Title: Adolescence and Trauma (The study of how adverse childhood experiences affect youth)

Thursday, March 10, 2022
The registration period has closed for this event.

Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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William “Tony” Mathis, LCSW

Workshop Description

This workshop will examine the impact the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) have impacted adolescents and contributed to violent, abusive, health related, psychosocial, and mental health issues. Also, other topics to be discussed will be therapeutic strategies that have been proven to be effective “as a best practice” approach with treating trauma will be also examined and further discussed.



Learning Objectives Relevant to Social Work Practice:

As a result of attending the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Have knowledge of what the Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale (ACES) is and apply it to trauma.
  • Describe the various types of trauma experiences that clients have and may be continuing to encounter.
  • Ascertain the effects that these traumas have impacted them clinically.
  • Learn specific Evidenced Based Treatments that have been proven to be effective with assisting those affected by trauma. (Mindfulness, CBT, Trauma Informed Care, Support Group, Mentors Community involvement, EMDR)

  • Understanding how trauma correlates to behaviors that clients demonstrate so that these can be captured in ongoing assessments.

Continuing Education Credits
CEU : Hours - 3

Practice Level for participants

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practice.


Registration is $55


Social Work Month Rate: $45


Kent Alumni Discount: $35



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Approved by

Kentucky Board of Social Work


University of Louisville Shelby Campus


Founders Union Building
450 N. Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222


Burhans Hall
440 N. Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222

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