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CE: TIPS: Trauma Informed Practices for Schools

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Ventura County Office of Education, Camarillo Room, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo

Trainers: Amber Hansen & Anjelica Hinojosa

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 students 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 schools and classrooms are creating trauma sensitive learning environments and strategies for responding to these impacts
~ Hear about the importance of self-care: addressing our own traumatic experiences/history

A little information about our trainers: Anjelica spent most of her teenage years in foster care. She is currently a senior at CSUCI working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and is raising a 4-year-old daughter. Amber spent her early childhood in foster care before being adopted into a home that interfaced with over 200 foster children. Amber is currently attending college and will graduate with a Bachelors in Sociology in 2021.

Register by clicking the link below.

For further information, please contact the Foster Youth Services Program at fys@vcoe.org or 805-437-1525

Sponsors: Ventura County Office of Education and Ventura College FKCE

CE Hours: 2