The purpose of the trauma screening tool training is to educate and train county social service staff on the utilization of the University of Minnesota’s Traumatic Stress Screen for Children and Adolescents (TSSCA) to screen for the possible effects of psychological trauma. The trainings will be taught by Dr. Nicola Herting.
About the Trainer
Nicola Herting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children and families impacted by trauma. Dr. Herting received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UND. She completed her internship and post-doc in Virginia specializing in child trauma, specifically child abuse and maltreatment. Dr. Herting currently works as the Mental Health Director at Red River Children’s Advocacy Center, where she primarily provides trauma assessment and treatment for child victims of maltreatment, and also facilitates a monthly trauma-informed education and support group for foster parents. As an Adjunct Research Scientist for Sanford and the Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth, she works on statewide trauma screening, treatment, and training projects. In her role of Adjunct Professor in the UND Clinical Psychology Program, she is a clinical supervisor at Northern Prairie Community Clinic. Dr. Herting has extensive training in child trauma and maltreatment and is experienced in providing evidence-based and trauma-specific screening, assessment, treatment, trainings, and consultation. Dr. Herting is considered a clinical and forensic expert in child trauma and PTSD.
Two social work CEUs are available for attending this training. Please note that participants must join the webinar individually in order to receive CEUs. Participants will receive an email to use as documentation of their attendance (no certificates will be provided).