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Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Traumatized Youth for DYCD

The classic training. Let me know if you are interested in attending. 

Here is the Eventbrite registration.

Engaging Traumatized Youth: Understanding and Translating Bahavior as Communication

Target Audience:

This workshop is intended for supervisory and direct line staff working with DYCD-funded youth programs.

Description:

More than two-thirds of children report at least 1 traumatic event by age 16, and 26% of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event before they turn 4. Whether you realize it or not you are working with youth who have experienced a traumatic event.

Have you ever wondered why a student is acting out, being aggressive, or shutting down? Crucial to working effectively with children and youth is an understanding of the impact that trauma has had in the life of a young person, and particularly how that trauma might be impacting behavior. You, as a youth development professional, need to understand that behavioral issues may be the result of ongoing, complex traumatic events that include poverty, violence in the community, domestic violence, or child abuse/neglect, among other sources. By understanding trauma as the potential source of behavior you will gain a greater sense of empathy and compassion, and will start to consider new methods to help youth cope and thrive. Interactive methods, including videos and role play will be used to apply these skills.

Learning Objectives

This in-depth and practical workshop will teach those who work with youth some fundamental concepts in how trauma can impact youth and how to work with traumatized youth. The ultimate goal is to leave participants feeling confident that the small lessons learned may be simple but doable and can have a significant impact on their quality of work and personal satisfaction in doing the work of serving traumatized youth.

  • Understand how trauma impacts a child’s relationship to self, other and the world and potentially all aspects of development.
  • Use knowledge of trauma to most effectively engage youth in productive and on-track behavior
  • To acknowledge the impact of doing this work on helpers and how to care for oneself while caring for others.
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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Traumatized Youth for DYCD

The classic training. Let me know if you are interested in attending.

Engaging Traumatized Youth: Understanding and Translating Bahavior as Communication

Target Audience:

This workshop is intended for supervisory and direct line staff working with DYCD-funded youth programs.

Description:

More than two-thirds of children report at least 1 traumatic event by age 16, and 26% of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event before they turn 4. Whether you realize it or not you are working with youth who have experienced a traumatic event.

Have you ever wondered why a student is acting out, being aggressive, or shutting down? Crucial to working effectively with children and youth is an understanding of the impact that trauma has had in the life of a young person, and particularly how that trauma might be impacting behavior. You, as a youth development professional, need to understand that behavioral issues may be the result of ongoing, complex traumatic events that include poverty, violence in the community, domestic violence, or child abuse/neglect, among other sources. By understanding trauma as the potential source of behavior you will gain a greater sense of empathy and compassion, and will start to consider new methods to help youth cope and thrive. Interactive methods, including videos and role play will be used to apply these skills.

Learning Objectives

This in-depth and practical workshop will teach those who work with youth some fundamental concepts in how trauma can impact youth and how to work with traumatized youth. The ultimate goal is to leave participants feeling confident that the small lessons learned may be simple but doable and can have a significant impact on their quality of work and personal satisfaction in doing the work of serving traumatized youth.

  • Understand how trauma impacts a child’s relationship to self, other and the world and potentially all aspects of development.
  • Use knowledge of trauma to most effectively engage youth in productive and on-track behavior
  • To acknowledge the impact of doing this work on helpers and how to care for oneself while caring for others.
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Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Traumatized Youth Day-Long Training in W Brentwood

  • Pilgrim Psychiatric Center (Bldg 102/Rehab Ctr) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be delivering my standard introductory training on how to work with traumatized youth at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in West Brentwood, NY (Long Island) for the NYS Office of Mental Health. Let me know if you are interested in coming and maybe I can get you in. 

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Youth-CAN training on stopping community violence

  • University Settlement's Houston Street Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

My Post-Doc, Whitney Rog, and I will be delivering a training on trauma and community violence for community members and providers alike for the NYC Citywide Oversight Committee. I think the public is welcome to attend but i may have to ask for permission. 

Description of YOUTH-CAN

YOUTH-CAN begins with a three-hour workshop to learn about the effects of trauma and community violence on children and families. Participants will also learn best practices for violence prevention and trauma intervention, formulate plans for how they personally can address trauma and violence in their communities, and then work together for the next three months to complete those plans. The trainers will provide optional monthly consultation calls to help support participants in completing their action plans. Finally, participants will informally report back their successes and challenges in accomplishing their plans. 

For more information, please contact CCSI Program Coordinator Jessica LeBeau-Richman at jlebeau-richman@mhaofnyc.org.

Click here to register

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Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

Healing the Hurt: Standing Together to Heal Community Trauma

This day long training, sponsored by and for the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, will bring agency professionals together to gain a greater understanding of trauma and its psychological impacts, provide youth development staff with ways to take social action through service in order to address community trauma, and learn valuable techniques for stress reduction and self-care. I will be responsible for delivering two hour-long training sessions for this day, one on racial trauma and the other on engaging traumatized youth. 

If interested in attending, let me know and I'll ask. 

Registration Link is HERE.

Below is the official description of the event:

In our individual lives, our communities and our society many of us have experienced the pain of trauma and traumatic events. We may find ourselves wondering how we can heal the wounds opened by these events, take action toward preventing traumatic incidents from happening within our own communities, and take care of ourselves in light of such tragic events.  

What can we do to create more trauma-informed programs for our youth and their community?

How can we regain safety, connection and hope for our traumatized youth, families, and communities?

How do we help to heal ourselves so that we can better serve others? 

Healing the Hurt is a learning day designed to bring agency professionals together to gain a greater understanding of trauma and its psychological impacts, provide youth development staff with ways to take social action through service in order to address community trauma, and learn valuable techniques for stress reduction and self-care.  Through increased awareness and understanding, we can begin healing together and stand together as agents of change through social action.

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