Oct
22
8:30 AM08:30

Transforming Trauma: Helping Organizations (Schools, Mental Health, Child Welfare etc.) Become Healing Places

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Transforming Trauma Helping Organizations (Schools, Mental Health, Child Welfare etc.) Become Healing Places


Dave Melnick, LICSW is the Co-Director of Outpatient Services at NFI, Vermont, a statewide mental health agency primarily serving children, adolescents and families. For the past 35 years, Dave has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential treatment, and in public and day treatment schools. Along with his focus on Developmental Trauma, Dave has expertise in family therapy, adolescence, attachment, and Trauma-informed Schools. He is trained in EMDR, DDP, and a variety of family systems models. In 2015, the ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) acknowledged that Dave had completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level, and in April 2017, he was selected as a Fellow at the CTA.

Dave received his master’s in social welfare from UC Berkeley in 1988 and is licensed in both the state of Vermont and New York as a clinical social worker. Dave teaches graduate classes for the Vermont Higher Education Collaboration, and is a much in-demand presenter and consultant in Vermont, New York and Canada.


As organizations reckon with the reality that trauma is a public health crisis, we begin to carefully examine the ways that our organizations and communities are impacted by stress, adversity, and suffering. When we understand the impact of traumatic stress and recognize how it affects our performance across multiple domains, we begin to transform trauma. When resilience and well-being are seen largely as relational skills and not individual enterprises, then we begin to transform trauma. When we actively work to humanize our systems of care, then we begin to transform trauma. And when we purpose our knowledge of equity, neurobiology, attachment and recovery for action and social justice, we transform trauma.

Trauma work, whether in organizations, mental health agencies, schools or families is relational work which requires intensity, intimacy and the capacity to embrace complexity thinking. Trauma-informed organizations are at the epicenter of innovation and best practice. They strive to meet the needs of their clients, families, students, staff, and leadership by embracing equitable, just, reflective and trauma-informed practices.

Participants in this workshop will examine traumatic stress, Developmental Trauma Disorder and the “5-Key Practices” necessary to transform trauma. These “5 Key Practices” are essential workforce skills as well as practical strategies to help our clients, students and families.

Workshop participants will:

1. Increase knowledge about the impact of traumatic stress on children and adolescents.

2. Understand the events, experiences and effects of Developmental Trauma, and what it means to be trauma-informed.

3. Examine how racial, class, gender, sexual orientation and other disparities impact clients and students.

4. Study and apply the 5 Key Practices in order to help with trauma transformation and improve client and student outcomes.

5. Learn to identify the ways in which adults and youth respond to heightened levels of stress.


Standard: $150

Student Price: $130

Group Price: $750 Buy 5 Get 1 Free

Please proceed with purchasing a ticket for the webinar below

For any further inquiries please contact

Leesa Schurman at leesa.schurman@childrens-foundation.org

https://courses.childrens-foundation.org/courses/transforming-trauma-how-organizations-or-schools-become-healing-places

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Feb
19
to Mar 1

Building a Resilient Brain in the Face of Adverse Childhood

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Building a Resilient Brain in the Face of Adverse Childhood


 

Dr. Chuck Geddes has worked extensively in the fields of Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare over the past 15 years, serving in various clinical roles including supervision of staff and interns. He developed the Complex Care and Intervention (CCI) program as a way to embed a trauma-focused therapeutic perspective into the care of children in the foster system. Dr. Geddes provides education and training to social workers, foster parents, and mental health clinicians across the province of British Columbia.  

Online Webinars:

Session 1 - Resiliency and Early Adversity | Friday, February 19, 2021 | 10:00am to 11:30am (PST/PDT)

Examine the idea of resiliency and why some children fare better than others under similar circumstances. Explore strategies to build resilience.

Session 2 - Understanding Trauma and ACEs through 7 Developmental Domains | Friday, February 19, 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm (PST/PDT)

Using CTR’s 7 Developmental Domains framework to understand the effects of trauma and how we can best help children to recover and heal.

Session 3 - Building Resiliency through Emotional Regulation | Monday, February 22, 2021 | 10:00am to 11:30am (PST/PDT)

Learn practical skills for caregivers and professionals to help children to manage their “Big Feelings” and to cope with stress.

Session 4 - Using CTR’s 7 Developmental Domains for Assessment and Intervention | Monday, March 1, 2021 | 10:00am to 11:30am (PST/PDT)

Using a child-specific assessment and intervention process to build effective intervention plans.


Standard: $150

Student Price: $130

Group Price: $750 Buy 5 Get 1 Free

Please proceed with purchasing a ticket for the webinar below

For any further inquiries please contact

Ethel Chik at 604-202-4310 | ethel.chik@childrens-foundation.org

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May
25
to Jun 15

Fostering Trauma Sensitive Professional Practice in these Turbulent Times

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Fostering Trauma Sensitive Professional Practice in these Turbulent Times


 

The situation we are experiencing with COVID-19 is considered a collective trauma. Within this collective experience, emotional and behavioural responses are as varied as the number of humans on the planet. But it is affecting us all, and how we relate to one another and manage our own feelings matters. This unique series of four live webinars will allow professionals to explore trauma-sensitive practice in real-time, bringing the theory into action. Appreciating the potential impacts that early developmental trauma has upon the developing brain offers professionals deeper insight and compassionate curiosity about the nature of our responses to the current environment.

Online Webinars:

Session 1 - How Trauma Affect the Brain | May 25, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (PST/PDT)

This session will highlight the impact of developmental trauma, experiential trauma and collective trauma on brain development as it relates to regulation, relationships and learning. Appreciating attachment as a resilience factor supports the need for attuned relationship as a primary intervention in times of significant stress and uncertainty.

Session 2 - Self-Regulation and Stress | June 1, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (PST/PDT)

This session will deepen the understanding of the development of self-regulation and the impact of stress and trauma on our management of arousal states. Interventions will be introduced that address regulation through healthy relationship, sensory-motor strategies and cognitive approaches.

Session 3 - Developing Trauma-Sensitive Relational Skills | June 8, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (PST/PDT)

This session will offer interpersonal skill development that is applicable to both in-person and virtual therapy platforms. The expansion of attunement skills that create safety for clients will be demonstrated as integral components of healing. Compassionate communication and skills of holding space will be emphasized.

Session 4 - Cultivating Resilience/Nurturing Hope | June 15, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (PST/PDT)

This session will support professionals in learning to cultivate their own resilience, hold space for themselves, and further their critical self-care process. The science of resilience, gratitude and hope will be displayed to inspire courage, stamina and sustainability in facing the real challenges in front of us.

You Will Also Receive a Signed Hard Copy of Kim Barthel’s “Conversations With a Rattlesnake”

(Please provide your mailing address upon your registration so we can mail you a copy of the book)


Standard: $150

Student Price: $130

Group Price: $750 Buy 5 Get 1 Free

Please proceed with purchasing a ticket for the webinar below

For any further inquiries please contact

Ethel Chik at 604-202-4310 | ethel.chik@childrens-foundation.org

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Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

Self-Care for Superheroes

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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Taking Care of Ourselves


Those who work with victims of trauma are superheroes, dedicating our careers to helping others but also more likely to be impacted by vicarious trauma and chronic high stress.  Self-care is essential if we are to protect ourselves, foster our resilience, and better serve our community. 

Combining her extensive professional experience in complex trauma and her personal journey through medical trauma, Dr. Desroches presents an approach that applies trauma-informed and positive psychology principles to taking better care of ourselves, in order to better take care of others.

In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • Trauma and its impacts, particularly in people working with victims of trauma.

  • Key features of trauma-informed care and positive psychology, and how these can be applied to self-care.

  • Important domains of self-care and key strategies and approaches.

  • Overcoming common obstacles to self-care.

  • Self-reflection and strategies for developing individualized self-care programs, including a 30-day Self-Care Challenge.

Standard: $150

Student Price: $130

Group Price: $750 Buy 5 Get 1 Free

 

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Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Helping Children Heal from Complex Trauma

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Introduction to the CTR Therapeutic Model for Caregivers and Schools


 

For the past 8 years Dr. Chuck Geddes and Complex Trauma Resources’ clinicians have been effectively applying an understanding of complex trauma in the treatment of children and youth. This two-day workshop for caregivers and professionals will equip you to better understand and help the children and youth and families you serve. You can learn about the Complex Trauma Resources approach here and the CCI Program here.

 You will learn:

· What Complex Trauma is all About

· How Trauma Affects Brain Development

· Viewing Behaviour Through 7 Developmental Domains

· Assessment and Intervention Planning from the CTR Lens

· Simple and practical strategies to apply the CTR Therapeutic Model in Schools and Homes

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Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

Resisting Vicarious Trauma with Collective Care and Justice - Doing

The Children’s Foundation (TCF) is pleased to be hosting a workshop with Vikki Reynolds, PHD RCC on Resisting Vicarious Trauma with Collective Care and
Justice-Doing.

In this experiential workshop, Vikki offers an alternative approach to the notion of
vicarious trauma and worker burnout.

Folks working with people struggling with addiction, poverty, violence and oppression are often told that they will “burn out”, and that is the connection to the client’s pain that ‘traumatizes’ them. Contrary to this, is a story of sustainability—how our collective work sustains us, nourishes our hope, invites us to honour the resistance and strength that we witness in the people who we work alongside, and allows us to work congruently with
our ethics.

This experiential workshop will address our collective ethics and what is at the heart of our work, and practices of collective care as opposed to self-care. Workers will be invited to begin to build their own “Solidarity Team”; examining who stands alongside them, what ideas and practices sustain them, and how they might act to help each other when
burnout attacks.


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