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