Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

May 14 Program Agenda

"What if ACES (Adverse Childhood Events) were the Basis for our mental health system?"

Wayne Munchel, LCSW, TAY Services Director, Stars Behavioral Health Group


Thursday, May 14, 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: 562 857-2319   Twitter: @TAYtweetment

Wayne Munchel, LCSW Wayne Munchel, LCSW, is an Independent Consultant & Trainer with over 30 years experience in the mental health system, working with Transition Age Youth, and adults with severe mental illnesses. He is currently providing trainings in Trauma Informed Care, Early Intervention Psychosis and Supported Employment. Most recently he served as the Director of TAY (Transition Age Youth) Services at Stars Behavioral Health Group. Mr. Munchel was one of the founders of The Village, an innovative recovery model program serving adults with severe psychiatric disabilities and started the Mental Health Associations’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Academy from 2000 to 2009 He received his Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 1986.

The seminal ACES study provides compelling evidence on how pervasively trauma impacts our youth, families and communities across a broad spectrum of behavioral disorders and risk indicators. The public mental health system has made progress in shifting from the "what’s wrong with you" paradigm to the "what happened to you" approach, but is often limited by the DSM and medical model. This presentation will explore how implementing a trauma informed approach can truly transform our mental health care system.

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