Trauma-Informed Practices: Understanding Trauma and Optimizing Interventions

Those of us who work in the fields of public health, social work, mental health, law enforcement and the judicial system often work with both children and adults who have been significantly traumatized at some point in their lives. This training will provide participants with cutting-edge knowledge regarding how to understand and interpret trauma-based behaviors, as well as how to work effectively with traumatized persons, design interventions and provide appropriate resources. 

Topics include:   

  • Neuroscience of trauma and its effects on the brain
  • ACE study: Symptoms and signs of traumatic stress
  • Evidenced-based treatments for traumatic stress and associated mental health symptoms
  • Parent/caregiver trauma 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 discuss case scenarios and how to effectively collaborate between child welfare and behavioral health systems to establish best practices and provide a unified approach to services. This session will provide a safe and confidential format for the sharing of skills and ideas.

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