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Goal: To expose participants to the ways in which trauma experienced at various points in development may shape developmental pathways, with a goal of building understanding of child/adolescent/adult needs and improving effective service delivery.
Content and Methods: This training will provide an overview of the developmental impact of chronic trauma, particularly as trauma exposures intersect with overlapping community-based and intergenerational traumatic stressors. Seminar will include an introduction to the complex trauma framework, and an overview of key process issues including impact across the lifespan, functional domains of impairment, and survival-based adaptations to traumatic stress. Distressing symptoms and behaviors will be re-framed to emphasize child, adult, and family adaptation to overwhelming life circumstance. Core underlying vulnerabilities such as difficulty with self-regulation and difficulty forming healthy attachment relationships will be emphasized, with a brief discussion of best-practice treatment approaches.
Please contact Elizabeth James, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jana Pressley, Psy.D., email@example.com for more information about this training.