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Working Towards the Prevention of Child Maltreatment in American Indian Families

February 28, 2023

February 28, 1:00pm – 3:00pm CST on Zoom

CEUs available for LCSW and LPC: $20 for 2 credit hours

Workshop description

The presentation will review relevant literature on the prevention of child maltreatment in American Indian communities. Social and cultural factors impacting the parent-child relationship will be explored. Recommendations for approaches to early identification and strategies for culturally tailoring assessments and interventions will be discussed.

Presenter’s bio

Ashleigh Coser, Ph.D. (Muscogee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Nations) is a Health Service Psychologist with Cherokee Nation. Dr. Coser oversees and provides integrated behavioral health services across multiple clinics and is involved in training and serves as an internship and practicum supervisor. She completed her training at Oklahoma State University in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Child Clinical, pre-doctoral internship at Indian Health Care Resource Center, and postdoctoral training in integrated behavioral health at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her program of research includes examining the parent-child relationship among American Indian (AI) families and maternal mental health. Her recent publications have focused on conducting behavioral research in AI communities and examining psychometric properties of widely used measures with the AI population.