This is a required training to obtain Level-1 Trauma Specialist Certification from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC). Certification may be obtained by attending a minimum of 5 TLC trainings. Required trainings to obtain certification include "Children of Trauma" and "Structured Sensory Interventions". This training will be offered again on August 15, 2012. Full refunds available until 7 days prior to event.
Please arrive at 9:30am for breakfast and check-in. The training promptly begins at 10:00am. Lunch will be served around 12pm.
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Trainer: Sarah Slamer, MA, CTC-S, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children
This is the first of three TLC core courses that will lay the foundation to help you understand the differences between grief and trauma and to see trauma as an experience rather than a diagnostic category. Learn how to become a “witness” to a child’s traumatic experience to best appreciate the intensity of the experience and the needs of the child; to see what he now sees as he looks at himself and the world around him. Video-taped interviews will demonstrate how TLC’s evidence-based, structured sensory intervention process brings children relief from the terror of their traumatic experiences. This structured process is used in schools and agencies across the country and has been proven, via research, to reduce trauma-specific reactions across all three major sub-categories.
When participating in the TLC Certification Program each participant will receive the TLC DVD, Tools to Help the Helper. This course is a requirement for Level-1 Certification and a pre-requisite for Level-2 and Level-3 Certification. You do not need to be enrolled in the Certification Program to attend this course.
Brief Description of Instructional Format
Information is provided related to the differences between grief and trauma. Video segments are used to identify these differences and demonstrate how to use the TLC sensory interventions recommended when trauma exists. Evidence based research supporting these school and agency based interventions are reviewed. Case examples are provided for children, adolescents and adults/parents.
To provide participants with a working foundation of the differences between grief and trauma, the way trauma exposes itself in children and the use of structured sensory school/agency evidence based trauma intervention programs.
To clearly identify specific differences of reactions following grief and trauma. To understand trauma as an experience and how that experience dictates the focus of immediate interventions in multiple settings. To provide a new language that speaks to the experience of trauma and allows victims to know that those helping also appreciate what victims are experiencing and need in order to feel better.
- Identify trauma reactions vs. grief reactions.
- Identify the most immediate and appropriate intervention needs of the traumatized child/adolescent.
- Describe the most appropriate structured sensory intervention strategies which are school and agency based.
- SITCAP Textbook $65.00
- Trauma Intervention Program $145.00
- One-Minute Trauma Interventions $55.00
These materials may be purchased online from the TLC bookstore. (Click on "All Books & Tools").
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Six (6) CEUs will be available for Ohio social workers and counselors
When & Where
OACCA is a statewide association of agencies that provide a wide array of services to children and families across the state.