Supporting Resilience to Disrupt Intergenerational Transmission of Violence
In this session, attendees will learn more about the research on the intergenerational transmission of violence between partners as well as parents and children. With this understanding of previous research, links will be made to critically think about ways to strategically intervene in the cycle to prevent the potential for violence in the next generation. Using a trauma-informed lens, participants will discuss strategies to capitalize on the strengths of individuals as part of promoting resilience rather than possible transmission of violence. Participants will leave with strategies to use in their ongoing work with children and parents to prevent future violence.
Vonda Norman (Primary Presenter), Utah State University, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr. Vonda Jump Norman is an Assistant Professor in Social Work at the Brigham City Campus of Utah State University, with an emphasis on systems of care affecting infants and children, parent-child relationships during the first several years of a child's life, and an interest in the intersection of physical and mental health, especially for vulnerable families. She has developed and implemented successful interventions and a new curriculum with children in orphanages in Ecuador, Haiti, and India; developed and implemented trainings with programs working with vulnerable at-risk families; and was a consultant and trainer for ZERO TO THREE’s Duty to Care training for military families experiencing grief, trauma, and loss. Before obtaining her PhD, she conducted treatment for children with severe emotional disturbances, and led preschool therapy groups for children who were sexually abused. She is co-chair of the Resilience through Caring Connections Collaborative Coalition in northern Utah, a graduate ZERO TO THREE Fellow and past President for the Utah Association for Infant Mental Health. Most importantly, she cherishes her roles of mother, grandmother, and wife.
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