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The MSBA's Family Law Section's Domestic Abuse Committee Presents


"ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES: A panel discussion about what the data shows about childhood trauma and how we can improve lives in the judicial system."

Recent brain development research reveals a strong relationship between childhood adversity and trauma and negative adult outcomes, including depression, alcoholism, joblessness, and mental illness.  This CLE will explore the basics of childhood trauma, its effects, and how family law attorneys, guardians ad litem, and judicial officers can improve the quality of child and adult outcomes in light of the research.


Autumn Baum - Adverse Childhood Experiences Policy Planner, Minnesota Department of Human Services 

Libby Bergman - Certified Childhood Trauma Therapist and Executive Director, Family Enhancement Center

Michael Borowiak -
Family Systems Therapist, Phoenix Process Consultants

Dave Mathews

Anna Lynn -
Senior Research Analyst, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Tracy Reid - Attorney, Cooper & Reid, LLC

1.0 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
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Date:   Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time:   12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  Free
All Other Attendees:  $5.00
Law Students:  Free

Participation by teleconference is available. Please indicate that you will be attending by teleconferencewhen registering online or contact¬†Tamara Patton¬†prior to April 11, 2013. Instructions and materials will be sent on April 12, 2013, via email.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336