In this Issue
Childhood Trauma & Adult Homelessness
Ask the Expert: Gayle Dakof, PhD
ASSERT Treatment Models for Youth
The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adult Homelessness:
A Literature Review
by Alice Minervino
There are deep, underlying problems that persons experiencing homelessness face, including many that started in childhood. Learn more about how trauma impacts those facing homelessness later in life.
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity: A Book Review
by Eileen M. Russo, MA, LADC
As the medical director of Bayview Child Health Center and then CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, Dr. Burke Harris was on a quest to find the antidote to high ACE scores. As a result, she discovered many practices that made a remarkable difference in the lives of her patients
Ask the Experts:
An Interview with Gayle Dakof, PhD
by Emily Aber, LCSW
Dr. Dakof is Director of MDFT-International, a 501(c)(3) public charity that facilitates the dissemination and implementation of Multidimensional Family
Therapy (MDFT), an evidence-based treatment for adolescent substance abuse and other behavioral problems.
Cyber Bullying and its Effects on
Children and Adolescents
by Steve Bistran, MA
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through short message services, texting and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming sites where people can view, participate in, or share content.
ASSERT Treatment Model
by Mary Painter, LCSW, LADC
The ASSERT Treatment Model (ATM) provides youth up to age 21 years old and their families with six months of evidence-based intensive family treatment, medication assisted treatment (MAT), and recovery support services for up to 12 months.
Who’s Been Reading Trauma Matters?
Jillian Gilchrest, MSW, was recently elected to the Connecticut state legislature, serving as state representative for house district 18. She is also the Director of Health and Professional Outreach for CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence and is a regular trainer at Connecticut Women’s Consortium