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Videos

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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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  • Brandi Burque, PhD, is a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Psychologist. She has worked with local and federal law enforcement and military personnel since 2005. In her current position as a SAPD Psychologist, Dr. Burque provides individual, marital and family therapy for police officers and their families.

    In this 5-part video series, Dr. Burque presents “Addressing School Violence: Case Studies of School Aged Mass Shooters.” In this presentation, Dr. Burque outlines how to:

    • Identify the risk and protective factors associated with school violence.
    • Identify the variables involved in specific case studies that contributed to violent behavior.
    • Discuss how media and technology impact the social variables that contribute to violence in schools.
    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on January 22, 2016.
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  • In this 5-part video series Kat Cole LCSW, Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Family Endeavors in San Antonio, Texas discusses, Deployment and Transition: Implications, Evidence-Based Care and Tips for Service Providers for Military and Veteran Children.

    Objectives for this two-hour presentation include:

    • Discuss how Military deployments and transitions affect the service members and the rest of the family, particularly children.
    • Provide overview of evidence-based care in individual treatment, family treatment, and parental consultation.
    • Conduct a collaborative dialogue of self-care for service providers to avoid compassion fatigue and burn-out.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on April 13, 2018.

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  • Deputy Ross Garza explains how the Deputy Mobile Outreach Team (DMOT) pairs deputies with mental health assessors to assist the community with crisis calls. Deputy Garza addresses the following: DMOT's mission, the role of mental health deputies, the Bexar County jail diversion program, the 3 intervention phases, mental health warrants, and answers to the top 10 DMOT questions. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on May 22, 2009.

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  • Chuck Paul is Outreach Specialist for the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Centro Seguro Drop-In Center in San Antonio. In this video presentation he discusses the truth about trafficking in our communities, how to recognize it, and how it affects everyone. This video provides attendees with the knowledge of terminology, methodology, indicators, intervention skills, and resources available in Texas.

    The objectives for this 6-part video series include
      • The methods of recruitment and manipulation.
      • Victimology and phases of human trafficking.
      • Red Flag indicators of human trafficking.
      • Recovery resources and state initiatives.
    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on December 21, 2018.
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  • The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) approach and interaction with people with mental illness has been hailed as a national model. Officer William Kasberg, has been with the San Antonio Police Department for over 20 years and is one of the co-creators of the SAPD Mental Health Unit.

    In this 4-part video series, Officer Kasberg presents “Law Enforcement and the People with Mental Illness: Trends, Innovation and Policy”. In this presentation Officer Kasberg discusses the law enforcement perspective on responding to community mental health situations in the right manner, and helps viewers:

    • Better understand innovative trends in law enforcement regarding the mentally ill.
    • Learn about the function of the SAPD Mental Health Unit.
    • Gain a better understanding of the Mobile Partners Action Care Team (IMPACT), SAPD's initiative with the homeless.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 19, 2016.

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  • Susan Burkholder is Director of Community Engagement for Ransomed Life, a healing community for exploited girls. In this video replay she provides definitions, statistics, survivor stories, and red flags relating to Local Human Trafficking, in addition to information about the Alamo Area Coalition Against Trafficking and Ransomed Life.

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

    • Gain awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking globally, in Texas, and locally; with an emphasis on minors trafficked in the commercial sex industry.
    • Have an understanding of the nuances of how youth are caught up in human trafficking.
    • Be equipped with knowledge about personal action steps to combat the issue of Human Trafficking locally.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation on December 8, 2017.

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  • In our latest on-demand video series, Raising Non-Violent Children & Teens: Strategies for Families & Caregivers, Karen A. Waldron, PhD, Professor Emerita and retired Director of Special Education at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, discusses how the recent, tragic school shootings in Connecticut and across the country are a reminder of the fragile nature of childhood and the potential impact of growing up in a violent society.

    This 6-part series focuses on raising non-violent children and teens, and includes:

    • Practical, daily strategies for families and caregivers to use in re-directing at-risk youth to healthy personal and social behaviors.
    • Ways to teach children and teens compassion and empathy, transitioning them from a sense of helplessness and anti-social behaviors to one of helpfulness in supporting, rather than hurting, others.
    • Techniques to replace anger with competence and self-esteem.
    • Specific strategies to manage children's and teens' daily use of technology.
    • Ways to avoid the misuse of social media, including preventing and countering the impact of cyber-bullying.

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

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  • In this video, Rufus Lott III, MEd, provides insight to professionals in fields that work with students on how restorative practices help manage student behaviors. His presentation also includes data on the need for restorative practices and how restorative practices include students, rather than exclude them.

    The learning objectives for this 4-part video presentation include:

    1. Defining restorative discipline in schools.

    2. Discussing the need for restorative practices.

    3. Learning how restorative practices help.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 16, 2016

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  • In our latest video series, The Juvenile Justice System, Bexar County Judges Lisa Jarrett, 436th District Court and Laura Parker, 386th District Court, provide their perspective on the Bexar County Juvenile Justice System.

    The objectives for this 6-part series include:

    • Identify the target population of juvenile delinquency
    • Explore the juvenile justice system from inception to outcome
    • Discover alternatives to juvenile incarceration

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation on October 10, 2014.

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  • Mrs. Lori A. Phipps is the Military Dependent Education Specialist for Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Her Military Child Education Program - School Liaison Office is known as the best MCE Program in the Air Force and is quickly gaining the reputation as one of the best in DOD. In this capacity she promotes systems which improve transition support for military families by establishing partnerships with base and local schools, while advocating for the educational needs of military students.

    In this 5-part video series, Mrs. Phipps discusses the challenges of military life for kids.

    The learning objectives for this 5-part video include:

    • Identify the attributes of a military child
    • Identify academic challenges facing military students
    • Transition & deployments - situational awareness

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on January 26, 2018.

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