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Adene Karhan
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Adene Karhan

Training and Content Development Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Overview

Adene Karhan is a Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) with over 5 years of experience in private practice psychotherapy and over 22 years of work in the field of human services. Areas of professional interest include the impact of trauma on individuals, impact of early childhood attachment on lifelong relationships, and co-occuring mental health and developmental disability. Adene approaches most work from a family systems perspective, recognizing that individuals are highly relational and that interventions targeted at the entire family are most successful in bringing about lasting change.

Research Statement

Adene is currently involved in the New York State Promise research project, which involve providing transition services to youth with disabilities who are receiving SSI.

Outreach Statement

Through the New York State Promise research project, Adene provides technical assistance and training to case managers and other staff involved in the project throughout New York state.

Publications

Journal Articles

Professional Activities

  • Reimagining Worksforce Systems for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Through Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Responsiveness. Presented to AUCD. Little Rock, AS. 2022.
  • Mental Health Service Delivery with Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Pursuing Employment. Presented to DCDT. Little Rock, AS. 2022.
  • Reimagining Worksforce Systems for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Through Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Responsiveness. Presented to DCDT. Little Rock, AS. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supportinig Individuals with Executive Function Difficulties. Presented to NYS Consortium for Advancing and Supporing Employment. virtual. 2022.
  • Improving Mental Health Service Delivery for Youth and Young Adults with Marginalized Racial Identities. Presented to Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP). virtual. 2022.
  • Reimagining Worksforce Systems for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Through Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Responsiveness. Presented to Alaska Statewide Independent Living Council & Alaska Workforce Investment Board. Anchorage, AK. 2022.
  • Teaching and Modeling Emotional Regulation Strategies to Promote Work Wellness. Presented to Oregon Department of Human Services. Eugene, Oregon. 2022.
  • Promoting Successful Engagement and Employment for Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and Other Personality Disorders. Presented to Oregon Department of Human Services. Eugene, Oregon. 2022.
  • The Impact of Trauma on the Brain, Body and Behavior: Part 1. Presented to Best Buddies, JOBS team. virtual. 2022.
  • Showing Up as Your Best Self: Simple Counseling Strategies for Maintaining Wellness During Challenging Life Circumstances. Presented to ILR School, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 2022.
  • Navigating Conversations with Colleagues and Peers About Mental Health: Preparing for Disclosure in Employment. Presented to Best Buddies International. Virtual. 2022.
  • Promoting Wellness During Difficult Times. Presented to Transcen, Inc.. Virtual. 2022.
  • Supporting Workplace Wellness: Leading By Modeling. Presented to Association of People Seeking Employment First, New York Branch. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supporting Individuals Experiencing Anxiety. Presented to Best Buddies International. Virtual. 2022.
  • When Candles and Yoga Aren't Enough: Taking Wellness to the Next Level. Presented to Transcen, Inc.. Virtual. 2022.
  • Wellness and Vicarious Trauma . Presented to Oregon VR Learning Collaborative. virtual. 2022.
  • Becoming a Trauma-Sensitive VR Professional . Presented to Oregon VR Learning Collaborative. virtual. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supportinig Individuals with Executive Function Difficulties. Presented to ACCES-VR. virtual. 2022.
  • Long-COVID and Mental Health Considerations for Workforce Systems Serving Youth. Presented to CAPE Youth. Denver, Colorado. 2022.
  • Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities & Other Intersecting Identities: State Strategies for Program Design & Implementation. Presented to National Association of People Supporting Employment First. Denver, Colorado. 2022.
  • Reimagining Workforce Systems for Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities through Trauma-Informed Care & Cultural Responsiveness . Presented to National Association of People Supporting Employment First. Denver, Colorado. 2022.
  • Impact of Trauma on the Body, Brain and Behavior. Presented to Oregon VR Learning Collaborative. virtual. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supportinig Individuals with Executive Function Difficulties. Presented to ACCES-VR. virtual. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supportinig Individuals with Executive Function Difficulties. Presented to Oregon VR Learning Collaborative. virtual. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supportinig Individuals with Bipolar Disorder in the VR Setting. Presented to Oregon VR Learning Collaborative. virtual. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supportinig Individuals with Bipolar Disorder in the VR Setting. Presented to ACCES-VR, VR-TED Project. virtual. 2022.
  • Understanding and Supporting Individuals with Anxiety (in Employment). Presented to Oregon VR Learning Collaborative. virtual. 2022.
  • Reimagining Workforce Systems for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities through Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Responsiveness. Presented to Division on Career Development and Transition. Myrtle Beach, Florida. 2022.
  • Understanding Anxiety and Related Disorders (Impact on Employment). Presented to ACCES-VR. virtual. 2022.
  • Supporting Successful Employment & Community Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Experiencing Mental Health Symptoms . Presented to Best Buddies, International. virtual. 2022.
  • Reimagining Workforce Systems for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities through Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Responsiveness. Presented to Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Association of Vocational Support Needs Personnel, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, and Oregon Youth Transition Program. virtual. 2022.
  • Supporting Employment for Youth Involved in the Justice and Foster Care Systems. Presented to Youth Re-CONNECT and FIP Grants (YTI). virtual. 2022.
  • Preventing Retraumatization in Systems for Justice-Involved Youth. Presented to Warren County Y-ReCONNECTS Community of Practice. Virtual. 2022.
  • Considering Disability and Behavior in Working With Justice-Involved Youth. Presented to Y-ReCONNECTS. virtual. 2021.
  • Applying the Trauma-Informed Care Lens to Working with Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Presented to Warren County Community of Practice- Y-ReCONNECT project. virtual. 2021.
  • The Intersection of Disability and Trauma: Promoting Access to Work for Individuals with Multiple Risk Factors. Presented to Tompkins County Workforce New York. virtual. 2021.
  • Wellness Planning (Achieving Balance). Presented to Best Buddies International (All Programs). Virtual. 2021.
  • Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace. Presented to Best Buddies International, JOBS team. Virtual. 2021.
  • Overview of Understanding your Child's IEP Process for Parents. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2021.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series: Supporting Educational Organizations in the Midst of COVID-19: Creating an Action Plan for the Fall (Module 2/3). Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • Introduction to Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities. Presented to North Country Regional Partnership Center . webinar. 2020.
  • Viewing Mentor Relationships Through the Lens of Trauma-Informed Care. Presented to Center for Champions. Harrisburg, PA. 2020.
  • Facilitating a Trauma-Informed Care Virtual School Culture During COVID-19. Presented to NYS Office of Special Education Partnership. webinar. 2020.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series Creating a Trauma-Informed Virtual School Culture Throughout COVID-19 and the Aftermath. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series Responding to COVID-19 Through a Trauma-Informed Lens: Modeling Healthy Practices at All Levels - Part Two. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series Responding to COVID-19 Through a Trauma-Informed Lens: Modeling Healthy Practices at All Levels - Part 1. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • Data and Transition - How They Intersect . Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • Engaging Adolescents and Emerging Adults in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process. Presented to Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC). webinar. 2020.
  • Engaging Adolescents & Emerging Adults in Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Presented to Youth Technical Assistance Center (YTAC). webinar . 2020.
  • TAP for Transition Hangout: How Transition and Behavior Intersect. Presented to NYS Office of Special Education Partnership (OSE). webinar. 2020.
  • Motivational Interviewing with Youth in the VR Setting. Presented to Youth Technical Assistance Center. 2019.
  • Applying Trauma-Informed Practices to Work with Youth in the VR Setting. Presented to Youth Technical Assistance Center (YTAC). Webex. 2019.
  • Heading for the Home Stretch: Preparing for the Closeout of PROMISE. Presented to PROMISE. web. 2019.
  • Serving SSI Youth: Lessons learned from PROMISE - Case Management Essentials. Presented to Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities (DADD). Maui, Hawaii. 2019.
  • Taxonomy for Critical Case Management for Youth Receiving SSI. Presented to DADD. Maui, HI. 2019.
  • Embracing Work As Part of the MH Recovery Process. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • How To Not Have a Job Coach Forever: Building Skills and Supports to Promote Independence in the Workplace for YA with Disabilities. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Taking Case Management to the Next Level: Building Critical Reflection and Case Conceptualization Skills. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Understanding Cultural Intersectionality, Shame and Cultural Humility. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Discussing Sex and Other Difficult Topics with Young Adults. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Protecting Yourself from Vicarious Trauma. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Trauma and Attachment. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Helping Young Adults Understand and Prepare for Disability Disclosure. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Preparing Youth and Families for Uncertain Future with MH Diagnosis. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disoerder for the World of Work. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Supporting Students with Substance Use Issues. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Tools & Strategies for Providing Effective I&R Services. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Collaborative Partnerships That Work in Supporting Student Transitions to Adulthood. Presented to OSEP. Washington D.C.. 2018.
  • Jobs Info Tab, CG Closeout, and Defining New Roles for PROMISE CM. Presented to NYS PROMISE. web. 2018.
  • Keeping Your Foot on the Gas: RDS Staff. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • PROMISE Idol: Creating Bridges to Future Success. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • Serving IG Youth & Family Year 5 and Beyond. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • Working with Emerging Adults. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • Setting the Stage to a Therapeutic Ending to the Helping Relationship. Presented to Arkansas PROMISE. webinar. 2018.

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