This online workshop for child-serving professionals (Leaders, Supervisors, Managers and Above) reviews the concepts of secondary traumatic stress and introduces Reflective Supervision as an organizational strategy to address professional well-being. The course will provide an overview of STS, discuss the role of reflective practice and supervision in addressing STS, and presents key skills.

 

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This presentation will focus on the age range of 0 to 5 and how you can support caregivers regarding challenging behaviors from their young children. Specific developmental considerations will be discussed as well as current terms for how these problems may be labeled (e.g., PTSD, developmental trauma disorder, etc.).  Strong emphasis will be placed on myths (e.g., when a parent is told,  “your child has reactive attachment and they can’t get better from that”) versus facts (e.g., how traumatic stress impacts early childhood development) for this age range. Additionally, concrete tools and resources (e.g., specific treatments) to support caregivers of these children will be discussed.

 

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This training will provide an overview of both historical and current day racial trauma, including how they affect child and family outcomes. Participants will engage in in-depth discussion about specific experiences that are shared by entire communities and that can result in cumulative emotional and psychological wounds that are carried across generations. An in-depth discussion about historical events as the root of multigenerational trauma also will be a part of the training.

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This course provides an overview of research on trauma and discusses its relevance for American Indian/Alaska Native people and tribal communities. Participants will learn the types of trauma people experience, the impacts of trauma on the developing brain, and how trauma influences emotions, thinking, and behavior. The heart of this training is to create power through naming experiences and share strategies to promote individual and collective resilience within tribal communities to counter the effects of trauma.

NOTE: This training takes place over 2 days; sessions are from 1PM-3PM on both December 1 AND December 2, 2021.

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This course provides an overview of research on trauma and discusses its relevance for American Indian/Alaska Native people and tribal communities. Participants will learn the types of trauma people experience, the impacts of trauma on the developing brain, and how trauma influences emotions, thinking, and behavior. The heart of this training is to create power through naming experiences and share strategies to promote individual and collective resilience within tribal communities to counter the effects of trauma.

NOTE: This training takes place over 2 days; sessions are from 1PM-3PM on both December 1 AND December 2, 2021.

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Vicarious Trauma is a common topic for the helping community. Join us, with presenters from Be Strong Families, to explore its counterpart: Vicarious Resilience. How has other people’s trauma helped us become the people we are? What beauty did trauma assist in uncovering? Together, we will discover how we gain strength, perspective, and energy for our journeys through other people’s experiences.

We will also hear from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance about new resources and opportunities.

Training Objectives:

  • Explore the essential role of relationships in healing trauma through a neurodevelopmental lens
  • Identify barriers to healthy relationship development
  • Gain exposure to the Sequence of Engagement and its role in supporting healthy relationships
  • Discuss strategies for helping children and families to build relational wealth

Presentations By:

Dr. Megan Zappitelli is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Prisma Health University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in the department of psychiatry. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Habeebah Rasheed Grimes, LSPSY has made serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children her life’s work. As CEO of Positive Education Program (PEP), Habeebah leads a staff of over 400 professionals committed to helping children with severe mental health and behavioral challenges learn and grow.

The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity hosts monthly “Ask Our Experts” sessions to connect practitioners with experts from across the country who provide technical assistance on a variety of subjects. This month’s session will focus on trauma-informed practice with LGBTQ+ clients. Bring your questions!

GUEST SPEAKERS

Dr. Jill Levenson (she/her) is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. She is a SAMHSA-trained trauma-informed care instructor, and has published 5 books and over 100 articles, many about adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care.

Shelley L. Craig, PhD, LCSW (she/her) is Professor of Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth (SGMY).

Training Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of typical brain organization and childhood development
  • Discuss the impact of traumatic experiences on the development of the brain
  • Examine the psychological, developmental, and neurological impacts of early adverse experiences including neglect, abuse and exposure to domestic violence
  • Provide tools for assessing and understanding traumatized, neglected, and abused children
  • Discuss developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed treatment options for children who have experienced abuse and neglect
  • Discuss the healing power of relationships and community resources

Presentations By:

Dr. Megan Zappitelli is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Prisma Health University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in the department of psychiatry. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Habeebah Rasheed Grimes, LSPSY has made serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children her life’s work. As CEO of Positive Education Program (PEP), Habeebah leads a staff of over 400 professionals committed to helping children with severe mental health and behavioral challenges learn and grow.