Lectures

Lectures and presentations can be customized and tailored to any audience. Below are examples of current and past work:
  • The Goofy Kid SyndromeDynamic lecture for Portland Police Officers and recruits which explores the neurobiology of teen brains. The focus is to utilize science to understand the best ways to engage delinquent teens.
  • Trauma Informed Care. Interactive lecture on the neurobiology of trauma and how service providers and administrators can become more trauma informed. Focus is on corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice, child welfare and social services. Audiences include: law enforcement, child abuse prevention professionals, attorneys, family court judges.
  • Engaging Hard to Engage Families in treatment. Approaches and techniques for engaging traditionally “resistant” youth and families in services and treatment.
  • American Probation and Parole Association:
    1. Webinar: Trauma, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Adolescent Brain Development: Research Implications for Community Corrections
    2. Institute: Implementing the Crossover Youth Practice Model: juvenile justice and child welfare working together for better outcomes for youth
    3. Institute:  Incorporating trauma-informed care and adolescent brain development concepts into parole/probation practice.
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police. Faculty, 2014 Institute on Juvenile Justice
  • 2015 Troubled Youth Conference, Snowbird Utah.
  • Battleground Police Department: trained entire police force on trauma and adolescent development.

Past lecture audiences include:

  • Child welfare administrators and caseworkers
  • Juvenile justice administrators and caseworkers (in Oregon and nationally)
  • Police (in Oregon and nationally)
  • School Resource Officers
  • Parole and Probation Officers (in Oregon and nationally)
  • Mental Health practitioners
  • Attorneys
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • Rural and urban communities