course »From the Front Lines; The Impact of Trauma in Urban Schools

Date: 5/27/2015, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
This solution based training is designed for teachers and school based mental health practitioners based in academic settings that have high concentrations of trauma exposure. The participant will gain an understanding of the presentation of adolescent traumatic stress in youth and staff who meet the criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Complex Traumatic Stress as a result of direct or indirect violence. The participants are generally trained on the neurobiology and the biology of trauma produced by re-occurring exposure to violence and loss within the community and/or family. The training examines the sociological effects of violence and the impact that it has on learning in the classroom for students. The participants will gain an understanding of how to recognize trauma in the classroom, be provided with techniques to work with the youth, and will learn when to refer out for support. Self-care techniques will be discussed and practiced in this workshop as well.