Youth involved with the juvenile justice system often have been exposed to early trauma or to traumatic events. It is key to understand how these symptoms and trauma-reactive behavior effects their everyday interaction and decision making. Youth reacting to trauma are more vulnerable to a mental health diagnosis. Understanding trauma reactions can guide work with youth and family, and help inform you when building plans and determining placements.
Topics will include:
- Research on the prevalence of trauma and factors leading to lifelong impact
- The behaviors associated with trauma exposure
- Implication for practice
- Assessment and resources available
Participants in this class will understand the impact trauma can have on daily living skills and how to incorporate the information into planning.