VLE3| Beyond Mandated Reporting: Building Resiliency with Families

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VLE Session 3: This 1.5 hour webinar will highlight what trauma looks like in young children, the relationship between abuse and disability, as well as offer strategies for building resiliency within families.  Specific topics will include:

  • Five common misconceptions about child abuse
  • Ten signs of child abuse
  • What a provider can do
  • Resources to assist providers working with families where violence may be an issue or concern

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        Presenter Information

        Catherine Corr, Ph. D., has served families and children with special needs many different capacities, including as an early childhood educator, an early intervention provider and as a court appointed special advocate. Catherine is currently a research associate in the department of Special Education at the Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include how to efficiently and effectively support young children with special needs and their families in early childhood and child welfare programs.

        Deserai Miller, LCSW, Deserai earned her Master’s degree in social work with a specialization in schools from the University of Illinois.  She has worked in the field of special education as a school social worker for the past ten years.  During this time she served families and children with special needs in many capacities, including work at a residential school for students with learning disabilities, at a therapeutic day school for students with emotional disabilities and at a public school in Champaign. Deserai is a licensed clinical social worker.  She has been an adjunct instructor and a field placement supervisor in the school of social work at the University of Illinois, where she connected graduate level students with volunteer opportunities working with children and adolescents in the community.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in early childhood special education.

        Ashley Ann Marshall, graduated from the University of Dayton, where she received her bachelor of arts in psychology and family development.  She is currently a student in the Child Studies program empirical research track in Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and hopes to earn her PhD in psychology in the future. She has worked as a visit monitor at a court-appointed family visitation center, a research intern at an addiction center, and in a grief-counseling center in Hospice.

        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.

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