Trauma-Informed Practices: Understanding Trauma and Optimizing Interventions

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

Part 1 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) Target Audience: County and community-based agencies and partners.

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

Part 2 (1: 00-4:00 p.m.) The afternoon session will include public health nurses and other invited participants.

Topics include:

  • Case management: Applying neuroscience and the principles of trauma-informed practices
  • Participants will be invited to 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 skill building and ideas sharing.
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