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Trauma Informed Care; Leading With Balance

SRK Educational Seminar Presents:

Trauma Informed Care

July 23, 2020

Live/ Online


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Course Credits: 5.5  

Target Audience: Social Workers

Content Level: Beginner 


Course Description

This training is designed to support social workers working with consumers who have been traumatized by various life stress. Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers. This program seeks to educate social workers about the impact of trauma on clients, co-workers, friends, family, and even ourselves. Trauma Informed Care involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. These affects include but are not limited to emotional disturbances, violence, agitation, isolation, etc. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers. 

This training is designed to support social workers working with consumers who have been traumatized by various life stress. Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers. This program seeks to educate social workers about the impact of trauma on clients, co-workers, friends, family, and even ourselves. Trauma Informed Care involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. These affects include but are not limited to emotional disturbances, violence, agitation, isolation, etc. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers. 

The impact of secondary trauma is also discussed. Secondary traumatic stress is the emotional duress that results when an individual/staff hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another. Its symptoms mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Accordingly, individuals affected by secondary stress may find themselves re-experiencing personal trauma or notice an increase in arousal and avoidance reactions related to the indirect trauma exposure. Social workers frequently suffer from secondary trauma. This program will help participants identify this form of trauma and cope, and heal. This program serves two vital functions- educating social workers on how to cope with their stress and the stress/ trauma of the clients they serve.  


About the Instructor

An award-winning orator and the author of five books, Sheila Robinson-Kiss, is a licensed clinical social worker focused on advancing health and wellness initiatives on a grass roots, national, and global scale. She is the founder and CEO of the Rebalancing America and Beyond Initiative. As a result of her commitment and success as a licensed health and wellness practitioner, innovator, programming consultant and transformational retreat leader, she was named a Citrin Cooperman Woman at the Wheel in 2019 and a Leading Woman Entrepreneur for the State of New Jersey in 2017. Mrs. Robinson-Kiss is a featured life transformation expert on the Youtube, and was honored at the Clinton Presidential Center in Arkansas with a World Woman Summit Keynote in 2017. As a consultant and program development expert with over 20 years of experience, through the use of modern resources, she has launched live and online, platform training programs that have reached over 600,000 individuals. She has earned distinction in the field of program design/development across multiple service industries. She partners with over 80 state and private agencies including American to deliver impactful training programs that promote life productivity and balance. 


Learning Objectives 


1.Define the secondary impact of trauma in the lives of co-workers, family, friends, consumers served, and themselves.  


2.Summarize four ‘in the moment’ deescalation strategies most effective for use with individuals who have been traumatized. 


3.Identify what being a trauma informed professional means.

 

4. Name a minimum of three types of primary trauma.

 

5. Explore the genetic components, personal levels of resiliency, and supportive factors that determine how trauma impacts an individual. 


6.Describe Parad’s Roller Coaster Model for the Implications of coping with trauma. 


7. Give two  examples from Robert Sapolsky’s stress and trauma models- “Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers-  of why human beings benefit from the immediate and constant release of stress. 


8. Summarize the role that the hormones cortisol and  norepinephrine play in the traumatic stress response.


Agenda 

  8:30 Coffee & registration 

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

* Ice Breaker/ Introduction (How do you define trauma informed care?).

* Large group discussion (Why trauma informed care is relevant today).  

* The last 5 years ( A summary review of the latest research on trauma informed care).

* Short five- minute video/ (“How and why trauma Impacts Us”).

* Identify what being a trauma informed professional means.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

*Review the various types of trauma (Primary, secondary, vicarious).

* Small group exercise ( Case vignettes exploring the genetic components, personal levels of resiliency, and supportive factors that determine how trauma impacts children and adults).

* Small group (Debrief). 

* Review, discuss, and practice “in the moment’ de-escalation techniques for effectively supporting traumatized clients.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK 

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

* Introduce Parad’s Roller Coaster Theory of Resolution for coping with trauma.

*Video Clip about the impact of short and long -term stress.

* Review of Robert Sapolsky’s work “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”.

* Interactive exercise (demonstrate the effect of cortisol and norepinephrine on the nervous system).

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

* Bringing it all together- practical application (using case scenarios and small group discussion -apply the information and techniques to support individuals who present with various forms of visible and invisible trauma.

* Large group debrief. 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

* Conclusion & Q&A

* Evaluations


  

Fee & registration CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Cost is $119.99  (includes coffee reception and CE credit/ 30% off early bird registration: Use Code: EASYCEU) Register by July 19, 2020. Cancellations must be received 10 days prior to the event to receive a refund. 


Course completion & CE info Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must attend the entire course and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be available at the conclusion of the course.


For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please call:           1-917-702-9399. 



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