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Center for Child and Family Well-being
2014-2015 Scott Lecture Series

October 27th, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Youth and Political Conflict:
Where are the Politics? Where are the Youth?
Brian K. Barber, Ph.D.
Jacobs Foundation Fellow at the New America, Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Bryn Mawr College | Thomas Great Hall (campus map)
235 North Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Brian Barber has spent two decades studying youth who experience substantial political conflict. His research has taken him from Gaza to Bosnia, to Egypt and back to Gaza. His presentation will describe some of his current research with "first intifada" youth, now that they are adults.

Register Online or Call 610.520.260  | This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
2 Continuing education credits for licensed social workers are available for this lecture. An application for credit and a $20 processing fee will be due at the event.
GPS Mapping Address: 140 Morris Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

2013-2014 Scott Lecture Series

The Affordable Care Act and Treatment of Addiction:
Segregation to Integration

A. Thomas McLellan, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder of the Treatment Research Institute (TRI)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bryn Mawr College | Wyndham Alumnae House | Ely Room
235 North Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.520.2605 |

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
The presentation will describe major elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and will focus upon its transformational effects on the treatment of substance use disorders. This work describes why addiction will move from being considered a segregated, stigmatized "lifestyle" issue, into a chronic illness integrated into and managed by mainstream healthcare.

A.Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. is the CEO and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and an experienced substance abuse researcher. From 2009 to 2010, he was Science Advisor and Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a Congressionally confirmed Presidential appointment to help shape the nation’s public policy approach to illicit drug use. Dr. McLellan has more than 35 years of experience in addiction treatment research. In 1992, he co-founded and led (until his ONDCP appointment) TRI to transform the way research is employed in the treatment of and policy making around substance use and abuse. In his career he has published over 400 articles and chapters on addiction research.
Funding for lecture provided by The Anita D. Lichtenstein Memorial Fund.


Hosted by: The Center for Child and Family Well-being | Janet Eisenberg Shapiro, PhD, Director | 610-520-2600 |

What Do You Know About Effective Interventions for Traumatized Youth

Steven Berkowitz, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery
University of Pennsylvania | Perelman School of Medicine

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bryn Mawr College | GSSWSR
KL Conference Room
300 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.520.2605 |
This presentation will review trauma specific practices for youth with Traumatic Stress Symptoms and also discuss effective secondary prevention models for youth at risk of developing PTSD. A description of the treatments used with youth will be described as well as research evaluating their effectiveness and potential gaps in treatment.
Steven Berkowitz, MD is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry. As Director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma and Recovery, his main focus has been on the development of crisis and early interventions for children living in psycho-social adversity especially in the area of childhood trauma. Dr. Berkowitz has worked at the Yale Child Study Center and is also actively involved with the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network.
2 CEU's - Application for ceu's will be made available and a $20.00 processing fee due at the event.
Funding provided by The G. Mildred and A. Foster Scott Charitable Foundation
Hosted by The Center for Child and Family Well-being  | Janet Eisenberg Shapiro, PhD, Director

When the “War Front” and the “Home Front” Collide:
Political Violence, Resilience, and the Family

Cindy Sousa, PhD, MSW, MPH
Assistant Professor

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bryn Mawr College | GSSWSR
KL Conference Room
300 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.520.2600 |

Cindy SousaPolitical violence erodes traditional boundaries between the “war front” and the “home front.” Almost 90% of the victims of political violence are civilians, mostly women and children, and the majority of the world’s 20 million refugees and 150 million internally displaced people are fleeing political violence. The increasing reach of political violence into civilian areas poses significant risks to the well-being of families. As parents are rendered helpless to physically or emotionally protect their family from political violence, they experience powerlessness and grief. Political violence has also been implicated in a rise in the perpetration of violence towards women and children. Despite these challenges, however, the family is a central source of protection and resilience within political violence; if equipped with a strong family unit, children can more easily make sense of and recover from political violence. This presentation will focus on the timely issue of family well-being in contexts of political violence.

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