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HEALING WITHOUT HARMING: TRANSLATING TRAUMA INFORMATION INTO SKILLS & ACTIO...

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The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

3535 Forest Road

Lansing, MI 48910

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The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study has become widely known in providing a foundation for medical and service providers to better understand the consequences of childhood trauma and how to mitigate their impact. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study helps move those working with individuals, parents, families, children to a place of being informed. The Good Harbor Institute workshop provides the next step. This workshop provides practical skills for everyone in your organization to implement immediately in their practice. These skills focus on learning a trauma informed/coaching based form of communication.

Goals:

  1. Understand how the information from evidenced-based trauma/adversity research can be translated into skills used daily for better outcomes
  2. Practice and learn the Coaching Model of communication
  3. Understand how self-care is essential to implementing trauma informed service
  4. Understand how team care is essential to implementing trauma informed service

Format: lecture, discussion, small group activities, individual-reflective activities

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an overview of the evidenced-based trauma/adversity research
  • Participants will gain an overview of the concept of Resilience and how it forms
  • Participants will understand the Trauma Care Stages
  • Participants will learn the link between self-care and implementing trauma informed service
  • Participants will learn how self-care is different than stress relief
  • Participants will learn the importance of personal trauma awareness is and how personal trauma/adversity can impact clients
  • Participants will have an opportunity to begin creating self-care plans
  • Participants will gain an overview and have opportunities to practice the Coaching Model of service to create better outcomes for clients
  • Participants will understand why community care is important and how understanding trauma/adversity can serve to unite
  • Participants will understand how community care sustains the use of trauma informed care in the community

RECOMMENDED FOR: Foster Parents, CASA and other high risk youth volunteers, Social Workers, Teachers, Court Employees (Staff), Attorneys, Judges, Board Members of Non Profits, Physcians, Physcian Assistants, Nurses, and all those who work with those impacted by trauma.

SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Continential Breakfast)

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM, MODULE 1: 8:30-12:00 p.m.

WORKING LUNCH: 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. (Buffett Lunch Provided)

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM, MODULE 2: 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

CEU'S AVAILABLE:

8 contact hours for Certified Family Life educator (CFLE) by the National COuncil on Family Relations


PRESENTERS:

Shenandoah Chefalo

Shenandoah Chefalo is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, a Core Essentials Graduate from Coach U, and a member of the Foster Leaders Movement. She is a sought after speaker on topics surrounding youth in foster care, and has been featured as a guest locally, nationally and internationally.

A survivor and alumni of the foster care system, Shenandoah Chefalo is also the co-founder of the Good Harbor Institute, which translates evidence-based research on trauma into skills that can be used immediately and everyday.

In additional to her book, Garbage Bag Suitcase, she also wrote an e-book entitled Setting Your Vision and Defining Your Goals, and is also working on her next manuscript, Hiking for Stillness.

Dr. Cathy Fialon

Dr. Cathy Fialon holds a PhD in criminal justice, a Masters of Liberal Studies with concentrations in educational leadership and emergency management, and a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. Her professional background includes working 20 years in higher education law enforcement, where she served as Indiana’s first female president of the Indiana Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Association and serving as the Director of Emergency Management for Miami Dade College’s 174,000 students.

After receiving her PhD in criminal justice she made the decision to change her career trajectory, first working as a court advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She then worked as Program Manager for 13 th Circuit Court, Family Division in Michigan. In her work as Program Manager she supervised juvenile probation, truancy intervention and the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. She has now joined forces with community advocate and author, Shenandoah Chefalo to create Good Harbor Institute where they create programs translating evidenced-based research on trauma into skills which can be used immediately.


Any and all questions can be directed to drfialon@goodharborinst.com or (765) 977-5977

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