Introduction to Childhood Exposure to Trauma in Tribal Communities
May 30th : 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:
Facilitator: Marilyn J. Bruguier Zimmerman, MSW, PhD
Senior Director of Policy and Programs
National Native Children’s Trauma Center Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, 2 + 2 Program School of Social Work University of Montana
The Online Learning Event will focus on describing child traumatic stress as a result of children’s exposure to one or more traumatic events including traumatic loss (grief) and as a result have developed reactions that impact their daily lives. Children or adolescents may react in a variety of ways, such as intense emotional distress and difficulty in self-regulation, behavior changes, problems developing and maintaining relationships, attention and academic difficulties, difficulty sleeping and eating. Older children may use drugs or alcohol and engage in other risky behaviors. These reactions are understood as traumatic stress. Children and youth who have traumatic stress reactions are at increased risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Professionals working in child serving systems like juvenile justice can have a positive impact for children, adolescents and their families by developing universal strategies and trauma-informed practices.
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
Developing Trauma Informed Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts
June 13th : 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT: ,
Facilitator: Ashley Trautman, MSW, JD
MSW Program Director/Assistant Professor University of Montana School of Social Work , Juvenile Justice Technical Assistance Specialist National Native Children’s Trauma Center
This presentation will focus on the importance of a trauma informed approach in juvenile justice systems. Presenters will discuss why trauma informed practices are needed and what it means to be trauma informed. Content will cover ways to recognize and respond to trauma in the courtroom and strategies for implementing a trauma-informed approach. The presenters will provide considerations for assessing and referring a youth who has experienced trauma.
Learning objectives. After this presentation, participants will:
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Juvenile to Healing Wellness Courts, Schools, and Tribal Program Settings
June 27th: 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:
Facilitator: Laura Guay, MSW
Training and Technical Assistance, Mental Health Specialist
National Native Children’s Trauma Center, University of Montana
This presentation will discuss the importance of understanding, identifying and responding to the experience of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) which we define as the emotional impact of working with those who have experienced trauma. Content will include an overview of the difference between primary and secondary trauma and describe a three-stage process for coping with STS. Specifically, presenters will discuss the importance of gaining knowledge about STS, how to recognize it in ourselves and ways to respond. The presentation will conclude by offering a framework for self-care through awareness, balance and connection.
Learning objectives. At the end of this presentation, participants will understand:
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