Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Adolescents/Autism Though the Lens of Trauma
December 2, 2023
4502 E 41st Street
Learning Center, Rooms 220 & 231
Tulsa, OK 74135
Roy Van Tassell, MS, LPC
Director, Envolve PeopleCare
Roy Van Tassell is a mental health professional in Tulsa, Oklahoma and serves as Director for Trauma and Evidence-Based Interventions for Envolve PeopleCare, a managed behavioral health care company with services in 17 states. Roy provides training in trauma, assessment and evidenced-based interventions as well as consultation to a range of clinical providers, and has been a member of the SAMHSA funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network since 2003. Roy’s professional background over the 33 years is diverse, having worked with all ages in multiple residential, impatient, outpatient, and a partial hospital settings and serving as Clinical Director for Trauma Services at Family & Children’s Services. Roy has training and practice and in four evidenced-based trauma interventions. He is a member of the national TF-CBT Trainer Network. Roy provides on-going clinical supervision, training and consultation for Family & Children’s staff in Tulsa in addition to consultation and training for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Roy manages his own stress by spending time with his family, being an avid cyclist and enjoying a great cup of coffee and the occasional craft beer.
Michele DeBerry, MS CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Allied Health, OU-HSC
Michele DeBerry is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Allied Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the director the Oklahoma Autism Network, and director of the Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities. She is a current doctoral candidate at the University of Oklahoma in the area of Education Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision. Over the course of Michele's 29-year career in speech pathology, school psychometry, and special education, she has enjoyed many diverse opportunities to work alongside various professional staff and partners in the community to serve the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Through her experiences working with many professional and community stakeholders, it is her goal to always strive to build consensus, understand diversity, and create respectful dynamics. Being an advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families is Michele’s passion. She enjoys serving as a resource for parents, general education and special education teachers, related service providers, school district administrators, and evaluation and eligibility teams.
This training has two sessions.
Session 1: Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Adolescents
This presentation will provide participants with information, practical tools, and some skills in how to recognize, supervise, and support children with problematic sexual behavior issues. Facilitator: Roy Van Tassell
Session 2: Autism Through the Lens of Trauma: Shining a Light on the Way Forward
As caregivers, therapist, and other providers, you encounter children impacted by stressful, adverse, and traumatic events. These conditions also impact children with disabilities including autism. This session will focus on the effects of trauma on children with autism, protective factors that can be focused on at home, in your work with children, and in the community. The discussion will also include how we use a trauma-informed approach to shining a Light on the Way Forward. Facilitator: Michele DeBeery
Please note that there will be no on-site registration for this event.
Lunch will be provided.
December 2, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. CST
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CST
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CST
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST