TraumaTALK: The Invisible Wounds of Childhood Trauma, A Personal, and Professional Perspective
Also available as an On Demand video
This presentation 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: 1) Name at least three adverse experiences that can cause trauma, 2) Identify three kinds of changes to the brain that may result from trauma, 3) Describe three strategies to help children cope with trauma
TraumaTALK: Trauma in the Classroom Part 1: What Teachers 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. Through this engaging presentation using real-life examples of how teachers can help, participants will be able to: 1) Name three types of trauma, 2) Identify three ways traumatic stress shows up in children’s behavior, 3) Describe three kinds of developmental impairments children may suffer with as a result of trauma
*Participants also receive a professionally created quick-reference guide to help them more effectively work with traumatized children in the classroom.
TraumaTALK: Trauma in the Classroom Part II: Proven Strategies to Help Children Heal
Trauma’s wounds are not visible to the human eye, and left untreated, they can have chronic health issues which last a lifetime. Teachers 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: 1) Name three arousal zones for which to measure regulated and disregulated emotional states, 2) Identify three strategies to help children promote an inner sense of safety, 3) Describe three ways to apply these strategies in a classroom setting
TraumaTALK: An Introspective Look at Trauma and the Need for Self-Care
Many of us may not recognize the trauma that is wired in our own body and brain until it is triggered. If we are to help children heal, we must also examine trauma’s effects within ourselves. With practical problem-solving activities, this presentation will help participants 1) Name three ways that personal or secondary trauma may be preventing them from being fully available for others, 2) Identify three ways to recognize their need for self-care, and 3) Describe three strategies for self-care
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