Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

Program Schedule

Each Speaker presents at our General Meeting held on the second Thursday of each month
from 8:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. except as noted in the programs at
Alpert Jewish Community Center

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Note! Click to see presentations available online Note! Some presentations are available on YouTube - check with this Schedule online
January 11, 2018 Amira Samuel, Esq "Compensation Services to DV Victims"
Amira Samuel, Esq. Legal Director,

CEU's: 1
December 14, 2017  
November 9, 2017  
October 12, 2017 "DV and Pregnancy"
Dr. Sharon Tan
CEU's: 1
September 14, 2017 Camille Gear Rich "The Welfare Queen"
Prof. Camille Gear Rich, Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Social Sciences, and Professor of Law and Sociology, USC

CEU's: 1
August 10, 2017 Greg Carlsson "Why am I thinking about my client’s trauma all the time?"
Greg Carlsson, LMFT
Private Practice, Pasadena, CA

CEUs: 1Video coming
July 13, 2017 Jill Ippolito "Yoga Life Skills for Healing Trauma<"
Jill Ippolito, RYT, CEO Yoga for Healing Trauma, Founder UpRising Yoga

CEU's: 1Click for video
June 8, 2017 Tory Cox, LCSW/PPS "School social workers and school reform: using inter-professional teams to change how schools interact with vulnerable students"
Tory Cox, LCSW/PPS, Clinical Associate Professor, USC, Assistant Director of Field Education, Director of VAC Field Education

CEU's: 1 Click for video
May 11, 2017
Extended program:
8:00am to 10:00am
Nathan Swaringen"Paper Tigers - Reforming Schools Through Trauma Informed Practices"
Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, Clinical Therapist, The Guidance Center

NOTE: Movie starts at 8:00am, breakfast available at 7:45
CEU's: 2  Click for Training Video May 22, 2017
April 13, 2017
Extended program:
8:20am to 10:00am
Michael Kass "Storytelling to Build Community and Create Change"
Michael Kass

CEU's: 1.5 Click for video
March 9, 2017 Patricia Costales, LCSW "Child trauma, clinical ethics and political advocacy as it relates to mental health"
Patricia Costales, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer
The Guidance Center

CEU's: 1  Click for video
February 9, 2017 Wayne Munchel, LCSW "Trauma Informed Care for Foster Youth"
Wayne Munchel, LCSW, TAY Services Director, Stars Behavioral Health Group

CEU's: 1 Click for Video
January 12, 2017 Lisl Schweers, LCSW, OSW-C "Introduction of Mindfulness Based Practices for Helping Professionals"
Lisl Schweers, LCSW, OSW-C, Lead Clinical Social Worker, LIFE Cancer Survivorship & Transition Program, Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

CEU's: 1  Click for video
December 8, 2016

End Abuse Long Beach Annual Awards

You are all invited - click for Invitation.

Click for video Jessica Alvarez

Jessica Alvarez
Parent and Community Advocate

Ellen Hartwick

Ellen Hartwick, LCSW
Mental Health Director, The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

Virginia Zart

Virginia Zart
President, Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB)
Founding member, Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force

November 10, 2016 Reggie Melrose, Ph.D. Reggie Melrose, Ph.D.
Psychologist & author
"Brain Change by Stress and Trauma"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
October 13, 2016 Dominique Quevedo Dominique C. Quevedo, Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
"Immigration Relief for Victims of Violence and Abuse"

CEU's: 1
September 8, 2016
Note: 2-hours
Alyce LaViolette Alyce LaViolette M.S., M.F.C.C.
"Parenting curriculum, For Our Children, focusing on parenting when DV is an issue"

CEU's: 2  Click for video
August 11, 2016 Rene Castro, MSW Rene Castro, MSW, Principal, Facilitation Lab LLC
"Use of Self: An Interactive Exploration of Personal Identity, Power, Privilege and Oppression"

CEU's: 1
July 14, 2016 Stephanie Dowds, Esq. Stephanie Dowds, Esq. Deputy City Prosecutor, City of Long Beach
"Prosecuting DV Cases"

CEU's: 1 Click for Video
June 9, 2016 Laura Andrade, Ph.D. Laura Andrade, Ph.D., MAT Program Manager, HRSD
Bureau of Clinical Resources and Services
"Young Children in Care: Facts about outcomes of young children in open DCFS cases and what we need to do to improve their lives"

CEU's: 1
May 12, 2016 Barbara Hernandez, PSY.D., LMFT, LPCC Barbara Hernandez, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, Vice President of Community Services
Crittenton Services for Children and Families
"Clinical aspects of trauma and its relationship to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)"

CEU's: 1 Click for video
April 14, 2016 Michele Winterstein Vicki Doolittle Michele Winterstein, Ph.D., and Vicki Doolittle, M.S.
"When Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Happen in the Same Family"

CEU's: 1 Click for Video
March 10, 2016 Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH Chief Executive Officer and Pediatrician
The Children's Clinic, "Serving Children and Their Families"
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
“Changing the Lens: Transforming Care to Identify and Respond to Children and Families Exposed to Violence and Toxic Stress”
February 11, 2016 Colleen Friend, Ph.D., LCSW 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"

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January 14, 2016 Lieutenant Dan Pratt Lt. Dan Pratt, Long Beach Police Department, Vice Investigations
"Human Trafficking in Long Beach"

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December 10, 2015

End Abuse Long Beach Annual Awards

Stephanie Dowds, Esq. Click for video

Stephanie Dowds, Esq.
Deputy City Prosecutor, City of Long Beach

Tracy Colunga, M.S.W.

Tracy Colunga, M.S.W.
Neighborhood Relations Officer, City of Long Beach

November 12, 2015
8:15 - 9:15am
Mieko Failey, Esq., Staff Attorney and Manager, Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Legal Services Department
Anny Hsu, Training and coaching instructor, RISE (Recognize, Intervene, Support and Empower) Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center
"LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care and Domestic Violence"

CEU's: 1
October 8, 2015 Marie Pletka Marie Pletka, MFT, trained and certified EMDR therapist for 22 years
"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
September 10, 2015 Michael Lyde, Ph.D. Michael Lyde, Ph.D., Interval House Crisis Shelters & Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence, Lyde & Associates
"Seats at the Table: Chronicles of Male Engagement in the Domestic Violence Field"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
August 13, 2015 Mandy Mount, Ph.D. Mandy Mount, Ph.D., Counseling Psychologist and Director of the UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) office
"Campus Sexual Violence"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
July 9, 2015 Jorga Leap, Ph.D., MSWJorja Leap, Ph.D., MSW, Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA
"Project Fatherhood"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
June 11, 2015 Paula Cohen, JD Paula Savage Cohen, Esq., Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
"DV and Family Law Basics"

NOTE change
CEU's: 1
May 14, 2015 Wayne Munchel, LCSW Wayne Munchel, LCSW, TAY Services Director, Stars Behavioral Health Group
CEU's: 1  Click for video.
April 9, 2015
Note: 2-hr prgm
Tiombe Wallace, MFTTiombe Wallace, MFT, Feminist therapist, educator, and activist working to empower survivors and communities.
"The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse: Survivors’ Experiences of Abuse, Trauma, and Oppression"

CEUs: 2  Click for video.
March 12, 2015
Note: 2-hr prgm
Dr. Harvey Karp Harvey Karp, MD, Pediatrician, child developmentalist and assistant professor at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine
"Happiest Toddler on the Block"

CEUs: 2
February 12, 2015 Deborah Johnson Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH Deborah Johnson Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH
Chair of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative – Families and Children Work Group
"Military Connected Families – Risk and Resiliency"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
January 8, 2015 Shari FarmerShari Farmer, District Attorney Field Deputy,
LA County District Attorney's Victim-Witness Assistance Program
"Helping Victims Become Survivors and Survivors Become Thrivers!"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
December 11, 2014

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards honoring:

Sergeant Eric Hooker,
and The Long Beach Police Department,
Vice Investigations Team
- Human Trafficking

In recognition of:
rescuing 22 girls ages 12 to 17,
referring 54 women to nonprofit organizations for assistance and help,
and arresting 91 criminals since February, 2014 – more than
any other city in Los Angeles County.

In addition, our own Paula Cohen, President of End Abuse Long Beach for 20 years, is honored for her leadership as she hands the presidency over to Kimberly Wee.
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November 13, 2014 Lita MercadoLita Mercado, MSW, Program Director for Community Service Programs, Inc.
"Understanding Human Trafficking"

CEUs: 1 Click for video

October 2, 2014
Note 1st Thursday

Robert GeffnerRobert Geffner, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP
"Child Custody Issues when There are Allegations of Intimate Partner Violence or Child Abuse: Ethical Issues and Common Pitfalls Made by Many Custody Evaluators"

CEUs: 2 Click for Video
September 11, 2014 Jessica Thomas Pat Sinclair, J.D. and MSWJessica Thomas, Psy.D. and Pat Sinclair, J.D., MSW
"Using the k9 Connection: How At-Risk Teens and Homeless Dogs Can Heal Each Other"

CEUs: 1 Click for video
August 14, 2014 Dr. Sandra Murray, Medical Director of the Child Abuse and Protection Team
Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach
"Red Flags in Child Abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences"

CEUs: 1
July 10, 2014 Victoria SciarraVictoria Sciarra, MA, MFT
"Self-Care: The Journey from Loss of Self to Wholeness"

CEUs: 1 Click for video
June 12, 2014 Tracy Colunga Tracy M. Colunga, MSW - Violence Prevention Coordinator
Long Beach Development Services - Neighborhood Services Bureau
"Implementing the City of Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
May 8, 2014 Judith LarsonJudith Larson, Director, Edelman Children's Courthouse Program
"Free Arts for Abused Children"

CEUs: 1 Click for video
April 10, 2014

Derrick Perez-Johnson, MA, MSW Program Administrator Parents In Partnership Program
"Parental Advocacy and Empowerment with the DCFS"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
March 13, 2014 Michele Winterstein Michele Winterstein, Ph.D., Director
"The Crisis of Disclosure: How children cope with child abuse investigation and litigation

CEUs: 1 Click for video
February 13, 2014 Melanie Wagner Melanie Wagner, M.S.Ed., Directory of Humane Education
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(spcaLA)
"Animal Safety Net (ASN): Redefining animal abuse as family violence"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
January 9, 2014 Bill Bedrossian Dr. Monte Pries Bill Bedrossian, MSW, Executive Director
Dr. Monte Pries, Clinical Psychologist
Olive Crest
"Safe Families for Children: An Emerging Best Practice in Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video


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