Trauma 101: Things Every Professional and Advocate Should Know

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Let’s start it off by attending this training!


March 31, 2017  9:00am to 12:00pm

Ramada Palms Hotel & Conference Center 
201 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005

Registration Fees:

$10 for General Audience

$25 for CEU or LE Credit*

NMSU Students are Free

Light refreshments will be provided

*Social Work Continuing Education Credits and Law Enforcement Credits will be available

Training Description: Intended for professionals and advocates who encounter abused and traumatized children and adolescents as part of their work, this seminar will explore the impact of trauma and how it influences the response to intervention and services. A general overview of how abusive and traumatic events impact children and adolescents will be provided. Childhood maltreatment will be discussed as a form of complex trauma with enduring consequences. An overview of the impact of traumatic experiences on the brain and general neurodevelopmental consequences of trauma will be explored. Attendees will develop a foundational understanding of the pervasive impact of child abuse and the importance of being trauma-informed when providing intervention and services.

Presenter: Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Sueann Kenney-Noziska, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who specializes in treatment of abused & traumatized children, adolescents, and families. As part of her clinical work, she provides outpatient psychotherapy to those impacted by childhood sexual abuse, maltreatment & other traumatic events. Sueann is internationally recognized in the field of child abuse and is an author, guest lecturer, and international speaker. She currently practices in Las Cruces.


Please email Lorretta Diaz at if you have any questions regarding registration. 


This training is brought to you by the Southwest Regional Training Center at NMSU and CAST, the Child Advocacy Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor coordinated by the Family and Consumer Sciences Department in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences