Much attention has been devoted to understanding and treating trauma over the past decade. Advances in understanding the neurobiological effects of adverse childhood experiences, post-traumatic stress, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue have lead many practitioners to add a wide variety of trauma treatment modalities and protocols to their services to more effectively meet client, family, and community needs.
The goal of this presentation is to provide practitioners with insights, perspectives, and tools to advance their approach to trauma resolution. This presentation will focus on the application and integration of foundational principles/practices necessary and sufficient for providing truly Trauma Informed Care with integrity. The presentation style will include a power point presentation with interactive participation and reflection by the attendees.
1. Attendees will survey culturally relevant definitions and perspectives of understanding trauma, tools for assessing and selecting appropriate modalities for trauma care and invite conversation to enhance practitioners empowering trauma resolution for their clients.
2. Attendees will explore integration of core trauma informed care principles, and the vital relationship between practitioner health and trauma resolution.
3. Attendees will explore how therapeutic stimuli can trigger client’s relational memories, the role and process of the therapeutic relationship to include power differentials, how positive feelings in the therapeutic relationship can trigger distress, and other iatrogenic concerns.
4. Attendees will learn coping skills and practical approaches to enhancing empathetic attunement, resilience, post traumatic growth, and strengthening attachment foundational to healing trauma.