Green Cross: Child and Adolescent Trauma


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This event is not sponsored by the Alumni Association and does not fall under the benefits of Founding Membership status.

When: September 8, 2017 / 8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Richmont Graduate University- Atlanta Campus, 1900 The Exchange SE, Suite 100

Continuing Education: 7 NBCC-approved CE Clock Hours Awarded. 7 CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists. Partial attendance is not awarded.

Target Audience:  This is an intermediate level training for professionals, students, and laypersons working with traumatized populations, including disaster survivors.


  • Students= $80.00
  • Professionals= $120.00

Presenter: Dr. Vanessa Snyder

Dr.Vanessa Snyder is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Traumatologist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a 2008 graduate of Richmont Graduate University. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in VA. Her areas of research interests include: sexual abuse and trauma; trauma effects on the God perception; trauma treatment with play/art therapy, assessment in treatment of adults who experience trauma/complex trauma; secondary traumatic stress, complex trauma model protocol used for human trafficking and dissociative disorders. Vanessa is also the Dean of Clinical Affairs and the Vice President of the Richmont Institute of Traumatology.

Topic: This GCAT course discusses diagnosis and DSM changes to child and adolescent trauma disorders. Attention is focused at treatment issues, treatment modalities, and the effects of crisis and disaster trauma versus long term chronic trauma. Specific intervention modalities are taught for skills development.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the criteria for child and adolescent traumatic stress disorders.
  • Identify the risk and resiliency factors in children who have experienced traumatic stress.
  • Understand the developmental consequences of childhood trauma on brain development.
  • Recognize the impact of diversity on the assessment and treatment of childhood trauma within multicultural populations as well as strategies for working cross-culturally.
  • Assess for attachment trauma and it’s impact on the traumatized child.
  • Identify and resources and tools available to children in working with traumatic stress.
  • Utilize assessments and implement treatment of trauma in children and adolescents
  • Anticipate symptoms and outcomes of traumatized children as they become adults.



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