Trauma Informed Care: Foundations
Heather will support frontline staff in understanding the impact of ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ and support staff in creating both individual and organizational Trauma informed approaches to working with families. A trauma informed approach involves the fundamental shift from, “what’s wrong with you?” to “what’s happened to you?”. Trauma informed services place priority on trauma survivor’s safety, trust, and choice when developing and delivering programs. They work to create a culture of non-judgement, learning and collaboration. This workshop is intended to support reflective practice, encouraging front line workers to respond rather than react to client’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
- Understand and identify specific trauma responses/adaptions among clients who have a history of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
- Understand attachment as a driver of emotional regulation.
- Understand the role and value of therapeutic rapport and therapeutic alliance.
- Understand fight, flight, and freeze responses.
- Participants will be able to describe and identify post trauma stress and identify impacts of childhood adversity.