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Impact Norwood Speaker Series: Demystifying the Teen Brain Part 3

Trauma Prevention & Difficult Conversations Maureen DiMilla, M.S.W.


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Keeping Kids Safe is a community education program designed for parents and guardians to provide them with practical skills to help keep children safe from dangerous or abusive situations and risky behaviors. In the last installment of the Demystifying the Teen Brain Speaker Series, parents/guardians will learn the signs and symptoms of trauma due to a variety of factors, including substance misuse, bullying, sexual abuse, physical assault and the improper use of technology. In addition, parents/guardians will learn how to use age appropriate language, create family safety rules and what to do if a child discloses something has happened to them.

About Maureen DiMilla

Maureen DiMilla is the Director of the Office of Child Advocacy at the Archdiocese of Boston and a counselor at Transitions Counseling Services in Norfolk, MA. She specializes in trauma informed practice. Prior to her tenure with the Archdiocese, she spent 18 years in various roles within the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, including Protective Investigator, Clinical Supervisor and Area Program Manager. She is a member of the Massachusetts Legislative Task Force on the Protection of Child Sexual Abuse and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.