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Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Renk
This 2 hour
explores how young children are particularly
vulnerable to the effects of trauma, especially when their relationships with
their caregivers are affected. This
webinar will examine the characteristics of trauma in young children who are
4-years of age and younger. In
particular, formal diagnostic criteria as well as other signs and symptoms of
trauma in young children will be discussed. Further, the neurobiological
underpinnings of traumatic experiences for young children will be explored,
particularly with regard to potential effects on future development. Finally, evidence-based interventions that
may be useful for remediating the effects of trauma for young children and
their families will be examined.
How to obtain CEUs:
- We provide National Association of Social Workers (NASW) CE credits. More information on how to obtain CEUs can be found here.
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Kimberly Renk, Ph.D. is currently
an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Director of the Clinical
Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Central Florida as well as a
licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. She earned her Bachelor’s degree
in Psychology from the University of Illinois, her Master’ s degree in Clinical
Psychology from Illinois State University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
from the University of South Florida with a predoctoral internship at Louisiana
State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Although Dr. Renk has diverse clinical
experience with young children, school-age children, adolescents, and adults in
a variety of psychological settings, the majority of Dr. Renk’s work has
addressed the needs of young children who are already experiencing emotional
and behavioral problems, particularly due to stressors in their families. Throughout her graduate students and her
postdoctoral work, Dr. Renk has worked with traumatized children in a variety
of settings, including the completion of Infant Mental Health Fellowship
training while at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Most recently, Dr. Renk has been working with
Neil Boris, M.D., of Nemours Children’s Hospital to integrate evidence-based
parenting interventions into the child welfare system in the Central Florida
This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.