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                 April 2016 Newsletter
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In two months, The ChildTrauma Academy and Hull Services will host the 2nd International Neurosequential Model Symposium taking place June 8th - 10th in Banff, Alberta.  The conference is shaping up and looks to be a wonderful event.  One of the major goals of the Symposium is to build community by sharing advances in practice, program, policy and research that can continue to help all of us better serve at-risk families and children.  The academic efforts of the CTA and our partners are at the heart of our ability to continue to innovate, create and then translate into practice.  This month's newsletter highlights some of these academic activities including participation in a federally-funded Quality Improvement Center (QIC-AG) project. We also update you on some of the most recent publications of the CTA working group.  In upcoming Newsletters we will provide updates on the progress of our NMT Training Certification Programs, current research projects, new Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) as well as training opportunities, and progress in the development of the Neurosequential Model of Caregiving (NMC).  
 2nd International Neurosequential Model Symposium - Updates

With just over two months until we host the 2nd International Neurosequential Model Symposium in Banff, Alberta, we are very busy finalizing the event details.  To view an updated Symposium brochure including the complete schedule with research presentations and CE information for each session, click here.  Also, to view descriptions and objectives for all sessions, click here.

In the coming weeks we will be adding a list of optional cultural and wellness activities that delegates may choose to participate in, and we'll be finalizing our room assignments.  If you are registered and have not yet completed your session preference survey, please do so as soon as possible.

We currently have more than 625 people registered but we have not yet reached our registration maximum (about 660).  These last few spots are filling quickly.   Register today and join us for three amazing days of learning and sharing.  We hope to see you there!
Harmony Family Center Begins NMT Certification:  NMT in RCT by National QIC-AG
The ChildTrauma Academy is happy to welcome Harmony Family Center to the NMT Learning Network as a Site participating in NMT Training Certification. Since its founding in 1996, Harmony has developed an array of award-winning family preservation and treatment services designed to increase the strength and well-being of Tennessee families, serving over 2,000 children and families every year. Harmony's mission is to serve children, families, and communities through counseling, education, and adoption, and they focus on finding forever families for children, domestically, internationally, and through the foster care system. Their work with families often begins at placement and continues throughout the adoption journey.  Harmony is a key participant in a multi-year National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption & Guardianship Support and Preservation (click for more details).  This large-scale project involves multiple states and major academic and non-profit organizations (Lead Agencies: Spaulding for Children, University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and University of Texas, Austin Schools of Social Work) working to develop evidence-based models of support and intervention for children and families both prior to and after guardianship and adoption.  The State of Tennessee is one of these states, and Harmony Family Center is the lead organization in their component of this QIC-AG project.  The NMT was selected by this group as an emerging evidence-based practice to help preserve guardianship and post-adoption placements with the most challenging clinical issues.  A multi-year random-controlled trial (RTC) is being conducted that will compare NMT (used in part of the state) with "practice as usual" (continuing in the remainder of the state).  We look forward to learning from this process and to connecting Harmony with many of the other excellent organizations in our broader NMT community.  
Recent Publications  
Selected recent publications of ChildTrauma Academy affiliated academics are listed below. (Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is Senior Fellow; Erin Hambrick, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow, Robert D. Perry is a Robin Fancourt Memorial Scholar, Zohreh Zarnegar, Ph.D. and George Davis, M.D. are ChildTrauma Academy Fellows).  
    Perry, B.D., Hambrick, E. & Perry, R.D. (2016) A neurodevelopmental perspective and clinical challenges: in: Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions: Culturally Sensitive Guidance for Professionals (Eds: Rowena Fong & Ruth McRoy) Columbia University Press New York pp. 126-153
   Tronick, E. & Perry, B.D. (2015) The multiple levels of meaning making: the first principles of changing meanings in development and therapy. In (Marlock, G. & Weiss, H., with Young, C. & Soth, M.(eds) (2015) Handbook of Body Therapy and Somatic Psychology. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. pp 345-355 

   Beeghly, Marjorie, Bruce D. Perry, and Edward Tronick. (2016) "Self-Regulatory Processes in Early Development." Oxford Handbooks Online. 2016-02-11.
   Zarnegar, Z., Hambrick, E., Perry, B.D., Azen, S. & Peterson, A. (2016) Clinical improvements in adopted children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders through neurodevelopmentally-informed clinical interventions: a pilot study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 1-17 DOI: 10.1177/1359104516636438

   Cannon, Y., Davis, G, Hsi, A. & Bochte, A. (2016) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Population.   Report for New Mexico Sentencing Commission
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Sincerely ,

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. 
The ChildTrauma Academy