Trauma-Informed Practices in APS, Understanding Trauma and Optimizing Interventions

Human services professionals in Adult Protective Services and Public Health often work with vulnerable, dependent and traumatized adults. This training will offer attendees cutting-edge knowledge regarding how to better understand and interpret trauma-based behaviors. The morning session will address the neuroscience of trauma as well as strategies to minimize retraumatization.

The following objectives will be met:

  • Neuroscience of trauma and its effect on the brain

  • Symptoms and signs of traumatic stress

  • Evidence-based strategies for traumatic stress and associated mental health symptoms

  • Caregiver trauma, burnout and its impact on the family system

  • Methodologies to strengthen resilience and facilitate healing and recovery

  • Case management: Applying neuroscience and the principles of trauma-informed practices

Participants will be invited to discuss case scenarios and how to effectively collaborate with community partners to establish best practices and provide a unified approach to services. This session will provide a safe and confidential format for skills and ideas sharing

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