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We invite you to attend our Open House as a great way to learn more about our efforts as San Diego’s oldest children’s nonprofit!
Short reception followed by an interactive tour with our program staff will leave you feeling inspired about the change being created in the lives of many children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral health challenges.
**Please note we operate a secure campus and RSVP’s are required in order to attend our Open House for check-in purposes. Please RSVP to Karitina Morett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using a Trauma-Informed Lens to Better Support Youth who Engage in Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
Presented by Jacquelyn Christensen, PhD
This intermediate level training examines the complex nature of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents through a developmental and trauma-informed lens. Didactic lecture, group discussion and activities, and video will be used to help participants identify NSSI, contributing risk factors, and the critical role of trauma. Additionally, the various functions of NSSI will be described, emphasizing individual differences and the needs met for the individual by the behavior. Core tenets of the three clinical steps of the NeuroRelational Framework (Lillas & Turnbull, 2009) and principles of allostasis and allostatic load (McEwen) will be used to inform the “bottom up” and “top down” considerations of assessing and treating individuals who engage in NSSI. Social emotional development as viewed through dyadic interaction is discussed in terms of how relationships can support reducing NSSI.
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You will not want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child and family during the holiday season!
We invite you, and your family, friends, and co-workers to host a donation drive to collect gift cards and new toys for families in need. A fun afternoon filled with live music, holiday goodies, arts and crafts, and rides and attractions for the entire family to enjoy.
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available!
Click here for more information about our community holiday festival and donation drive.