Hope & Healing: Florida’s Early Childhood Courts

Hope & Healing: Florida’s Early Childhood Courts
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

A video link will be added when made available by DCF and FADAA.

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH), in conjunction with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), offered this free webinar for up to 2.0 CEUs. Dr. Mimi Graham spoke.

Addressing early trauma can heal many of society’s most intractable social problems, including high rates of substance abuse and multigenerational cycles of child abuse. Florida’s Early Childhood Courts demonstrate a new statewide therapeutic approach to healing trauma and breaking the intergenerational transmission of adversity. Core components include trauma-informed judges and multidisciplinary teams, and a prominent role of infant mental health specialists as the vehicle for change and repairing the parent/child relationship. Learn how this “relationship-based approach” brings the science of early childhood adversity and resiliency to the courts to promote stable families.

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