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              January 2014 Newsletter



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CTA Announces New Director of Research
NMT Symposium
Advanced NMT Series
Happy New Year from The ChildTrauma Academy!  We are looking forward to a productive and rewarding year.  We are pleased to have Dr. Eugene Griffin joining us as our new Director of Research and we would like to thank Dr. Chris Dobson for her many years of leadership in this role.  Dr. Dobson will continue to work with us and will be focused on data analysis and writing up the many research projects emerging from the work of the CTA. This year will see the start of a host of new research and training activities.  We begin two new training opportunities - an Advanced NMT Case-based Training Series and the NMT Inaugural Symposium, co-sponsored with our Flagship Site Hull Services. Several of our Flagship sites have funding for large outcome studies and we look forward to learning more from their work. You can follow this progress on future Newsletters and on the CTA website. 
CTA Announces Dr. Eugene Griffin as New Director of Research
Gene Griffin


The ChildTrauma Academy is very pleased to welcome Dr. Eugene Griffin to the Senior Administrative Group.  He will serve as the Director of Research.  As a clinical psychologist and attorney, Dr. Griffin has a unique set of skills and experience.  Until recently, he served as the Associate Director of the Mental Health and Services Policy Program at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and in addition to his work with CTA, he is the Clinical Director of the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition and a member of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission. In 2012, Dr. Griffin was named by the MacArthur Foundation-supported Models for Change initiative as a Champion for Change in juvenile justice reform for his work in mental health for juveniles in the justice system and is a founding member of the Models for Change Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network team in Illinois.  We are thrilled to have him joining our leadership team.

     Dr. Griffin follows CTA's former Director of Research, Dr. Christine Dobson, who will continue to serve as a Fellow and research consultant.  We want to thank for her many years of leadership and commitment in this role.


Read Dr. Griffin's full bio on our website.  
Mark Your 2014 Calendars!
We are very excited to offer two brand new training opportunities in 2014.  Make plans now to join us!
NMT Inaugural Symposium June 10-12 in Banff, AB
The ChildTrauma Academy and Hull Services jointly present the Neurosequential Model Inaugural Symposium, June 10-12, 2014 at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta.  The symposium will bring together professionals from across the world for three days of learning, collaboration, and community building.  The program will include daily keynotes from Dr. Perry as well as nine track offerings on topics in Early Childhood, Education, Juvenile Justice, NMT Implementation, Public Policy and Practice, Therapeutic Interventions, and Research.  Early Bird Registration ends February 10th, and space is limited; Register now!  Learn more and register online here.
Advanced NMT Case-based Training Series - Begins January 31st
Like our regular NMT Case-based Training Series, the Advanced Series is a clinical case conference series led by Dr. Perry and attended via the internet. The focus of each session is the presentation and discussion of a client during which the use of the NMT and the web-based NMT Clinical Practice Tools are used.  This new Advanced Series will highlight the implementation of the Neurosequential Model by CTA Flagship Sites.  
Third Session of SevenSlideSeries Now Available on CTA's YouTube Channel
We have just published the third session of our new SevenSlideSeries on our YouTube Channel. As announced back in September, CTA has established its very own YouTube Channel where we are posting free videos related to our work.  The SevenSlideSeries continues to grow as a set of short, educational videos that each focus on a specific topic.  To date, the following sessions are available: The Human Brain, Sensitization and Tolerance, and now Threat Response Patterns.  Each video is between 10 and 15 minutes long, and they are designed to be an educational resource for all.  Click here to visit the CTA YouTube Channel, watch the videos, and share with others.
In closing, we want to thank you for your continued interest in our work. 

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Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
The ChildTrauma Academy