Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

February 9 Program

"Trauma Informed Care for Foster Youth"

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


Thursday, February 9, 2017


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 provides 1 CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider unit to MFTs/LCSWs in full attendance (free to EALB CEU members, $20 for non-CEU members). Provider number: 130171

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.

This presentation will provide an overview of current legislative and system efforts to reduce the over-reliance on psychotropic medications on foster youth. The multiple challenges presented by this movement away from medications as a means of behavioral control, while addressing the fears of an upsurge in harmful incidents will be explored. The hope for developing sufficient capacity for delivering trauma-informed care as 1st line treatment option will be discussed.

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