Impacts of Trauma on Children and Their Caregivers

CE Hours: 3.0

Cost: $36


C. Wayne Jones, PhD

The high prevalence of trauma among the children and caregivers served by community based programs demands that all intervention be informed by a clear understanding of trauma and its impacts.  This course describes in detail how a history of danger and emotional injury shapes family member attitudes, expectations and relationships — and the implications these trauma histories have for a “present focused” family-based treatment.

This course is designed to help therapists “see” family member’s efforts to adapt to fear and vulnerability that is often hidden beneath dramatic, seemingly irrational interactions.  And then be able to utilize this awareness within a systemic framework to help families create more safe, stable and  functional relationships. The course is organized into four units, each addressing one major question or component considered essential for the well-prepared trauma informed family based therapist.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the core principles of a trauma-informed approach and the reasons it is critical for family based programs to incorporate these principles into the treatment of children with SED and their caregivers
  2. Describe the nature of trauma, particularly when it is chronic as in Complex Developmental Trauma Disorder
  3. Explain common impacts of chronic trauma on the internal and relational experience of children and families.

This online distance learning course includes webinars, readings, links to other online resources on trauma, and post-tests to ensure comprehension of the material.

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