Transform your understanding of trauma and help youth recover the promise of childhood
Learn a strength‐based approach for working with childhood trauma in schools and therapeutic settings that engages the whole child, including their physical, mental and emotional resources, to promote healing, develop resilience and support growth.
Integrate evidence-based tools, such as yoga, mindfulness, social-emotional learning activities, expressive arts and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), into your work with youth (ages 3-18) to safely release stress, regulate the nervous system, express and integrate feelings, and attend to the present moment.
Put the latest trauma theory into practice by learning how to build resilience “toolkits” and lesson/treatment plans from identified family and cultural strengths, community support, and self-care practices. This practical approach can help youth in various settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics and private practice.
You’ll also gain skills to help you manage your own stress, trauma and post-trauma reactions from personal and professional experiences – benefiting your work, relationships and well-being. This course is particularly useful for teachers and school counselors, though parents, foster/adoptive parents, clinicians, social service workers or anyone working with youth will benefit.
You will also learn:
- Latest findings in neurobiology as it relates to stress, trauma and developmental trauma
- How stress and trauma uniquely manifest in children
- What’s missing in the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) rating scale, effects of trauma on the developing brain and identifed resliency factors
- How to build resilience “toolkits” and create lesson/treatment plans that help youth identify their individual, family and cultural strengths, support systems, and daily practices to promote resilience and growth
- Targeted interventions to safely de-escalate fight, flight or freeze responses gleened from the instructors’ 30+ years of experience in school, clinic and home settings