Date: 3/1/2018, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth Center
Working with system involved youth usually means working with people who experienced developmental trauma early in life. Besides the obvious trust issues that can be seen on the surface, developmental trauma affects brain development in essential ways. Having a general understanding of this physiological differences has a potential to improve treatment outcomes. One way the treatment outcomes can be improved through this knowledge is expanding our toolbox and tailoring interventions based on the needs of the population served. In this training, after gaining a basic understanding of effects of early trauma on brain development and its ongoing effects on functioning, participants will learn new intervention ideas to expand their toolboxes. In addition to didactic training and handouts, participants will be engaging in experiential activities to increase understanding and confidence.