Creating Safety and Connection: The Basics of Trauma-Informed Care
When trauma happens, trust and connection have been damaged. The survivor of trauma is adrift in body, mind and spirit and struggles to find places of protection and safety. The inclination is often to attempt to “think” through the trauma or to suppress it, but neither choice truly will create the shift into healing that is so greatly needed.
In addition, the possibility of re-traumatizing trauma survivors is real because the nature of trauma lends itself to reenacting the trauma long after the actual event has passed. The lasting effects of trauma – insecure attachments, hyperarousal, persistent negative thoughts, avoidance and re-experiencing symptoms – demand that professionals of all kinds respond with the best practices for trauma-informed care and support the repair of trust and relationship with self and others.
In this trauma-informed training workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, we will employ a variety of experiential activities from the Therapeutic Spiral Model to demonstrate containment and safe relationship building.
You will learn:
How trauma-informed care is different than trauma treatment.
The types of safety that are important to recognized and tended to within a care setting.
The connection between the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the trauma experience.
How attachment is disrupted with trauma and how it can be re-established thorough sociometry.
The differences and similarities between personal, cultural and social trauma.
Prescriptive roles that can be concretized to support healing and growth.
As always, there will be the option to address personal work through an action structure and to bring past or present case consultations forward for commentary and supervision.
Snow date is Feb 7, 2020.
This program is suitable for mental health professionals, educators, physical health professionals, administrators, first responders, creative arts therapists, alternative practitioners, midwives, clergy, youth leaders, human resources specialists, addiction professionals and others interested in trauma and experiential psychotherapies.
Tuition is $125 if registered by Dec. 31, 2019, after $135.
CE credits and other benefits
Six CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits for certification with the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and the International Society of Experiential Professionals. Psychology and addictions counselor credits are pending.
Handouts for each of the classes.
Links to videos and online information of interest.
Healthy snacks, water and tea.
You may register in one of two ways:
Register here online at Eventbrite with credit card.
Or send check to Karen Carnabucci, 313 W. Liberty St., Suite 263, Lancaster, PA 17603.
You may bring your own lunch or go to a nearby eatery for a 45-minute lunch break.