MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 30, 2013

CASA workshop offered on childhood PTSD


— TAHLEQUAH — CASA of Cherokee Country will present a workshop on childhood post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a media release.  

The workshop, “Understanding and Helping Traumatized Children,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Indian Capital Technology Center in Tahlequah. The  presenter will be Dr. Michael Gomez, a psychological clinician at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect/Child Study Center. The cost is $10.

“The CASA staff, Sandy Macauley and Liz Rainbolt, heard Dr. Gomez speak at the annual Oklahoma Judges Conference last year and were so impressed they wanted everyone who works with traumatized children in our area to have an opportunity to hear him,” Jo Prout, CASA’s executive director, said in the release.

The workshop is oriented toward representatives of human service agencies, school principals, day care center employees, health care professionals, law enforcement professionals, attorneys, students of social work, Department of Human Services caseworkers, Indian Child Welfare case workers, mental health professionals, foster parents, and any others who work with traumatized children.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; Gomez will begin at 9 a.m. Attendees will need to provide their lunches. Certificates of attendance will be distributed at the end of the workshop.

CASA requests payment of the $10 fee by Feb. 8.

For information or to register, call CASA of Cherokee Country at (918) 456-8788 or send email to cccncasa@sbcglobal.net.