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Houston - Children of Trauma & Resilience

Begins 10/22/2019

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 a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the developing brain is highlighted. 

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. 


  • Guidebook
  • CEs
  • Lunch

Note: If you have taken Children of Trauma 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. 

Central Time
Date: 10/22/2019
Start Time: 08:30 am
End Time: 03:45 pm
Instructor : Dr. Caelan Soma
Location: Harris County Dept. of Education
Address: 6005 Westview
Room 1010
Houston, Texas 77055
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