Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Jan 23, 2014

Trauma and Resiliency in Young Children and its Effects on Providers

PRESNETERS:  Maren Garval, M.Ed., and Elizabeth Perry, MSW, Early Childhood Consultation
 
DATE:  January 23, 2014 
 
TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
AUDIENCE:  All Social Work Staff
 
DESCRIPTION:  This training will explore trauma in the lives of young children, focusing on birth- age 5.  Trauma will be defined as it relates to young children and how it may affect typical child development.  Resiliency will be also defined; exploring different resiliency factors in young children and the role they play in children's responses to traumatic events.  This training will also provide social worker's with the tools to know when to make a referral for a child on their case load, and what type of referrals to make.  Social workers will also learn about the "red flags" to be aware of when working with traumatized children, and how to respond appropriately to them.  Social workers will be prepared to discuss the effects of trauma on young children with biological, foster and adoptive families, and provide them with some tips and strategies to support these children in their homes.  This training will also explore vicarious traumatization from the perspective of the social worker, and how to draw on their own resiliency factors when working with young children who have been traumatized.This training will explore trauma in the lives of young children, focusing on birth- age 5.  Trauma will be defined as it relates to young children and how it may affect typical child development.  Resiliency will be also defined; exploring different resiliency factors in young children and the role they play in children's responses to traumatic events.  This training will also provide social worker's with the tools to know when to make a referral for a child on their case load, and what type of referrals to make.  Social workers will also learn about the "red flags" to be aware of when working with traumatized children, and how to respond appropriately to them.  Social workers will be prepared to discuss the effects of trauma on young children with biological, foster and adoptive families, and provide them with some tips and strategies to support these children in their homes.  This training will also explore vicarious traumatization from the perspective of the social worker, and how to draw on their own resiliency factors when working with young children who have been traumatized.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVE:  At the close of this training participants will be able to:
  • Define trauma, different types of trauma, and identify its effect on young children's development
  • Identify young children's responses to trauma and the "red flags" to be aware of
  • Define resiliency and it's role in young children's reactions to traumatic events
  • Identify their own resiliency factors and how they may be used in their work with traumatized children
  • Define vicarious traumatization and identify it's impact in their role as a social worker
  • Identify various types of resources and referrals for traumatized young children and when it is appropriate to make a referral for a child on their case load
Identify supports and resources available to biological, foster and adoptive families with traumatized children and be able to provide them with facts, tips, and strategies to support traumatized young children.
 

Location: Centrasl Office Training Academy (C.O.T.A.), 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06105
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9 AM - 4 PM

Contact: Cheryl Wright
Email: Cheryl.Wright@ct.gov
Phone: 860-550-6639
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