Events

Past Event

Early Adversity and Prevention Science: Promoting positive outcomes in children and families from high-risk environments

March 11, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online Live Event

Free & Open to the Public | Complimentary Continuing Education Credits

NY, NJ, and CT licensed social workers and NY licensed mental health counselors can earn 1.5 CE hours. See information and requirements below.  

As a service to the community, CSSW is waiving the fee for CE hours. If you would like to make a donation to the School, please click here.

Description and Objectives

Early adversity can have a serious impact on children’s development, with lifelong consequences. In the 2021 Goldson Lecture, Dr. Brenda Jones Harden (bio), Alison Richman Professor for Children and Families at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, will share her work on the impact of adversity on young children, particularly maltreated children, and will explore racial disparities in the outcomes of children experiencing early adversity. As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Jones Harden has focused on the developmental needs of children who have been maltreated or have experienced other forms of trauma, with an interest in using this research to inform policy and practice, with respect to preventative interventions.

This lecture will address the impact of adversity on young children, particularly maltreated children. Racial disparities in the outcomes of children experiencing early adversity will be explored. Building on the tenets of prevention science, programs to prevent children’s maladaptive outcomes and to support the well-being of their families will be described.

Objectives: By attending, participants will be able to

  • identify the health, developmental, and mental health consequences of early adversity on young children, especially maltreated children.
  • describe the family and community contexts that lead to adversity in the lives of young children.
  • explore racial disparities in the outcomes of young children exposed to adversity.
  • review the evidence-based programs that have been found to prevent maladaptive outcomes for children and families exposed to adversity. 
  • consider the creation of a developmentally- and trauma-sensitive system of care to support young children and their families exposed to adversity.

Presenter

Dr. Brenda Jones Harden (bio), is the Alison Richman Professor for Children and Families at the University of Maryland School of Social Work

 

Continuing Education Approval, Requirements, and Certificate Distribution 

1.5 live-online contact hours will be awarded for NY, NJ and CT licensed social workers and NY licensed mental health counselors. Licensed social workers and mental health counselors from other states, please confirm with your licensing board. Columbia School of Social Work is a CSWE-accredited institution.

  • Social Workers: CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider # SW‐0021
  • Mental Health Counselors: CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider # MHC-0137

CE Attendance Requirements: Please note that in order to receive your CE certificate, you must attend the full workshop and complete the evaluation, in accordance with NYSED regulations. Please plan accordingly to log-in on time and remain for the duration of the event. There is a 10-minute grace period at the start OR end of the webinar. Participants who do not meet the attendance requirements will not receive a CE certificate.

CE Distribution: Evaluation and Certificate forms will be distributed via email within 2 weeksof the event ending to those meeting the attendance requirements above.

For CE related questions, contact Office of Professional Excellence at [email protected] 

 

 

Contact Information

CSSW Alumni Relations