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In-Service CE: Trauma Informed Advocacy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00 pm2:00 pm
CASA Office, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo

Trainers: Pam Lehtonen & Raquel Montes

Trauma is an umbrella term used to describe the inability of an individual or a community to respond in a healthy way physically, emotionally, and mentally to acute or chronic stress. Becoming "trauma-informed" means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers.

Participants will:
~ Learn about the physiological impacts of trauma on the brain and possible emotional, behavioral, social and intellectual/academic impacts on youth in foster care (e.g., attachment issues, externalized behaviors, disabilities, etc.)
~ Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) studies and how they relate to life-long impacts for students impacted by trauma
~ How to help & support young people impacted by trauma

Sponsors: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Ventura College FKCE

RSVP to Janet@casaofventuracounty.org or call 805.389.3120

CE: 2 hours