Event InfoCategory Date and Time
- Wednesday, May 02, 2018
- 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
- Promoting the Protective Web: Trauma-informed Community Violence Prevention with Urban Youth
Liza M. Suarez PhD
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
- Director, Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic
- Co-Director, Urban Youth Trauma Center
Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil PhD
- Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center
- Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
- School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
- 1601 W. Taylor St.
- Chicago IL 60612
- 109 (Auditorium)
Liza Suarez, PhD, Urban Youth Trauma Center, University of Illinois at Chicago. Liza Suarez, Ph. D., is the co-director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center, a Treatment Service Adaptation Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network aiming to address the needs of youth impacted by community violence. Trained as a clinical child psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Suarez has over 15 years of experience working with trauma-related services for diverse urban youth and families, and has worked at UIC for over 10 years. Dr. Suarez has directed the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of prevention and intervention programing to address violence exposure, traumatic stress, anxiety and substance abuse. She is the Chair of the Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse Committee, a nationally represented group of clinicians and researchers in the fields of trauma and substance abuse within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, where she leads efforts to develop and disseminate resources to ameliorate the impact of trauma and substance abuse among youth and families. In her position as clinical assistant professor at the UIC Institute for Juvenile Research, Dr. Suarez directs the Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders clinic, where she continues to blend research and practice in academic and clinic settings. There, she develops and evaluates research and clinical programs for anxious youth and their families, with an emphasis on tailoring treatment approaches to families of diverse ethnic, racial and socio economic backgrounds experiencing community violence, substance abuse problems, and childhood adversity.
Jaleel Abdul-Adil, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he has provided ecologically-based services, training, and consultation for urban youth and families for over twenty-five years. He is also Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center, a grantee of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Abdul-Adil’s current work focuses on disseminating a continuum of evidence-based service strategies that compromise trauma-informed violence prevention and intervention for low-income urban youth impacted by traumatic stress, disruptive behavior, and community violence. He is also the Chair Emeritus of the NCTSN Community Violence Committee, and Founder of Hip-Hop H.E.A.L.S., a media-based model using modern Rap music and Hip-Hop culture for trauma-informed youth violence prevention programming.
Audience: Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health
Purpose: To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields
Instructional level: Advanced
- To recognize the key components of child trauma that pertain to urban youth and families residing in low-income settings with high rates of community violence
- To identify the best practices for trauma-informed mental health prevention and intervention that best serve urban youth and families
- To explore the examples of socio-ecological strategies for reducing trauma and promoting resilience with contemporary youth
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.
No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest. There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.
Dr. Suarez and Dr. Abdul-Adil have both received a Grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)