Trauma-Informed Care in Practice- December 12, 2018

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Family Intervention Services

20 Vanderhoof Avenue

Rockaway, NJ 07866

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Trainer: Sandra McBeth, MSW, LCSW

December 12th, 2018 10 am – 4 pm Denville, NJ

Target audience is helping professionals including social workers, counselors, case managers, nurses, doctors, teachers, school aides, attorneys, probation officers, etc.

The overwhelming majority of individuals who seek behavioral health treatment have personal histories of trauma. They may not recognize the impact the trauma has on their functioning or they may avoid discussing the trauma at all. Likewise, many mental health professionals may not ask questions that fully elicit a client's trauma history, unintentionally limiting the client's opportunity for healing and recovery. A trauma-informed approach in treatment includes a strengths focus, a strong understanding of trauma, and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services and populations.

This 5-hour workshop will provide the participant with skills in making assessments that are trauma informed. Participants will be provided with information on how trauma may present itself throughout the lifespan. Treatment models for addressing trauma in a variety of settings will also be presented.

5 Clinical CEHs

Workshop Objectives: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe trauma-informed care principles and values.

Describe traumatic stress responses in adults and children, and changes to PTSD and ASD diagnoses.

Identify the connection between co-occurring disorders.

Describe the screening and assessment process in trauma-informed treatment.

Identify components of trauma-informed practice.

Define vicarious trauma and its impact on the helping professional in the context of trauma-informed care.


10:00 am Introduction and Overview

Small Group Experiential Activity, Large Group Processing:

10:15 am Definitions: Trauma/Traumatic Stress, Trauma-Informed Core Values and Principles

Lecture, Large Group Discussion

10:45 am Examining Types of Trauma and Traumatic Stress

Lecture, Small Group Activity - Case Vignette: Using a Trauma-Informed Lens

11:00 am Exploring Impact of Trauma: Trauma Sequences, Trauma Reactions, Trauma Responses

in Adults and Children

Lecture, Large Group Discussion

11:35 am Understanding PTSD: Common Symptoms, Trauma Cycle, Co- Occurring Disorders

Lecture, Small Group Activity, Large Group Processing

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Screening and Assessment: Cross Cultural Screening, Choosing Tools

Lecture, Video Clip, Large Group Discussion

2:30 pm Components of Trauma-Informed Treatment: Prevention and Treatment Objectives, Treatment Challenges

Lecture, Large Group Discussion

2:50 pm Components of Trauma-Informed Treatment: Prevention and Treatment Objectives, Treatment Challenges (Continued)

Lecture, Large Group Discussion

3:25 pm Vicarious Trauma in Trauma-Informed Practice

Lecture, Large Group Discussion

3:50 pm Summary and Evaluation


Sandra McBeth, MSW, LCSW, FIS Coordinator of Professional Education

Sandra has been working with children and families for more than 25 years in both agency and private practice

Settings, and brings a strong clinical focus to her trainings. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses

at the university level.

Continental Breakfast served for all trainings

  • Including coffee, tea and bagels.


  • On your own or feel free to bring lunch with you. Microwave will be available for participants’ use.


COURSE FEE: Course fee is $100.00. A training discount of $95.00 is available for 3 or more registrants from the same organization.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation of registration and refund of tuition must be requested by the Friday of the week preceding the date of training. Persons not canceling paid registration by this date are ineligible for a refund, but may move their registration to a training held at a later date.


Family Intervention Services, Inc. maintains responsibility for all programs.

  • Trauma-Informed Care in Practice. This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #25 Course #1246 from 2/21/2017 – 2/21/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 5.

*Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.


Family Intervention Services, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. FIS (ACEP #6325) is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Family Intervention Services, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6325. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Family Intervention Services, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

  • Trauma-Informed Care in Practice: Counselors participating in this course will receive 5 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AWARDING OF CERTIFICATES: Participants must attend 100% of all scheduled hours and complete an evaluation form at the end of each training day in order to receive course credits. Participants successfully completing a course will receive a Certificate of Completion upon conclusion of the course.

TRAINING SITE: Morris County: 20 Vanderhoof Avenue, Rockaway/Denville, NJ 07866

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: FIS welcomes feedback from all participants and encourages the prompt resolution of grievances in a professional and timely manner. FIS seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Grievances regarding a particular training event should be directed to the training instructor. If unresolved, participant will be contacted by the FIS Director of Staff Development & Clinical Services. All grievances are kept confidential and all persons are treated with respect and kindness as the parties involved work to resolve the grievance. If the grievance remains unresolved, it will be directed to the FIS President/CEO to resolve. Social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Family Intervention Services, Inc. may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED: FIS training facilities are handicap accessible and other accommodations will be made available upon request. For questions or special accommodations contact Susan Sterling, FIS Director of Staff Development & Clinical Services, at (973) 586-5243 or ssterling@fisnj.org.

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