Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
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CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

February 12 Program Agenda

"Military Connected Families – Risk and Resiliency"

Deborah Johnson Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH
Chair of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative – Families and Children Work Group


Thursday, February 12, 2015


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB will provide 1 CEU to MFTs/LCSWs in attendance (free to EALB members, $10 for non-members).
Approval No. PCE 4131

Contact info: or or 323-806-6499 cell
Deborah Johnson Hayes

Deborah Johnson Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH, is the Chair of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative – Families and Children Work Group, and is an Adjunct Lecturer and Field Education Supervisor/Liaison at the University of Southern California - Military Social Work & Veteran Services program. Additionally, Dr. Hayes provides training and consultation to mental health professionals and community organizations.
Dr. Hayes has worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker with Los Angeles Unified School District, School Mental Health Services. In this capacity, she collaborated in the development and implementation of a pilot project, a Military Children’s Resource Hub within the District which provided curriculum development, training, advocacy, and resource development to school personnel and community members, in support of heightening awareness and sensitivity to the emotional, social and educational needs of military connected children and their families.
Dr. Hayes is committed to supporting efforts in building greater capacity for understanding the military and their families and in developing effective interventions geared towards addressing their multidimensional service needs.

A discussion of the issues impacting military connected children and families which place them in unique and stressful situations and may impede healthy family functioning and well-being. An exploration of the strengths and resiliency factors inherent in military connected families, lending support to their identification and the provision of culturally competent, supportive intervention.

Deborah Hayes, a field liaison at USC, has been named Woman of the Year – 2015 by State Senator Holly Mitchell (30th Congressional District.)  Deborah is being recognized for her commitment to supporting and heightening awareness and sensitivity to the emotional, social and educational needs of military-connected children and their families.

Deborah has served as Chair of the Families and Children Working Group in the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, organized by Anthony Hassan as part of the mission of CIR.  She worked to develop and implement the Military Children’s Resource Hub and has helped military families across the Los Angeles Unified School District through curriculum innovation, training, advocacy, and resource development.

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