Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

May 11 Program

"Paper Tigers -
Reforming Schools Through Trauma Informed Practices"

Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, Clinical Therapist, The Guidance Center


Thursday, May 11, 2017


7:45 - 8:00 Network, breakfast
8:00 - 9:40 a.m. Film "Paper Tigers"
9:40 - 10:00 a.m. - Discussion


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

EALB provides 2 CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider units to MFTs/LCSWs in full attendance (free to EALB CEU members, $20 for non-CEU members). Provider number: 130171

Contact info: 562.216.2172   ​ Nathan Swaringen, LCSW

Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, has been a school-based clinician at The Guidance Center for over a decade, providing mental health services to children and their families at elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Long Beach area. Through these experiences, Nathan came to realize that the impairments and suffering of his clients could not be understood or properly treated without understanding trauma, a common theme in every client and every case. Nathan recently became certified in The Child Trauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) to launch a pilot program through The Guidance Center, "It"s About T.I.M.E" (Trauma Informed Movement in Education) at Beach High School. Serving as a trainer and consultant to staff, Nathan has helped the school adopt both a trauma-informed lens and interventions, contributing to a significant increase in attendance and decrease in suspensions. Nathan’s vision is to bring "It"s About T.I.M.E" to every school in Long Beach."

"Paper Tigers" chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. After Lincoln's principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school's approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students. From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promise at Lincoln High.
After the film, Nathan will provide a brief discussion about The Neurosequential Model in Education and his program, "It"s About T.I.M.E" and his work at Beach High School.

Click for Handout at Paper Tiger Film presentation
Click for video for Nathan's Introduction Training May 22, 2017
Click for Handout for Nathan's Introduction Training May 22, 2017

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