course »Trauma Informed Care in Child Welfare Services

Date: 7/28/2016, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: eBerkeley
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
This training provides attendees with the foundational concepts for trauma-informed interventions and agency transformation. Trauma-informed practices bring together the phases of trauma recovery (Herman, 1992) and the neurosequential model (Perry, 2006) to create a safety-focused, do-no-harm, skills-building framework to be able to work with a wide range of trauma-exposed populations. Group treatment will be addressed and group and individual guidelines will help practitioners work with system-involved clients as well as clients that have worked with a variety of providers with little or no progress. The Seeking Safety evidenced-based model (2002), the PolyVagal Theory (2011) and The Body Keeps the Score (2014) will be referenced as well.

  • Participants will learn specific practices that are trauma-informed.
  • Participants will gain a neurobiological understanding of how trauma affects the nervous system and the social engagement system.
  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of why people with trauma behave in ways that may appear illogical or self-destructive.
  • Participants will learn guidelines to be able to distinguish between physical and emotional safety.
  • Participants will be able to address physical and emotional safety issues in a way that will engage clients.
  • Participants will be able to apply the skills to self