Applying Trauma Principles
This 12-session course, for which Enhancing Trauma Awareness and Deepening Trauma Awareness are pre-requisites, provides opportunities for participants to continue the journey of becoming more aware, sensitive, and competent as family professionals with extensive trauma training. In addition to continuing to add to each person’s knowledge and skills base, participants are given opportunities to apply the research and principles of trauma to real-life situations as they share their own case studies with their colleagues, focusing on ways they are applying trauma principles. Groups then discuss and process the assessments, choices, and ways of applying principles each participant shares, further advancing each participant’s awareness, sensitivity, and abilities to intentionally apply trauma principles in real-life situations. Successful completion of all three IFP trauma courses and fulfillment of additional requirements can lead to certification as an IFP Trauma-Competent Professional.
Deepening Trauma Awareness
12-session workshop. Prerequisites: Enhancing Trauma Awareness.
The goals for this 12 session course are to continue the process of enhancing and enriching participants’ awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the nature of trauma, essential concepts, facts and principles they can apply and present to parents and caregivers and discussions around the skills that allow for trauma-sensitive responses to children and adults who might be trauma-impacted.
Participants are encouraged to become more aware of the connections and impact trauma can have with regard to a myriad of related dynamics including attachment, fear, anger, trust, grieving, relationships, recovery, and healing.
Participants are invited to share in discussions around specific ways they can apply information in their personal and professional lives as a way to promote the transfer of training and encourage the intentional application of the information, principles, and skills in real-life situations.
Enhancing Trauma Awareness
6-session workshop. Prerequisites: None.
The new research on trauma provides us with startling statistics and critical information about the devastating effects of both simple and complex trauma. Because of the profound effects and implications of trauma, especially in childhood, and the fact that trauma often is trans-generational, it is essential for all family educators to be highly trauma aware and equipped to educate families about the nature of trauma.
Because the information in this course is presented in clear, easily understood, and translated segments, family professionals can more easily share vital trauma information, principles, and practical applications of this information and these principles with their parents/caregivers. This can empower parents and caregivers to greatly lessen or eliminate trauma on their families and to learn ways to intentionally avoid inadvertently re-traumatizing children.
Professionals can become clear and confident that they are providing family environments that are sanctuaries and can effectively employ interactive skills that promote health and healing from trauma.