Date: 5/10/2018, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth Center
Humans have a lot in common in terms of how we receive and process sensory information, yet we are neuro-diverse, with our individual idiosyncrasies. Sensory processing challenges may be a result of trauma and/or organic impairment. Children and youth who are or have been living in foster care may have one or both of these risk factors. Some may be identified as being on the autism spectrum; others may be known to be trauma survivors; and many struggle with attention and disruptive behaviors. This training offers creative response strategies to increase regulation and sensory integration. Experiential learning will include gentle movement and conscious breathing, drawing, time outdoors, and a variety of “sensation stations.” Visual case examples and lecture integrate years of clinical and personal experience, neurobiology & research.