21st Annual School Safety Summit
October 6th, 2016

Enhancing School Safety by Building Resilience: Complex Trauma as a Challenge and Opportunity

Middlesex Partnerships for Youth and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan present: 

The 21st Annual School Safety Summit 

Enhancing School Safety by Building Resilience: Complex Trauma as a Challenge and Opportunity

Children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma are often disruptive, disobedient or withdrawn.  With support and assistance, these students can succeed in the classroom and become valuable members of the school community.  The goals of the 21st Annual School Safety Summit are to understand what complex trauma is, how it can undermine school safety, and provide school staff and law enforcement with the skills needed to help students overcome the hyper-vigilance and lack of sense of security they feel as a result of a complex trauma.  Dr. Ford, a nationally-recognized expert who has developed a widely-used treatment model for children who have experienced trauma, will offer a practical approach to demystifying trauma and building skills for resilience.  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Assabet Valley Technical High School,

Marlborough, MA


MPY has applied for CEUs from the NASA and the MaMHCA for this program!

Attendees will be eligible for 10 PDPs by attending both this event and the spring SECURE conference. 



Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice

Registration is required.

$50 for members*, $150 for non-members

*Special Offer - Each member district may bring up to 10 participants for $150.  All participants must be registered together on the MPY website and registration must be paid for by one purchase order or check.


About the Speaker: 

Julian Ford, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and tenured Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he is the Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice.  In addition to authoring more than 200 published articles and book chapters describing his clinical research and practice in the field of psychological trauma and psychotherapy, he has authored/edited books including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach, Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific foundations and therapeutic models.   Dr. Ford developed and has conducted randomized clinical trial and effectiveness field trial studies with the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET© University of Connecticut) model for adults with complex PTSD and children with Developmental Trauma Disorder, which has been disseminated to more than 200 behavioral health, criminal justice, child welfare, educational, advocacy, and human services organizations internationally. He has served as an expert consultant for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Judicial Branch Court Supported Service Division, and Office of the Child Advocate.


Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must contact Stephanie Guyotte via email at stephanie.guyotte@state.ma.us. All cancellations must be received via email at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee. 

Event Registration Form

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This is a special event. Members: $50/person or $150 up to 10 people.
Non-members: $150/person, no group rate.

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Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
15 Commonwealth Ave
Woburn, MA 01801