Registration is still ongoing for the free webinar called “Becoming Trauma Informed: Understanding the Effects of Sexual Violence on the Brain and Body” that will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, via Zoom, from 8:45am to 12pm.
Those who want to attend this webinar may fill out the online form to receive a link for the webinar (https://forms.gle/cVpjddnhMdLbU7PV9).
This training opportunity is being coordinated by the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence in collaboration with the CNMI Sexual Assault Response.
The webinar will feature a presentation by Dr. Jim Hopper, a clinical psychologist and Teaching Associate in Psychology at Harvard Medical School with over 25 years of clinical and consulting work focused on the psychological and biological effects of sexual assault, child abuse, and other traumatic experiences.
Topics to be covered include how stress and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assault and other traumas; the key brain circuitries impacted by stress and trauma; brain-based experiences, behaviors, and memory characteristics; implications for those who work with victims of sexual assault and other violence; and trauma-informed response.
For more information, contact NMCADSV at (670) 234-3878 or email info@EndViolenceNMI.org.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing violence or abuse, call 911 for emergencies or call the 24/7 Karidat victim hotline at (670) 234-5100 to speak to an advocate. (PR)