Working with Traumatized Children & Adolescents
Friday, November 4, 2016; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This workshop will equip professionals with the right tools to work with children and youth who have experienced trauma, including physical or sexual assault, sudden or violent loss of a loved one, serious accidents, natural disasters, school shootings, gang-related violence and others. The content is applicable for those working in counseling, social work, human services, and healthcare, and will cover the primary components of trauma-informed care. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in children and youth.
- Assess the impact of traumatic experiences in children and youth and relate them to the concepts of attachment, mood regulation, dissociation, behavioral control, cognition, and self-concept.
- Create trauma-informed procedures and processes at their agencies that integrate knowledge of trauma and that seek to avoid re-traumatization.
- Deliver developmentally-appropriate child and youth treatment in a safe physical and emotional space that allows both verbal and non-verbal expression and processing of the traumatic experiences.
- Support the parents and family members of traumatized children and youth.
In the morning session, participants will explore what professionals can do to ensure that they are providing developmentally-appropriate trauma-informed care, including an in-depth look at the initial screening and developmental assessment of the child or youth. The afternoon session focuses on several evidence-based options for providing trauma therapy with children and youth and includes live demonstrations of trauma-specific techniques.
This workshop will be interactive and will provide specific knowledge and skills to professionals who work in agencies that do not specialize in trauma, as well as to therapists who specifically work with child/youth trauma survivors.
6 CEUs available for LMHCs, LICSWs, LMFTs, and CDPs; 6 Clock Hours available for Educators
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