Upcoming Trainings and Webinars

WEBINAR:  Healing Hearts in Home Visiting Programs: Using a Trauma Informed Lens

Date: November 19, 2018 (recorded)

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $25 per person


Ever wonder why a family in your program appears resistant? This interactive, live webinar draws attention to the underlying trauma that many parents faced as children which may impact their actions now as adults. Taught by Jessica Nugent and Gina Hernandez we will discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), toxic stress and trauma on brain development. Sharing this information with professionals can help us work better together with parents who may appear to be “non-compliant” or “resistant” during home visits. This webinar also highlights the importance of our work in preventing trauma and building resilience in children. Sometimes, a child’s behavior is the symptom of trauma they have experienced and understanding that perspective can help parents develop a different approach.

This webinar already took place.  The recording is available for purchase.  Once you purchase the webinar, you will be redirected to a registration page and then to the recorded webinar.  The webinar cannot be downloaded or saved.  Once you pay for it, you will be able to watch it.  You will have the ability to pause and resume the webinar, but not to log back in to watch it again.  Plan to watch it when you make the purchase.  Refunds will not be issued.  Please contact us if you have any issues. 




WEBINAR:  Healing Hearts Advanced Strategies: Using a Trauma Informed Lens

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time

Cost: $25 per person


This webinar provides attendees with practical, useful strategies for working with children and families who have experienced trauma. Using best practices, science and a social-emotional framework, we look at how we can best help children (and their parents) build resilience. We also explore our own professional framework to help us uncover and explore ways we can take our work with children and families to the next level. Participants should already understand basic information related to ACES and trauma’s impact on the brain, body and behavior.

Pre-registration is required.  This is a 2-step process.  First you will pay the fee and will then be redirected to the registration page.  Please complete the full process in order to register for this webinar.  After registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the webinar.  Please contact us immediately if you do not receive the confirmation.  Refunds will not be issued.


About the Trainers:Jessica Nugent, MPH joined PCA-NJ in 2012 and is the Director of Home Visiting and Community Initiatives. Jessica provides technical assistance, support, and training to all the Healthy Families (HF) and Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visitation programs in New Jersey. Combined, they reach over 3,500 families annually. Jessica also manages the Regional Technical Assistance Center designated by PAT National Center, providing support services to PAT sites in New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. In addition, Jessica participates in many national CQI and evaluation initiatives, focusing on data collection and analysis to determine how to strengthen and expand home visitation programs nationally. Jessica earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Rutgers School of Public Health.Gina Hernandez, MA, CIMI, LAC joined PCA-NJ in 2005 and serves as the Senior Vice President overseeing 11 statewide initiatives. She is the co-developer of the Trauma Transformation Initiative in New Jersey as well as the Healing Hearts Series which offers training on Trauma Informed Care to home visitors, teachers, social workers, counselors and other helping professionals. She has a Masters in Counseling and a post masters certificate from the University of Buffalo in Trauma Informed Clinical Foundations.