When We Heal A Traumatized Child, We Heal Our Community
We believe education is a critical component to helping traumatized children on their road to recovery and have designed our TraumaTALKS for professionals who are on the frontlines of this issue, including psychologists, counselors, and social workers.
TraumaTALKS are high-quality trauma-informed-training and professional development presentations, featuring Chester Street Foundation’s Founding Director and CEO, Shawn Alex Nemeth (a trauma survivor), along with other licensed mental health professionals. TraumaTALKS are offered through On Demand videos with Professional Development credits for mental health professionals.
TraumaTALK: Trauma in the Classroom
This two-part, three-hour evidence-based presentation provides an effective trauma-informed training and professional development resource for educators K-12, school administrators (meets State requirement for schools), mental health professionals, foster parents, caregivers, and staff with child-oriented agencies. TraumaTALK: Trauma in the Classroom is available live and virtual.
This Professional Development Activity is approved by Texas Psychological Association (TPA): Three hours of Professional Development credits for psychologists, licensed specialists in school psychology, licensed psychology associates, social workers, and counselors.
Part 1: What Professionals Need To Know
Educators and other professionals working with children are often on the frontlines of child trauma, which manifests itself in many ways in the classroom. The COVID-19 pandemic and long periods of social isoloation may have had traumatic effects on many children, which could present challenges in the 2021-2022 school year. Through this engaging presentation using real-life examples of how teachers can help, participants will be able to:
- Name three types of trauma
- Identify three ways traumatic stress shows up in children’s behavior
- Describe three kinds of developmental impairments children may suffer as a result of trauma
Part 2: Proven Strategies to Help Children Heal
Trauma’s wounds may not visible to the human eye and, left untreated, can have chronic health issues which last a lifetime. Teachers and other professionals working with children have the unique opportunity to recognize trauma’s effects in the classroom and help children on a path to healing. Through this presentation, which involves small group interactions, participants will be able to:
- Name three avenues for recovery for trauma survivors
- Identify three strategies to help children promote an inner sense of safety
- Describe three ways to apply these strategies in a classroom setting
Pricing and More Info
Three-hour training is given by Chester Street Foundation’s Founding Director & CEO, Shawn Alex Nemeth (a trauma survivor), and has been vetted by licensed mental health professionals.. Materials provided include a professionally created quick- reference guide to help participants work more effectively with traumatized children in addition to a full color outline, survey, and Professional Development Certificate.
Suggested Presentation Format:
- Part One: 1-Hour Talk
- Break: 10 minutes
- Part Two: 2-Hour Talk and exercises, including small groups activity
- Q & A: Remaining time
- $1500 (up to 50 participants)
- $2,000 (51 and up, negotiable according to budgets)
To bring TraumaTALK: Trauma in the Classroom to your school or organization, complete the online inquiry form and a Chester Street Foundation team member will contact you within two business days. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please download our Trauma in the Classroom flyer and share with your school or organization.
TraumaTALK: The Invisible Wounds of Childhood Trauma, A Personal and Professional Perspective
This 50-minute professionally-produced On Demand video provides an overview of childhood trauma against the backdrop of Shawn’s inspirational story. In addition to understanding the science behind the emotional reactions to trauma, participants will be able to:
- Name at least three adverse experiences that can cause trauma
- Identify three kinds of changes to the brain that may result from trauma
- Describe three strategies to help children cope with trauma
ON DEMAND VIDEO
- $17.50 with one-hour credit (48 hours to view)
$15.00 reduced rate, 15% discount for Texas Psychological Association members
You can get the one-hour Professional Development credit by following these 4 easy steps:
- Click here to rent the On Demand video. (Texas Psychological Association Members click here to leverage the reduced rate.)
- Complete your purchase via our Shopping Cart.
- Receive an email confirmation to watch video and complete online survey.
- Receive email with PDF of Professional Development Certificate.
This Professional Development Activity is approved by Texas Psychological Association (TPA): One hour of Professional Development credit for psychologists, licensed specialists in school psychology, licensed psychology associates, social workers, and counselors.
What people are saying about our TraumaTALKS!
“As a child welfare professional for the last 25 years, I have seen my share of children adversely impacted by abuse and neglect and trauma and have a keen awareness of its long-term effects, especially when it goes untreated. It is an honor to be affiliated with an organization like Chester Street Foundation that is committed to breaking the cycle of untreated childhood trauma, paving the way for healing and hope for a brighter future for these children.”
“Shawn brings together the kinds of scientific and research-based information that we know about trauma, but really brings it to light with his personal story, and his incredible vulnerability in sharing it with his audiences. “
“There’s something about Mr. Nemeth’s personal story that resonates differently as a mental health professional.”