Webinar: What is Trauma and Why Must We Address It?
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Substance Abuse and Mental Health & Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint through Trauma-informed Practices promotes trauma-informed practices in the delivery of services to people who have experienced violence and trauma and are seeking support for recovery and healing. This presentation will address the prevalence of trauma and suggest techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. Participants will learn what trauma is, how it affects individuals – psychologically, developmentally, and neurobiologically. Self-regulation strategies will be explored. The information shared in this webinar will be focused on the population of children, youth, and families. Presented by: Joan Gillece and Tonier Cain, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define trauma and discuss its prevalence in society.
- Explain the effect trauma has on the brain.
- Discuss four strategies to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization.
- Describe two ways trauma affects people developmentally, psychologically and physiologically.
- Develop two action steps to implement trauma-informed practices in their work.
Webinar: The Neurobiology of Trauma
September 18, 2013
Each of us develops uniquely. Likewise, everyone responds differently to trauma, and the developing brain translates and incorporates the trauma uniquely. This session will increase the awareness and understanding of the neurobiological and psychosocial effects trauma has on the developing brain. Although the brain is variably responsive, those who have experienced trauma can find healing and recovery with the employment of trauma informed care strategies. The information shared in this webinar will be focused on the population of children, youth, and families. Presented by Brian Sims, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Upon completion of this training, attendees will:
- Develop a better awareness and understanding of the neurobiological and psychosocial effects trauma has on the developing brain.
- Understand the need to respond to a person’s trauma through socio-environmental measures rather than relying solely on medication.
- Recognize the functional patterns of the amygdala, hippocampus and cortex as they relate to stimuli response in safe and unsafe situations.
- Fee information: These are FREE webinars provided to you by MANY!