- Session 12
June 16, 2020
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: One Penn Center
Venue Phone: (215) 583-3630Address:
Event Phone: 215-583-3630
This group meets Tuesdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM beginning January 14 in Philadelphia, PA.
Enhancing Capacity for Applying Trauma Principles
12-session workshop. Prerequisites: Enhancing Trauma Awareness, Deepening Trauma Awareness AND Applying Trauma Principles OR Enhancing Trauma Awareness, Deepening Trauma Awareness, AND Essential Communication Skills.
e are excited to share a journey with professionals in which we merge the information, concepts, approaches, principles, and skills of essential communication with those of trauma and review and renew abilities to apply many trauma-sensitive concepts, approaches, principles, and skills in real-life situations.
Overall we hope to enhance and enrich individual and collective abilities to respond, interact, nurture, facilitate growth and new awareness and, in some cases, facilitate healing processes when unresolved trauma and its aftermath are factors impacting an infant, child or adult’s life.
We believe that in large part enhancing capacity for applying trauma principles involves integrating the information, concepts, approaches, principles, and skills we have already learned about the subject of trauma with the skills of reflective processing. In this course professionals will be invited to learn more about general reflective processing and then how to merge it with the trauma information, concepts, approaches, principles and skills previously explored, plus the additional information we can glean from the reading and presentations.
As a result of merging these two main concepts, trauma-sensitivity, and reflective processing, we will frequently refer to processes of enhancing capacity in applying trauma principles as focusing on becoming more aware, sensitive and competent trauma-focused reflective processors. Much of the practicum work in this course will focus on this combination of being trauma-focused and applying the information, concepts, approaches, principles, and skills of reflective processing along with adapting other information, concepts, approaches, principles and skills previously explored.
We believe as a result of attending and participating in this and the succeeding course (Enhancing Capacity for Applying Trauma Principles, Part Two) professionals become clearer, more confident and more competent to:
- Advocate for systems becoming trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive
- Ensure to whatever degree is possible that traumatizing events are prevented from occurring in the first place
- Ensure that adults who interact with children who have probably or definite trauma-related issues and needs do not exacerbate those children’s or adult’s issues and needs
- Promote processes around recovery and healing of trauma-related issues and needs
Participants are invited to explore their own trauma-related issues and needs, should they have had any such experiences, and practice facilitating trauma-focused Reflective Processing with classmates.