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November 2018 - Three Rivers District Update

Mary Abbott, LCSW

Hello Three Riivers! 

Happy Early Thanksgiving for all those who celebrate! 

I am very excited about my upcoming event! There are still over 20 slots open! Please consider coming. Dr. DiGangi does an excellent job presenting on how behavior and neuroscience are directly linked. The information shared will be applicable in all your work with clients! 

On November 9th from 9:30am to 12:30pmwe will be co-hosting an event with Streamwood Behavioral Health Hositpal.

Event Title: Neurobehavioral Health in Children and Adolescents - How the brain develops, What protects it and What Harms it

The presenter is Dr. Julia DiGangi is a neuropsychologist. Her area of expertise is stress and the brain. In her capacity as the founder of NeuroHealth Partners, Dr. DiGangi educates health professionals and educators about the neuroscience of the brain-body-behavior connection. Specifically, she helps organizations bring the science of behavioral change into their organizations. She designs evidence-based curricula on topics like emotional intelligence, effective stress management and the neuroscience of mental health.As a clinician and a brain researcher, Dr. DiGangi brings a unique perspective to health and resilience. From clinics to schools to corporations, Dr. DiGangi has helped hundreds of people suffering from stress-related conditions. She has published and presented extensively on health-related topics. She has worked in the field of neuroscience, where she used cutting-edge technologies like fMRI and EEG to study the brain.

Known for her compelling, funny and relatable communication style, Dr. DiGangi is a liaison between the complex research world and the public, teaching people about their brains. She has also worked at The White House Press Office and on U.S. presidential campaigns, so she is accustomed to helping people gracefully navigate fast-paced, high-stakes professional environments. Recently, she gave a TED talk on the relationship between stress and the brain.Dr. DiGangi will provide a broad but brief discussion of brain development across the lifespan.

For our event she will introduce how chronic stress and trauma impact brain function in children and adolescents. How chronic stress and trauma are disruptive to the brain, particularly the developing brain will be reviewed. When treating children and adolescents who have experienced chronic stress and/or trauma they often present with anxiety. Dr DiGangi will look at how the brain deals with uncertainty and how children are learning to soothe themselves. She will also discuss how the social relationships can both soothe and stress the brain.

This is a FREE event for NASW members! The event includes a continental breakfast.  Hope to see many of you there!

Calendar Link : http://www.naswil.org/calendar/events/5064/

Registration Link : naswil.wufoo.com/forms/three-rivers-district-ceu-event-110918/


Also I am looking for topics of interest for my next event. Please e-mail me with any thoughts or suggestions. If you have a preferred area or venue within the district please also make me aware! Thank you in advance! 

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Posted on 11/01/18 at 11:55 AM


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