CASAs are all encouraged to attend.