Virtual: Relationship-Building & Belonging: Capitalizing on the “Flock” Response

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   In this session, Cassie Yackley will explore the fundamental role that relationships play in the management of stress.  Unfortunately, so many people have had childhood relational experiences that were negative or even neglectful or abusive, which can rob a person of a sense of worthiness and safety with others.  The behavioral manifestation of this personal experience can be challenging to understand to deal with—interactions can feel negative, disengaged, disrespectful, and aggressive.  Participants will learn strategies for attunement and relationship-building in these circumstances, including those that can be done through a virtual connection.


  • Recognize how negative and neglective past childhood relational experiences can rob trauma survivors and influence their current interactions.
  • Identify best practice strategies to building relationships with clients in person or virtually to develop positively relationships and mitigating negative trauma history.
  •  Apply these relationship building skills to help those at risk for Substance Use Disorder and mental health concerns.

PRESENTER:Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., is a master trainer and trauma-responsive practice content expert.   Her company, Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC, was formed in 2016 to meet the profound need for expert training and consultation in trauma responsive practices/systems in human service agencies throughout the state of NH faced by impact of the opioid epidemic and the crisis in the children’s mental health and child protection systems.  She has extensive experience consulting with agencies to develop system-wide cultural shifts and to implement organizational change toward trauma-responsive policies and practices. 

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2 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  TBD
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  TBD
CRSW Performance Domains:  TBD
NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 2 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #483.2.

Event Details

May 20, 2021
8:30 am - 10:30 am