Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
CHILD ABUSE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION COUNCIL
Since 1975
www.EndAbuseLB.org

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

February 11 Program

Colleen Friend, Ph. D., LCSW, teaches at CSULA, where she is the Director of both the Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute and the Partnership between CSULA and the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court

"Moving Beyond Bullying to Peer Aggression"

Date:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time:

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

Place:

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


Contact info: cfriend@exchange.calstatela.edu, 323 343-4696
Colleen Friend, Ph.D. LCSW Colleen Friend, PhD, LCSW, teaches at CSULA, where she is the Director of both the Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute and the Partnership between CSULA and the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court. She teaches two of the required classes for the CSULA Child Maltreatment and Family Violence Certificate. Her practice experience and research publications are in child welfare training, intimate partner violence, peer aggression, risk assessment, multidisciplinary teams and child sexual abuse interviewing. She has directed two multidisciplinary child sexual abuse assessment centers in the Los Angeles area: The Los Angeles County Child Crisis Center at Harbor UCLA and Stuart House. She has been a trainer for the LA County Department of Children and Family Services and the University Consortium for Children and Families for many years. Dr. Friend is the treasurer of the state board of the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC), which is the state affiliate of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). She has presented at several of their national conferences. She serves on the Research Advisory Committee for First Five, Los Angeles. She also holds a membership in the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA). She serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.

Overview:
This presentation will take the position that the term bullying has outgrown its usefulness and is not a good name for the phenomena that is better described as peer aggression and peer victimization. We will examine recent research findings that show the lasting mental health (MH) outcomes for those who experienced this phenomena are actually worse, compared to those who experienced child maltreatment alone.
This raises the prospect of including peer aggression and peer victimization as part of child maltreatment, with all its reporting and investigative responsibilities. A video that shows children’s perspectives will be included to help make the case for considering this new direction.

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Opinions expressed are those of the speaker and not necessarily those of the Council and its membership.
For information about End Abuse Long Beach, please visit www.EndAbuseLB.org or contact the Program Chair Paul Sharpe: Paul@EndAbuseLB.org