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Trauma and Healing When Working with Adults and Children: The Developmental-Relational Perspective

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

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 workshop, 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

Course Format
Live interactive webinar on Thursday, April 6; 10–11:30 am ET / 7–8:30 am PT

# of hours
1.5–clock hour certificate will be provided

This workshop is designed for professionals who work with families of young children 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.

This series benefits family-facing providers who are new to the Touchpoints Approach as well as those who have been trained in Touchpoints. The series also benefits providers who have varying familiarity with trauma-informed care.

This workshop is the first of three workshops in the series, Beyond Trauma-Informed Care: A Developmental-Relational Framework for Engaging Adults and Children in Healing and Resilience, which 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.

You can register for each webinar individually or save $10 by signing up for the whole series.

Questions? Contact us today.

At a Glance

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Cost: $35