Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Supervisor/Manager, Part 2: Trauma Informed Practices for Supervisors and Managers

Cutting-edge neuroscientific research shows that designing child welfare agencies through a trauma-informed lens can significantly enhance a case's assessment, management and outcome. This training will provide child welfare supervisors with updated knowledge regarding how trauma changes the brain, interpreting trauma-based behaviors, working effectively with traumatized individuals, as well as designing interventions and providing appropriate resources for those impacted by trauma.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand supervision through a trauma lens
  • Explain the benefit of designing more trauma-informed organizations
  • Understand parent/caregiver trauma and its impact on the family system
  • Recognize symptoms and signs of secondary traumatic stress
  • Utilize strategies in recovery and resilience building
  • Identify evidenced-based interventions for traumatic stress and associated symptoms
  • Apply trauma-informed case management strategies

In addition, supervisors will have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how a history of trauma might impact everyone in their agency—themselves, their clients and their employees—through discussion of real case scenarios while applying neuroscience and the principles of trauma-informed practices. This case management process will provide a confidential and safe environment for skill building and collaborative learning.

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