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Children of Trauma and Resilience

On Demand

Audience: Anyone who works with children, adolescents, families or communities.

This course introduces participants to a trauma informed and resilience focused mindset and teaches participants about toxic stress and trauma, how to help process those experiences and how to foster and nurture characteristics of resilience. It begins with a strong focus on resilience and includes an exploration of how core values and beliefs direct the way professionals work with children. The four universal needs of all human beings as explained by the Circle of Courage® model including belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are explained and discussed. Participants learn about the experience of trauma as one that impacts a person’s body and are shown a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the brain. Participants learn the importance of sensory-based interventions and how to assess a child’s private logic and universal needs. Finally, participants practice the development of trauma informed and resilience focused support plans for youth.

Learning Objectives

Learner will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the differences between grief reactions and trauma reactions.
  2. Examine the wide range of adverse experiences that can cause trauma reactions.
  3. Explore how trauma impacts brain functions of memory, emotional regulation, behavior and learning.
  4. Demonstrate how to be a caring, curious witness to help trauma survivors heal.
  5. Describe the Circle of Courage® works.
  6. Understand how priate logic impacts behavior.

Course includes a downloadable guidebook and CEs.

If you have taken the Children of Trauma course prior to January of 2019, this training will have significant overlap with the exception of an introduction to the Circle of Courage®. This training also includes some content from Courageous Connections and Courageous Classrooms. 

Please Note:

This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete. You do not have to complete it in one sitting. Once you purchase this course you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days). You must complete it in that time period. You may renew it for another year for an additional fee if necessary.

Instructor : Dr. Caelan Soma
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