What is Trauma and Why Must We Address It: The Role of Leadership in Creating Trauma Informed Systems of Care for Human Services Settings
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM (EDT)
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) promotes trauma-informed practices in the delivery of services to people who have experienced violence and trauma and are seeking support for recovery and healing. SAMHSA believes that organizational leadership is critical to the promotion and adoption of Trauma Informed Practices. Join with other leaders to examine how to integrate this practice framework into our workplaces. Trauma Informed Care is guided by the following fundamental beliefs: 1. People with lived experience of trauma can and do recover and heal; 2. Trauma-Informed Care is the hallmark of effective programs to promote recovery and healing through support from peers, consumers, survivors, ex-patients, and recovering persons and mentoring by providers; and, 3. Leadership teams of peers and providers charting the course for the implementation of Trauma-Informed Care are essential. This presentation will address the prevalence of trauma and suggest techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. Participants will learn what trauma is how it affects individuals - psychologically, developmentally, and neirobiologically. Self-regulation strategies will be explored. Participants will be able to : 1. Identify at least four strategies to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization; and 2. Explore a minimum of two ways trauma affects people developmentally and psychologically and physiologically.
This workshop is sponsored by Prince George's County Department of Social Services and SAMHSA's Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint through Trauma Informed Practices initiative.
When & Where
Homeless Youth Work Group
The Prince George's County Homeless Youth Work Group (HYWG) is a network of public and private organizations working to create supports and opportunities for unaccompanied homeless and unstably housed youth and young adults, ages 14-24 in Prince George's County, Maryland. The HYWG is a committee of the Homeless Services Partnership, the HUD Continuum of Care entity in Prince George's County. There are monthly work group meetings and participation is open to people and organizations that work with young people. For information, contact Ross Pologe, 301-909-6367, firstname.lastname@example.org .