Upcoming Events  

Supporting Students Affected by Incarceration

Monday, November 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wilder Center (451 Lexington Parkway N., St. Paul)
​About 1 in 6 Minnesota students in public schools have had an incarcerated parent. Among students attending alternative schools and juvenile correction facilities, the proportion is even greater. Join us on November 17 to learn about the impact of incarcerated parents on students and to participate in a discussion focused on finding ways to support these students in the classroom. 

Attachment and Trauma Training Program 2014–2015 Series: Resilience and Trauma in Community Mental Health

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Children with Complex Trauma in the Classroom

This 3-hour workshop will gather mental health service providers charged with addressing the mental health needs of students with complex trauma histories in school settings. Core components of trauma service delivery from the research literature will be briefly defined, followed by a panel of professionals describing differing approaches to trauma work in the schools. The seminar will conclude with a presentation of tools and small group practice of three capacities any program working with children with complex trauma must address. These are 1) supporting teacher capacity to create a regulating classroom environment, 2) building emotional regulation capacities in students and their families to increase safety and knowledge acquisition 3) doing phases of trauma treatment responsibly in school setting. CEUs: 3

Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Supervision with Resilience in Mind

This 3-hour workshop is for supervisors seeking to structure supervision in a manner that their supervisees can move in and through the high stress of providing community based therapy to clients with complex trauma histories. Participants will be able to apply that much researched term, “resilience,” specifically to the supervision context. Strategies of how to structure supervision will be offered with an eye to building supervisee’s own resilience and protective capacities, especially when navigating differences in generation and culture. The seminar concludes with a step by step demonstration of Reflective Supervision of Supervision and discussion of what allows supervisors to stay vibrant and focused within the supervisory relationship during challenging times. CEUs: 3

Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mastering the Details of Blending Attachment and Trauma Treatment in Community Mental Health

Plenty of training for therapists today cover what is trauma but few move into the “nitty-gritty” of writing treatment plans for youth and families with attachment disruptions and complex trauma that directly address client hypervigilance to threat or change so clients can risk trauma integration and skill building, bit by bit. This extremely practical day-long workshop will offer ways to write plans that incorporate DSM 5 language around trauma through demonstration and practice. Specific interventions that target complex and developmental trauma will be demonstrated and practiced in small groups. Participants will leave with a step-by-step map of how to deliver key components of trauma focused treatment to some of our most challenging situations in community mental health. CEUs: 5.5
To register or for more information, please download our brochure here.


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