2018 Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference

Anchorage, Alaska
Monday, November 12, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - "Why It Matters: What the Data Tells Us"  - Jared Parrish, PhD
Jared Parrish, PhD received his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently the senior epidemiologist with the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Unit of the Alaska Division of Public Health. He is nationally recognized for his work on integration of population based data to quantify child maltreatment and improving maltreatment fatality classification consistency. His research focuses on quantifying the influence of systematic error on effect estimates, data integration, and incorporating novel methods for applied surveillance with an emphasis on improving timeliness, efficacy, and utility of data that lead to prevention. Dr. Parrish is a co-chair of the Alaska Statewide Violence and Injury Prevention Partnership, is a member of the Alaska Children’s Justice Act Task Force, and serves on the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention steering and data quality workgroups. Dr. Parrish was recently recognized as an emerging MCH professional by Association for Maternal & Child Health Programs, and a Child Well-Being Fellowship with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - "The Resilient Brain: The Intersecting Roles of Interpersonal Neurobiology and Somatic Interventions" - 
Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH 
Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and advocate on domestic violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), brain development and trauma, and the amazing adolescent brain. She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical strategies with diverse audiences to convey a message of hope and healing. Her work currently focuses on brain-based strategies to address how stress and trauma are stored in the body and applying the intersecting sciences of resilience and hope. Certified in several practices to promote self-regulation and well-being, she demonstrates simple skills that can be taught to children, adolescents and families. Dr. Chamberlain teaches at the University of Alaska and earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. The author of numerous national curricula and the Amazing Brain Series, she recently released a toolkit on Addressing the Intersections Between Domestic Violence and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) . Recognition for her work includes a Scientist Scholar with the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, the National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award and the Inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar on Child Behavioral Health.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - "Historical Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma and Modern Impacts on Alaska Native /American Indian Children" - Tamra Truett Jerue, BS 
Tamra Truett Jerue currently lives in Fairbanks having just moved from Anvik Alaska, a small Athabascan community on the Yukon River. She is the mother of four children and the grandmother of five grandchildren. She has worked in the field of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for the last 40 years in various capacities. Ms. Jerue’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Community Psychology and Secondary Education. She has been involved with many non-profit Boards over the years and has worked most of her professional life in
rural Alaska in many fields such as Therapist, Sexual Assault Counselor, Teacher, Tribal Administrator, ICWA Social Worker, and Trainer. She currently works as the Executive Director of the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center. Her many experiences and that of her family and friends with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault have kept Ms. Jerue passionate in helping facilitate change at a community level, within systems, and families to help survivors live a violence free life.


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Contact Information

  • For Conference Content Information:

    Pam Karalunas
    Chapter Coordinator
    Phone: 907-688-0163
    Email: pkaralunas@gci.net

    For Conference Registration Information:

    Lorell David
    i do Events
    Phone: 907-222-2415
    Email: lorell@idoeventsak.com

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    Cancellation Policy
    All requests for registration additions, changes and / or cancellations must be in writing via mail, fax or e-mail and received no later than Thursday, October 31, 2018. All cancellations will be incur an administrative processing fee of $50.00. No refunds or credits will be made after Thursday, October 31, 2018, however a substitute may be assigned with proper notice. Refunds will be processed after the conference. No refunds will be issued for those who register, but do not attend the conference.

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