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Childhood Resilience: Why Some Bounce Back & Some Never Do

Manhattan Fire Department

2000 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA

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Event Description

Trauma can affect children in many different ways and in several different degrees. Children often possess different levels of resiliency that protect them long-term when they face significant trauma.  This training will examine sources of resilience in children, responses and conditions that foster resilience and the relationship between protective factors and resilient children.  It also offers suggestions for what parents and caregivers can do to promote resilience in children.

1.                           The participant will be able to recognize the theoretical and research background of childhood resilience as a protective factor. 

2.                           The participant will be able to recall the dynamic factors that determine were resiliency comes from in children. 

3.                           The participant will be able to distinguish how resiliency is a factor in children who have experienced trauma or abuse.

4.                           The participant will be able to interpret how learning in the child and environmental factors can impact and change resiliency in children. 

5.                           The participant will be able to recognize how a community can respond and build resiliency in children. 


Dr. Wassom is a Licensed Psychologist and graduate of The University of Kansas with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Health and Rehabilitation. Dr. Wassom completed a fellowship in child and pediatric psychology at Children’s Mercy-Kansas City and joined the medical staff at Children’s Mercy in 2009. He served as Clinical Director at Children’s Mercy within the Division of Gastroenterology and provided clinical services across a range of clinical areas in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences. He has specialty experience in treating general behavioral pediatrics, elimination/toileting disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, and stress related physical conditions. He has been involved in training and supervision for medical residents, developmental pediatrician fellows, and psychology fellows. Dr. Wassom has published numerous articles in professional journals and books and has been a presenter for regional and national conferences. He currently practices at Katie's Way in Manhattan and is the Clinical Director for the practice.


Continuing education credit for this event is co-sponsored by Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center and Via Christi Hospital-CE-Approved.jpgManhattan. Continuing education (CE) credit is awarded at the completion of the workshop. No partial credit is available.

Via Christi Hospital is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 2.0 contact hours applicable for RN or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider #LT0065-0716.

This course offering is approved by Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center for 2.0 contact hours applicable for SW licensure through the Kansas BSRB.


Amanda Yenzer · · 785-537-6867

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 6:00 pm –  8:00 pm