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Trauma Informed Care Training

Youth who have experienced trauma have become part of the landscape in America today.  Though the youth’s backgrounds are diverse, research suggests that most of these youth have experienced early and multiple traumatic events.  Not surprisingly, these youth experience significant mental health problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, suicidal ideation, behavior disorders, conduct disorders, attachment disorders, and substance abuse disorders. 


The goal of Trauma Informed Training is to improve the quality of services for youth who have experienced trauma by increasing the trauma-related knowledge and skills of direct care personnel that are responsible for engaging and retaining youth in services and providing the support and care these youth require. Specific objectives include: 

  1. Participants will have increased knowledge regarding trauma and their impact on child/adolescent growth and development; 

  2. Participants will understand adolescent high-risk behaviors in the context of trauma; 

  3. Participants will understand the importance of an agency wide approach to managing trauma in youth

  4. Participants will develop skills to help youth recognize their trauma and to self regulate

  5. Participants will understand the impact of secondary trauma and the importance of self care.

Kelly Tanner
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