Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
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Poverty Solutions

Fri., May 21, 2010, Noon to 1 p.m.

Impacts of Childhood Trauma:  What to Do About It
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK  73105

Charles Wilson, Executive Director
Chadwick Center for Children and Families

Sponsored by: 
Oklahoma Therapeutic Foster Care Association and OKDHS Children and Family Services Division

What is a trauma informed child serving system? This presentation will address the impact of childhood traumatic stress on children served by the child serving system. Participants will understand how the system can help mitigate the impact of trauma or add new traumatic experiences.

About the Speaker:
Charles Wilson is the executive director of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families and the Sam and Rose Stein Endowed Chair in Child Protection at Children’s Hospital in San Diego where he oversees a large multi-service child and family maltreatment organization providing prevention, intervention, medical assessment, and trauma treatment services along with professional education and research. Wilson serves as the director of the California Child Welfare Clearinghouse on Evidenced Based Practice under contract with the state epartment of social services. He co-chairs the Child Welfare Committee of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and currently serves on the Board of the California Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance. He also served as chair of the California State Prevention Advisory Committee, co-chair the San Diego Child Protection Team and co-chair California State Child Neglect Advisory Committee.

Wilson was formerly the executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Al. There he oversaw the clinical and prevention programs, the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, the national training services that include the National CAC Academy and the National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse and acted as a consultant in support of the Madison County Multidisciplinary Investigative Team.

Wilson served in a variety of roles in public child protection, from a front line worker to a state child welfare director. He is past President of the American Professional Society on Abuse of Children and past Vice President of the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators. He co-chaired the APSAC guideline committees on investigative interviewing and on family preservation and is the author or co-author of numerous publications, articles, book chapters, and “Team Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse: The Uneasy Alliance.”

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Last Updated: June 18, 2015
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Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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