Complex Trauma and Youth Experiencing Homelessness or Foster Care
Length: Two hours
Delivery: Live in-person or live virtual
This two-hour in-person workshop meets the requirements towards the continuing education training and recertification of group home facility administrators. In this workshop, we discuss how complex trauma impacts the brain, body, and behavior of youth, with a particular focus on those experiencing homelessness or foster care. We also apply a cultural lens, examining interactions with historical, racial, and intergenerational trauma. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to apply trauma-informed practices, including the Attachment-Regulation-Competency (ARC) Framework, when working with youth to promote positive interactions and healing after experiencing traumatic events. One (1) 10-minute break will be provided.
Note: This workshop has been adapted, with permission, from one of the trainings Hanna Center teaches as part of the west coast contingent of the Complex Trauma Training Consortium (CTTC), a national trainer-training and workforce development initiative that aims to establish sustainable expertise in complex trauma understanding, assessment, and treatment across the USA. The CTTC is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and is comprised of a faculty of over two dozen subject matter experts diverse in race, culture, language, geography and lived experience.
- Define complex trauma, historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, and racial trauma
- Examine how experiencing traumatic events and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can impact brain, body, and behavior
- Discuss culture and trauma science in relation to youth experiencing homelessness (YEH)
- Review trauma-informed care principles and practices tailored for YEH
- Discuss misdiagnosis that can occur when a young person has a Complex Trauma history/profile
- Apply the Attachment-Regulation-Competency (ARC) Framework, when working with youth to promote positive interactions and healing after experiencing traumatic events
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- Coursework approved for continuing education credit for a variety of professionals.