How can children who suffer from traumatic experiences go from surviving to thriving? This training series offers an in-depth look at effective and creative techniques to foster resilience in school aged children and youth who have experienced adversity and trauma. This course is for professionals seeking effective ways to address dysfunctional behaviors as a result of children’s exposure to trauma. In this training, participants will explore research and evidence around how to foster resilience in children and youth. Participants will learn best practices and approaches to help children learn, grow and thrive.
This course will be provided in 2 sessions. The first session will focus on defining different types of childhood trauma, trauma responses and trauma informed approaches. The second session will focus on interventions and techniques to help children strengthen and build resilience.
- Identify common childhood traumas and behavioral trauma responses in children
- Become familiar with tools to identify child adversity and resilience in children
- Learn & identify risk and protective factors that impact resiliency
- Understand the spectrum of trauma & learn the difference between trauma informed and trauma invested mindset
- Explore characteristics that contribute to high levels of resiliency
- Practice strategies to help children cultivate and promote resilience
- Teachers and Educators working with students in a school setting.
- Counsellors, Social Workers and Psychologists working with students in a school setting.
- Counsellors, Social Workers and Psychologists working with school-aged children and youth.
Two sessions of 4 hours each. Due to the time difference between US and Singapore, the sessions will be conducted in the mornings (Singapore time)
- Defining child trauma
- Identifying common childhood traumas
- Physical abuse, Sexual, abuse, Emotional abuse, Physical neglect, Emotional neglect, Exposure to substance abuse, mental illness, Parental separation or divorce, Incarcerated household member, bullying, community or school violence, witnessing or experiencing domestic violence, gun violence, National disasters or terrorism, Commercial sexual exploitation, Sudden or violent loss of a loved one, Refugee or war experiences etc.
- Identifying risk and protective factors for childhood resilience
- The Continuum of Trauma
- Single Incident Trauma, Chronic Trauma, Complex Trauma, Vicarious Trauma
- The Trauma Spectrum
- Trauma-Inducing, Trauma-Ignorant,Trauma-Indifferent, Trauma-Aware, Trauma-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive, Trauma-Invested
- Identifying practices along the trauma spectrum
- Tools to identify adverse childhood experiences and resilience in children and their network of support
- Aces Questionnaires
- Resilience Questionnaires
- Identifying unmet needs for children
- Emotional, Relational, Physical, Control
- The Continuum of Resilience
- Interventions to promote resilience in children
- The 3 R’s: Relationship, Responsibility, Regulation
- The 7 C’s: Competence,Confidence, Connection,Character, Contribution,Coping, Control
- The power of loving relationships
- Teaching the future generation of adults
- Teaching & Learning from 2 lenses: Building your own resilience & building the resilience in children you work with.