Date: 8/9/2018, 9:15 am—3:45 pm
County: Solano County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
The first half of this training will outline the fundamental building blocks for social emotional development: regulation, shared attention and joy, joint attention, and two-way emotional/purposeful communication. Participants will explore ways they can support the children, youth, and caregivers for whom they provide services with recuperation of these foundations for healthy relational functioning. The second part of the training will outline how a sense of safety manifests within the nervous system and how this contributes, for better or for worse, to a caregiver’s capacity to reflect on self-states and on the mental states of the children in their care. The important developmental capacity for representing our own mental states and to imagine those of another is at greater risk of impairment when trauma and/or activation of the stress response dominates brain functioning. The second half of the training will explore ways to support families with bringing this capacity back on line in order to mitigate projection of unprocessed self-states onto others.