Over 45% of children nationwide are exposed to traumatic experiences, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, community trauma, bullying, and other violence. 8% of 12- to 17-year-olds report sexual assault, 17% report physical assault, and 39% report witnessing violence. Such trauma results in long-lasting detrimental impacts on development, health, and well-being. For children and adolescents, trauma can impact functioning in neurobiological development, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral areas. Therefore, comprehensive trauma-informed treatment programs are critical for the healing and recovery of traumatized children and their families.
Dedicated to ending violence, empowering families, and developing leaders, the mission of Strength United is to provide prevention and treatment of trauma to ethnically diverse, underserved, and economically disadvantaged children and families. The Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) is a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed care that includes services for traumatized children and families, as well as trauma training and self-care for the clinical staff. This workshop will present innovative programming that includes a Family Justice Center – a co-located model of first responders.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the principles of trauma-informed care.
- Implement innovative, holistic, and comprehensive treatment strategies for individuals with traumatic experiences.
- Incorporate self-care strategies for clinical staff to address vicarious trauma.
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