Bette Bottoms, Ph.D is the 2024 recipient of CAPSAC’s Karen J. Saywitz Legacy Award and will discuss in a live webinar the ways she was influenced professionally by Dr. Karen Saywitz and share observations about the field of children’s eyewitness testimony and psychology and law generally. She will also share some practical career advice with the students and early career professionals in the CAPSAC audience.
Registration information coming soon.
Tom Lyon, JD, Ph.D. is the 2022 recipient of CAPSAC’s Karen J. Saywitz Legacy Award and will discuss his latest research in a live webinar, the second in a series of lectures over future years honoring Dr. Saywitz’s work and legacy.
At the same event, the Paul Crissey Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research will be given to Shreya Mukhopadhyay of the University of California Irvine for her research study, “Foster Children’s Placement Preferences: The Roles of Kin, Siblings, and Age" and Maha Al-Suwaidi of University of California Los Angeles for her research study “Socioeconomic Correlates of Childhood Neglect."
David Love, LMFT of Valley Community Counseling Services, based in Stockton, will be presented with the Neal Snyder Outstanding Service Award.
Click the button above to register to watch the recorded event or copy and paste the following link in your internet browser: https://cirinc.org/what-we-do/recorded.html
CAPSAC is pleased to announce a new award to honor the legacy of Karen J. Saywitz, a pioneer in the scientific study of child forensic interviewing and a devoted advocate for children and families.
On March 22, 2021, CAPSAC presented this award to one of Dr. Saywitz’s earliest and longest collaborators, Gail Goodman, PhD, of UC Davis. Dr. Goodman will present a lecture titled, "Interviewing Children and Adults about Childhood Traumatic Touch: A Tribute to Dr. Karen J. Saywitz".
Congratulations to graduate student Lindsey Palmer of the University of Southern California, recipient of CAPSAC’s Paul Crissey Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research!
Congratulations also Sean Dugan, M.D. who was presented with the Neal Snyder Outstanding Service Award.
Request access to the award ceremony and remarks from recipients at this link: https://cirinc.org/catta/archive.html#content_10ef5b66ac52c9225b66637e727c149b_item_12992491
Medical Advocacy in the Face of Discrimination with Dr. Sharon Cooper
Access recording at avahealth.org
This presentation discusses strategies that a healthcare provider can use to educate and advocate for equal treatment of their minority patients. Strategies will be discussed regarding being alert to discriminatory medical treatment, inadequate educational practices, and therapeutic interventions that appear to fall short of what is needed for the complexity of a child’s medical condition. The statement “When you see something, say something” is certainly fitting for the healthcare provider to become part of the solution and not part of the problem.
Dr. Sharon Cooper
Using Simulation to Teach Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Care with Dr. Martina Jelley, Dr. Julie Miller-Cribbs, and Dr. Fran Wen
Recording available through AVA
This multidisciplinary team in Tulsa, OK has developed a training program to help health care trainees learn how to better address the sequelae of childhood trauma in their adult patients. Presenters will describe the history of this program and their experiences from over 800 simulated patient encounters.
Dr. Martina Jelley
Dr. Felitti presents "The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-being, Disease and Social Functioning."
Release Date: October 5, 2020
Dr. Gillespie describes the integration of assessing parental ACEs screening into a primary care pediatric practice.
Release Date: October 9, 2020
Dr. Wiet highlights the neurobiological changes associated with ACEs that function as a "primer" for the onset of addiction and related behaviors.
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Dr. Keeshin draws on his work providing clinical care to children and adolescents to present "A Practical Approach to Deciding the Next Right Step for Trauma Exposed Youth."
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Dr. Gerber reviews the long term health impact adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other traumas have on patients and discusses the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent collective adversities may be worsening outcomes.
Release Date: December 2, 2020
Presented by Rachel Gilgoff, MD; Leena Singh, DrPH, MPH; Victoria Sparks, MD, and Lacie Ketelhut, MS, CHES. This webinar discusses opportunities for ACEs screening implementation in the medical setting, identifying evidence-informed clinical approaches for responding to ACEs within pediatric and family medicine practice, and presenting effective strategies for responding to ACEs through community partnerships.
Release Date: February 18, 2021
This presentation provides an overview of ACEs, including considerations during the pandemic, and examples of policies and practices to prevent them and reduce their harmful effects.
Release date: March 18, 2021
This interactive session described how ACEs screening can be enhanced by also considering HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Childhood Experiences. Children’s brains develop in response to their experiences, both adverse and beneficial. Just as adverse childhood experiences can interfere with normal healthy development, positive childhood experiences can support lifelong health and well-being.
Release Date: April 22, 2021
Dr. Bob Sege returns with Dr. Baraka Floyd for Part 2: Balancing ACEs with HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences). In the second webinar on HOPE, the focus will move from the evidence and theory underlying the HOPE framework as we roll up our sleeves and dive into ideas for practice transformation. The session will include a review of HOPE, examples of how organizations are using the HOPE framework to improve care, and interactive exercises and activities designed to stimulate ideas about moving from theory to practice.
Release Date: June 28, 2021
APSAC — in collaboration with the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC), and the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) — was awarded $200,000 from the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to participate in the state’s ACEsAware initiative. The Collaborators will be conducting the CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY to promote the ACEsAware initiative among Medi-Cal providers in 6 regions of California.