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Interdisciplinary Perspective on Child Abuse and Neglect (Haruv USA and TCC)

Haruv USA and Tulsa Community College present:

A training day for TCC students on “Interdisciplinary Perspective on Child Abuse and Neglect” 

Friday, October 14th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: McKeon Center for Creativity, 910 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119

Advanced registration is required, number of seats is limited

4 formal training hours through CECPD


9:00 am – 9:30 am           Refreshments

9:30 am – 9:45 am           Welcome and greetings

Dr. Brad Duren, Dean School of Liberal Arts and Public Service, Tulsa Community College

Dr. Debbie Deibert, Associate Professor/Faculty Department Chair, Child Development and Education, Tulsa Community College

Dr. Daphna Gross Manos, Haruv USA Director

9:45 am – 10:45 am        Introduction to Child Abuse and Neglect and Childhood Trauma

Dr. Julie Miller-Cribs, Director, The University of Oklahoma Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work

10:45 am – 11:45 am      The Influence of Trauma and Adversity during Childhood on Child Development

Dr. Amanda Sheffield Morris, Regents Professor and George Kaiser Chair, Oklahoma State University

11:45 am – 12:45 pm      Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm        Legal Perspective on Child Abuse and Neglect

Timothy Michaels-Johnson, Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Executive Director

1:45 pm – 2:45pm          Domestic Violence (Violence between Partners) Through A Child’s Eyes

Jordan Gustin, Vice President of Clinical Services, Domstic Violence Intervention Services and Heather Simon, a lived experience perspective

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm          Summary


Julie E. Miller-Cribbs, MSW, PhD, Professor & Director, Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health, Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, University of Oklahoma –Tulsa. Julie joined the OU faculty in 2006 as the Assistant Director in Tulsa and is currently serving as the Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health and the Director of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. She is also the director of Social Simulation at OU-Tulsa and a Research Associate in the OU School of Community Medicine where she spends time developing social simulation training for social workers, medical students and other health professions as well as a number of community organizations and professionals. Julie has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colorado College, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago and received her Ph.D. from Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Prior to her academic career, she worked for seven years as an Emergency Room Social Worker at a Level-One trauma facility and with urban families and youth at social service agencies in Chicago and St. Louis.

Amanda Sheffield Morris, PhD, is a Regents Professor and the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Morris is a developmental scientist with research interests in parenting, socio-emotional development, early life adversity, and risk and resilience. With Jennifer Hays-Grudo she is co-author of Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences: A Developmental Perspective, and co-edited Authoritative Parenting: Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development, both published by the American Psychological Association. She is the editor in chief for the Journal of Research on Adolescence and is an Associate Editor for the journal Adversity and Resilience Science: Research and Practice published by Springer/Nature.

Timothy Michaels-Johnson, J.D. Having earned his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2011, Timothy Michaels-Johnson focused his career in child welfare. He joined the District Attorney’s Office of Tulsa County and prosecuted deprived child cases for nearly 5 years. Since 2016, Michaels-Johnson has worked for Tulsa Lawyers for Children representing children and training TLC’s volunteer attorneys. In May 2020, Michaels-Johnson was honored to become TLC’s third Executive Director.

Jordan Gustin, Jordan Gustin, LPC & Supervisor, IMH-E®(III). Jordan has been with DVIS since October of 2015. She started out as a Children’s Trauma Therapist then moved into the Children’s Trauma Program Manager and is now one of the Vice Presidents of Clinical Services. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Northeastern State University, Jordan earned an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach. While in Virginia Beach, she also completed training to become a Certified Traumatologist through the Green Cross Academy.  Throughout her career, she has primarily worked with children and adults who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and other traumas or stressors. She is trained to provide Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Circle of Security Parenting, Caring Dads, Written Exposure Therapy (WET), and is currently in the process of learning and implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Jordan thoroughly enjoys working with individuals of all ages and truly believes in the power of connection and steadfast hope. Jordan recognizes that all behavior has meaning and that the key to changing behaviors is through relationships and connection. Jordan is particularly passionate about helping individuals heal from trauma that they have experienced throughout their lives. When Jordan is not supervising or providing therapy, she strives for balance in her life through spending time in the sunshine with loved ones, creating or crafting, and traveling the world with her partner, Johnny.

Heather Simon, is an adult survivor of childhood domestic violence and a community advocate. She survived physical abuse and lived in a house full of turmoil. All the darkness was kept a secret behind closed doors until the murder of her abusive father became front page news. She has made a career of helping people make their dreams come true through homeownership as a mortgage lender for 25+ years. She had two adult sons who are her pride and joy. Heather made a commitment to her sons that they would never grow up in the cycle of abuse she experienced as a child. The cycle stopped with her. Being an advocate for Children, a voice for hope is what drives Heather.



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