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.