Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Research tells us that a significant number of children in America have experienced trauma. When childhood trauma goes undetected, it often leads to maladaptive coping strategies that negatively impact a child’s quality of life. This workshop provides an introduction to trauma and toxic stress, with an emphasis on individuals and families. This workshop explains the neurobiological effects of the traumatic experiences and illustrates the effects on the development of the brain when children are exposed to trauma. The workshop also discusses the symptoms and long term consequences of trauma and adverse childhood experiences. No prior knowledge about trauma is necessary. The workshop is intended for a wide range of potential audiences, including direct service providers, supervisors and administrators, advocates, service recipients, and interested community members.
- Participants will be able to define trauma and discuss its prevalence in society.
- Participants will be able to explain the effect trauma has on the brain.
- Participants will be able to describe two ways trauma affects children developmentally and psychologically.
- Participants will be able to define principles of trauma-informed care, identify components of trauma-informed practices, and conceptualize cases through a trauma-informed lens.
- Participants will learn to incorporate a strengths-based approach to behavioral health and psychosocial problems, with specific and practical trauma-informed strategies for creating safe, trustworthy, collaborative and empowering service delivery.
This course is currently unavailable at this time. Please contact CSC for upcoming course schedules.