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Haruv USA for Early Childhood Professionals: Recognizing & Responding to Child Maltreatment

June 14, 8:30am-12:30pm

OU-Tulsa Learning Center, Room 137 (4502 E 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135)

Registration: $10 (includes 3 hours CECPD credits)

Scholarships, group discounts available (email dejon@ou.edu)

This training equips early childhood professionals with essential knowledge and skills to identify, prevent, and respond effectively to child maltreatment within their environments. Through interactive sessions and case studies, participants will deepen their understanding of various forms of maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Practical strategies for creating safe and supportive environments, building trust with children, and collaborating with families and authorities will be emphasized. This training is designed to empower professionals to safeguard the well-being of the children in their care and fulfill their duty as mandated reporters.

Lauren Conway, DO, is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa. She is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Conway lectures on child abuse and neglect at the local, state, and national levels.

Kimee Wind-Hummingbird, MSW, is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation with Cherokee descendancy, served the youth and families in the Child and Family programs of her two Nations for 22 years before joining the University of Montana’s National Native Children’s Trauma Center in 2021. In addition to considerable experience in Tribal Program administration, development and enhancement, she also has extensive expertise on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Valerie Isaacs, LPC-S, IMH-E, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Endorsed Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical. She has worked with high trauma and court-involved populations for nearly 15 years in both urban and rural areas across Oklahoma. Valerie currently works as the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Trainer and Consultant at OSU-CHS and is the owner/CEO of Valiant Counseling and Consulting in Broken Arrow, OK.

 

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