Polishing our Protective Shields: Exploring Ways to Protect Youth from Violence

About this Webinar

This 90-minute webinar will focus on three different types of violence impacting youth including bullying, relationship violence in teens, and school shootings. The facilitator will offer information on trauma-informed approaches to polishing the protective shields of parents and youth in the face of danger and violence, using strategies such as identifying problematic situations, utilizing effective communication skills and emotional regulation, and engaging social support networks. Factors that increase the risk of negative consequences of stress and those that promote recovery and resilience will also be explored.

Presenter Information

Lauren Marlotte, PsyD, is the Assistant Director of Training for the Division of Population Behavioral Health and Nathanson Family Resilience Center at the University of California Los Angeles.  She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from the University of La Verne, where she studied clinical and community psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she specialized in working with adolescents and their families. Her work specializes in prevention, stress, trauma, and resilience.

CEU and Certificate of Completion Information

We will be providing 1.5 CEUs through the University of Texas at Austin's School of Social Work. These educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist licenses. The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work is an approved CEU provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma.

However, participants are encouraged to check with their states' latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CEU rules.

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