6 Continuing Education hours.
Registration deadline: February 26.
Description: Children living with domestic violence are often the forgotten victims. They are affected in so many ways, especially as the blanket of safety and security placed on them by those who are to protect them has been yanked away. Placed in harm’s way, these children face numerous risks: neglect, direct abuse, and the loss of one or both parents. Exposure to violence transforms a child’s view of the world, emotional landscape and basic ability to trust.
Instructor: Paula Atwood, EMBA, LISW-S, LICDC. Paula V. Atwood is the Vice President, Staffing and Special Projects at Beech Brook of Northeast Ohio. In this position, Ms. Atwood is responsible for the Employer of Choice Initiative, Staff Recruitment and Human Resources. She is also serving as the Clinical Director for AOD services. She oversees and supervises AOD program staff and screening, assessment, and treatment services. She also ensures compliance with ODADAS rules and regulations, ADAMHS Board contract requirements, applicable Joint Commission Standards and the financial outcomes.
Paula formerly served as the Vice President, Community-Based Services Cluster, with administrative responsibility for the delivery of quality care mental health, social services, and educational services to children, adolescents and their families. The programs included were the Outpatient, School-Based, Family Preservation, Family Health and Early Childhood programs. Ms. Atwood has been at Beech Brook in various administrative positions since 1999.