Date: 9/21/2017, 1:00 pm—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Trauma surrounds the care that providers provide for children in care and their families. The children and families have extensive histories of multigenerational and institutional trauma that is reflected in their daily functioning. In addition, many providers have their own histories of trauma. Working with children in care and their families affects the provider and the agency they work in and can lead to an unhealthy environment that is characterized by excessive stress and trauma. By understanding the effects of stress and trauma on the children in care, their families, your colleagues and you and by having tools to address the effects one can foster wellness and resilience.