Date: 9/23/2019, 9:15 am—12:15 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective ways to understand the challenges faced by families who have experienced trauma and sociopolitical challenges as well as learn ways to engage and provide services in a trauma informed and cultural responsive manner.