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SPECIAL WEBINAR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
THE DOMINO EFFECT: VULNERABILITY, MENTAL HEALTH AND VICTIMIZATION
The Academy of Forensic Nursing is excited to welcome back special guest Dr. Theresa Fay-Hiller for this upcoming Member's Only AFN Webinar - The Domino Effect: Vulnerability, Mental Health and Victimization on  December 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST.   

Since all healthcare providers will encounter victims across a variety of clinical settings - including those who have mental health and substance use disorders - this webinar will focus on the assessment and interventions of vulnerable individuals that include both risk and protective factors.

Notably, certain mental health disorders are linked with risky behaviors that can further increase victimization.  Specifically, individuals who have a mental health and/or substance use disorder are at greater risk for being victimized.  The sequela of encountering a traumatic experience for those who are vulnerable due to either previous encounters with violence, having a mental health or substance use disorder, or may not have a support network, are at greater risk of having a complicated response to trauma. 

One of the most vulnerable populations are children who encounter Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and are at greater risk of developing mental health disorders and other chronic medical disorders.  Yet, simultaneously, positive childhood experiences (PCEs) can mitigate or minimize the Additionally positive childhood experiences (PCEs) can mitigate or minimize the impact of ACEs. As such, targeted and sensitive assessment can enhance trauma-informed treatment and referral.

Don't miss your opportunity to:

  • Identify at least two substance use based risk factors of individuals who are victimized.
  • Identify at least two mental health disorders that are at risk to be victimized.
  • Identify at least two trauma-informed interventions that health care providers can provide to victims who have mental illness.
  • Identify at least two Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) that can mitigate risks from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
REGISTER FOR THIS WEB SERIES!
IMPORTANT
You will need to register in advance for this Webinar. 
Webinar is scheduled for December 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST).  Question and answer session will immediately follow.

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM ZOOM ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION!


Any questions or concerns, please email afn@afnmail.org for further assistance.
WEBINAR PRESENTER
THERESA FAY-HILLIER
DrPH, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Dr. Theresa Fay-Hillier is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.  She earned her Doctorate in Public Health from Drexel University's School of Public Health, her Master's Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Holy Family University.  Dr. Fay-Hillier is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is also certified in completing Danger Assessments with victims of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Dr. Fay-Hillier has an interest in working with the chronically mentally ill as well as people who are victims of abuse.  Her experience in her areas of interest have been numerous and in a variety of community settings.  She was a co-leader of a homicide bereavement group for families at the City of Philadelphia Office of the Medical Examiner.  Dr. Fay-Hillier was also a co-owner of a nurse owned business providing critical incident stress debriefing services to employees who worked in both health care agencies and general business facilities.

After the 911 tragedy, Dr. Fay-Hillier was involved with debriefing employees who worked in or around the New York City area.  She was also responsible for supervising other clinicians who performed debriefments in both New York City and the Washington D.C. areas as a result of the 911 tragedy.  She has presented at both national and international conferences on issues related to Intimate Partner Violence, harm-reduction strategies in addressing individuals addicted to opioids, and implementation of collaborate simulation experiences into nursing programs.  Dr. Fay-Hillier has also co-authored several peer reviewed articles and is co-editor of a textbook on Child Maltreatment (a 2015 publication).
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