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  • Colleen Bridger, MPH, PhD, was named assistant city manager in July 2019 for San Antonio. She oversees the Health, Parks and Recreation and Human Services departments, and the Office of Equity. Dr. Bridger previously served as director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District where she was responsible for implementing policies aimed at improving the health of the population in San Antonio and Bexar County.

    In this 5-part video series, Dr. Bridger discusses how childhood trauma is a critical public health issue. Referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ACEs are stressful and traumatic events, such as abuse or neglect, that have been linked to poor life-long health outcomes.

    The learning objectives for this 5-part video include:

    • Discuss the prevalence and causes of ACEs and their impact on the developing brain and bodies of children.
    • Discuss Trauma Informed Care as a system-based strategy to mitigate the effects of ACEs and help children heal from the trauma-induced toxic stress.
    • Learn about strategies in San Antonio aimed at creating a trauma informed city.

    Dr. Bridger was recorded during her keynote presentation at Claritycon2019, hosted by Clarity Child Guidance Center, on Friday, July 26, in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Melisa Fleming, PhD, LPC-S, and Program Director for Laurel Ridge Treatment Center, leads a session for educators and mental health professionals using experiential activities and role play to look at different forms of bullying that people experience, and build skills to empower not only professionals, but those seeking help.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video series include:

    • Define different types of bullying.
    • Know the signs that a child is being bullied or is bullying others.
    • Develop skills to empower children, parents and professionals.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 17, 2016.

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  • Melissa Graham, PhD, is a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Psychologist. She is a member of the SAPD Hostage Negotiation team and an instructor in the SAPD Basic Hostage Negotiation School. Dr. Graham also provides therapy to officers and their families, as well as counsels officers who have been involved in critical incidents.

    In this 5-part video series, Dr. Graham presents “Bullying.” In this presentation, Dr. Graham provides a greater understanding of:

    • The types of bullying.
    • The scope of cyber bullying.
    • How bullying changes by age.
    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 29, 2016.
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  • Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, and Adrian Warren, PhD, LPC-S, present “Bullying and the Impact on Children’s Mental Health.” This 5-part video series, recorded during claritycon2014, identifies signs of bullying, children most at risk for bullying and the mental health consequences.

    The objectives for this 5-part series include how to:

    • Identify signs of bullying and children most at risk for bullying.
    • Gain understanding of mental health consequences of bullying.
    • Gain understanding of laws that protect against bullying.
    • Gain knowledge about how to create bully-free schools and communities.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Harper and Dr. Warren at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • Mental health professionals are frequently faced with the reality of child sexual abuse. Nancy Kellogg, MD, and professor in the Division of Child Abuse at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, provided important information during her talk on, Child Sexual Abuse: How to Listen and What to Look For.

    This 6-part series focuses on the full scope of child sexual abuse and helps mental health professionals and other concerned adults with the objective:

    • To enhance understanding of why abused children are reluctant to tell.
    • To enhance understanding of what abusers do to ensure their victims remain silent.
    • To enhance knowledge of how to talk to a child when sexual abuse is suspected.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on April 12, 2013.

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  • Learn how to spot unhealthy relationships and help kids cope with 'frenemies.' For our latest on-demand video, Dana Tiller, LPC, clinical director at A World for Children, will explain how toxic relationships affect your child. This 2-part series covers the following:

    • Characteristics of a toxic relationship
    • Impact of toxic relationships on children and teens
    • What parents and other adults can do
    • Prevention measures
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  • Trauma impacts the development of a child, increasing the risk for emotional, behavioral, academic, social and physical problems throughout life. During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, 'How Trauma Impacts a Child', Clarissa Zamora, Director of Education and Outreach for ChildSafe, examines the link between childhood trauma and chronic health problems, reviews resiliency in children and how it is built on internal and external factors, and shares her own personal story.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Understand the developmental differences when children are affected by child abuse
    • Examine the history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research, and attendees will calculate their own ACE and Family Strength scores
    • Review SEARCH Institute's 40 Developmental Assets, and
    • Review how resiliency is built on external and internal factors.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on November 8, 2013.

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  • “Bullying” is a topic that receives a great deal of attention in schools and families; however, we often are inconsistent in how we define behaviors that constitute bullying and the most effective ways to prevent and intervene in bullying situations. Join our speaker, Becky Davenport, PhD, LMFT, as she defines bullying and differentiates bullying from other kinds of conflict between individuals.

    During this 6-part video presentation, viewers will also learn to:

    1. Understand the distinctions between bullying and other common forms of conflict within social systems.

    2. Identify traditional intervention strategies used to address bullying and factors related to the effectiveness of such interventions.

    3. Learn the systemic, emotional, and psychological factors to be addressed in an effective bullying intervention plan.

    4. Invited to consider cultural factors, such as evolving technology and our current political climate, as powerful contributors to a school or home environment where the risk for bullying is high.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2015 on June 18, 2015.

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  • Timothy Johanson, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona where he teaches the next generation of baby doctors. His research involves the impact of adverse childhood experiences on parenting effectiveness and is currently studying how parenting interventions with high risk families in inner-city Tucson can impact the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of the children.

    In this 4-part video series, Dr. Johanson asks "Why do some kids develop resilience and others do not?" Is there a way to teach resilience to kids who have experienced difficulties growing up? Current research suggests some new answers to these important questions for mental health providers, teachers, and youth workers.

    The learning objectives for this 4-part video include:

    • Review current research on developing resilience, especially in the presence of childhood adversity.
    • Underscore the importance of resilience training for parents, teachers, mental health providers and youth workers.
    • Understand five key messages that promote resilience.

    Dr. Johanson was recorded during his keynote presentation at Claritycon2019, hosted by Clarity Child Guidance Center, on Thursday, July 25, in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Richard Layne, MA, LPC, TIC, licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas, presents 'The Relationship Between Attachment, Trauma and the DSM-5.' During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, Mr. Layne explains basic principles of attachment, trauma, and complex trauma. He also reviews the new guidelines for Trauma Related Disorders in the DSM-5.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Identify trauma and attachment problems
    • Understand the new guidelines for Trauma Related Disorders in the DSM-5

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on December 13, 2013.

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  • Tim Johanson, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Pediatric Residency training Program.

    In this 4-part video series, Dr. Johanson reviews the effects of ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and mass trauma on children.

    The learning objectives for this 4-part video include:

    • Review the current and new research on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).
    • Understand how symptoms of trauma change with different developmental ages.
    • Discuss the "Dos and Don'ts" for parents.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation at Claritycon2018 on June 21, 2018.

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