Beyond Trauma-Informed Care: A Developmental-Relational Framework for Engaging Adults and Children in Healing and Resilience. New 3-part webinar series. July 20, July 27, August 3.

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This webinar series explores strengths-based foundational concepts and actionable strategies related to trauma, adaptation, healing, and resilience. Family- and child-facing providers learn about a developmental-relational framework that will deepen their understanding of the individual and systemic impact of trauma, and support their work with children and families. We explore identification and intervention strategies that can enhance relationship-based, developmentally informed practices to support healthy development and promote healing and resilience for both children and their adult caregivers. Participants learn to better understand and respond with empathy to behavior displayed by children and adults who have experienced trauma, while also supporting their development of a greater sense of trust and safety. Key concepts and strategies from the Touchpoints Developmental and Relational Frameworks are woven throughout the series.

This series is for professionals interested in supporting children and families who have experienced trauma. Professionals may include early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.

Each webinar is 90 minutes. All webinars have live Spanish translation available!


Webinar 1:
Trauma & Healing When Working with Adults & Children: The Developmental-Relational Perspective

What do we mean when we say that someone has experienced trauma, or that trauma has affected adult or child development? Individuals experience stressful or traumatic events differently. Stress can occur on a continuum from healthy to toxic varieties. In this webinar, you will learn about the impact of toxic stress and traumatic events on the interactions between and among adult family members, children, and providers.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how stress occurs on a continuum from healthy to toxic levels
  • Understand the different ways individuals might respond to, cope with, and adapt to traumatic experiences
  • Reflect on how to engage in strengths-based interactions with children and adults who have experienced trauma


Webinar 2:
Applying a Developmental-Relational Framework to Building Children’s Early Emotional Health

How do children cope with traumatic experiences? A traumatic response might appear in the way children behave with their peers or as they transition from one activity to another. Professionals who work with children can learn to recognize and be sensitive to the various ways that children respond to trauma. These might include behavioral challenges, or sadness and withdrawal. In this webinar, you will learn how to partner with families and caregivers to support children’s healing and the building of resilience.

In this session, participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the ways children might process a traumatic experience through their behavior
  • Consider ways to support children’s optimal development through partnerships with their families and caregivers


Webinar 3:
Applying a Developmental-Relational Framework in Working with Adults Who’ve Experienced Trauma

How do adults cope with traumatic experiences? When someone experiences a traumatic event, it might influence them immediately, or the impacts of the event might appear later in life. Professionals who work with families who have experienced trauma sometimes experience stress or relive their own traumatic histories while doing this work. In this webinar, you will learn about the ways that adults cope with trauma—both as it happens, and later in life—and strategies you can use to support healing and resilience when working with adults and caregivers dealing with current trauma or traumatic histories.

In this session, participants will:

  • Consider ways to engage in strengths-based interactions with colleagues and caregivers who have experienced trauma
  • Learn strategies for self-care and compassion when working with families and caregivers who have experienced trauma

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