NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.

NYSPEP 2018 Summer Institute


New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) proudly presents the

2018 NYSPEP Summer Institute Member Meeting


Understanding the Impact of ACEs and PTSD on Parenting:

Moving from What’s Wrong? To What Happened?



Sasha Stok, PhD

Senior Research Scientist/Clinical Coordinator, Safe Mothers, Safe Children Project at NYU


Dawn Daum

Co-Editor of Parenting with PTSD: The Impact of Childhood Abuse on Parenting


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Carondolet Hospitality Center – Latham, NY 

Registration and Breakfast open at 9:30 am


Dr. Sasha Stok is the Clinical Coordinator for the Safe Mothers Safe Children (SMSC) project at the McSilver Institute for Poverty, Policy and Research. Her work as Clinical Coordinator includes direct implementation, training and supervision of a manualized trauma and parenting intervention at community-based preventative service agencies.


Dawn Daum is co-editor of Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting. Being a survivor of childhood abuse, Dawn is passionate about bringing trauma-informed care to the forefront of family support services, mental health and medical care.


Join us for an informative, energizing symposium that will include Community Café discussions after each keynote speaker.


Participants can expect to:

1.    Understand the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on parenting.

2.    Understand how shifting our perspective from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” changes interactions with parents and families while supporting our work.

3.    Be able to identify the strengths and tools that they already use or can use that assist in dealing with the challenges of parenting with ACES/PTSD.

4.    Additionally, Parenting Educators will identify tools and supports for supporting protective factors and trauma informed care throughout their community and in interactions with other providers.


Presented by New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) with financial support from NYS Office of Children and Family Services Children and Family Trust Fund, and NYS Office of Mental Health.