Capital Region child-and-family advocates, service providers and concerned citizens looking for professional development and networking opportunities are invited to attend two afternoon workshops at the University at Albany this Thursday.
Real Life Heroes and the HEROES Project: Promoting Developmental, Attachment-Centered Treatment for Children with Complex PTSD will be presented by Richard Kagan. Ph.D., Director of Research and Consultation at the Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute at Parsons Child and Family Center. The workshop explores how creative arts activities and the metaphor of heroes can be utilized to engage children and caregivers to work in trauma-informed treatment programs.
The second workshop, Scenic Views of Volunteerism: Enhance Your Life Through Compassion, is presented by Robert Clancy, community volunteer, author, and managing partner at Spiral Design Studio, LLC. Clancy, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Soul, will discuss how community service enhances your life, how volunteerism makes a difference in your community and why you should be involved, and how you can enhance your leadership through compassion.
The event is Thursday, May 16, 2013, 2-5 p.m., at the Husted Amphitheater (HS106A), University at Albany Downtown Campus, 135 Western Ave, Albany.
The event is presented by the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, Prevent Child Abuse New York, Senior Hope, National Association of Social Workers New York State Chapter, in cooperation with the ACE Think Tank and HEARTS Initiative.