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TAMHO Symposium - Responding to the Behavioral Health Needs of Children and Families in Tennessee


Date:          August 28, 2013

Location:    Hotel Preston
                 733 Briley Parkway
Nashville, TN


Best Practice Guidelines: Trauma-Informed Care Overview | "Behavioral Health Guidelines for Children and Adolescents from Birth to 17 Years of Age," has been revised from the 2008 version. Join as TDMHSAS shares information from one of the newly published categories: Trauma-Informed Care. 

Trauma-Informed Learning Collaborative | The Centers of Excellence for Children in State Custody have worked with organizations to disseminate Trauma-Informed Evidence Based Practices across the state of Tennessee.  This session will highlight that process and provide case studies on how Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) have been implemented within agencies to help children and families.    

Showcase: Child & Adolescent Evidence-Based Practices | Three TAMHO member agencies-Centerstone, Frontier Health and Helen Ross McNabb-will present their best practices in addressing the behavioral health needs of children, youth and their families. Centerstone will focus on their intensive In-home Services, Frontier Health will focus on their School-Based Behavioral Health program and Helen Ross McNabb will focus on their Co-Occurring Prevention and Treatment continuum which ranges from community-based outpatient to high intensity residential treatment.

Human Trafficking in Tennessee | This session will include an overview of how Tennessee is responding to the issue of Human Trafficking, including recent legislation enacted during the last legislative session. A panel discussion will include representatives from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Magdalene House, the Sexual Assault Center and others who will share insights into best practices in identifying and responding to the needs of those who have been impacted by trafficking. 

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