(Omaha) Trauma Informed Care

(Omaha) Trauma Informed Care

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Date(s) - Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ramada Plaza Convention Center & Coco Keys Water Resort


Do you feel alone in helping your child overcome their past? Does it feel like no matter what you do, they are “stuck” in the trauma of their past? Do you find yourself asking “What is wrong with this child?” instead of “What happened to this child?” Being a trauma-informed caregiver can help you help your child overcome their past trauma and will focus you on helping the child heal instead of reacting to present behaviors.

This training will discuss the broad spectrum of major contributors to a child’s misbehavior, what needs to be addressed first, and what are short and long-term reasonable outcomes. The lifespan consequences of trauma on an individual and community (the ACE study) and foster parents’ roles as protectors and educators will also be discussed. Participants will learn what can happen to foster/adoptive parents as they operate in highly stressful environments and how to take care of themselves. Participants will also learn how to engage in and explore concrete processes to stabilize attachment and develop safe relationships and effective emotional management.

There will not be LSI supervision of children at the water park. It is the responsibility of the foster and adoptive caregivers to ensure that their children have a responsible individual to watch their children at the water park during the training.

Instructor: Frank Grijalva
As a director of the Midwest Trauma Services Network, Frank Grijalva is tasked through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to facilitate the understanding of Trauma Informed Care throughout Iowa and Nebraska. Introduction of evidence-based trauma informed practices, direct training of those practices, the training of selected interventions, and capacity building are the focus of Frank’s activities through 2012. As a clinical programming consultant for the Boys and Girls Home, he has spent the last few years introducing and training selected trauma informed evidence-based practices, as well as designing innovations specific to at-risk children. As a program manager for the International Center for Disaster Resilience, an operational partner with the Harvard school of Disaster Medicine, Frank has trained clinicians from Nepal, Jordan, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Sudan, as well as many others to stabilize child populations in the aftermath of traumatic events. Frank managed safety and logistics for clinicians and federal employees working at ground zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and trained clinicians in and around New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Frank Grijalva has a BS in disaster psychology with an emphasis on mental health and is pursuing a doctorate in public health with a focus on child mental health.

This training has been approved for 6 hours of foster parent training credit.

Additional Parent Resources for this Training
Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency
Trauma Reading List
Complex Trauma and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents Placed in Foster Care

View slides from this presentation here.

Please RSVP by January 24. We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible with the Ramada Plaza for your accommodations. Tell them that you are with the Lutheran Services in Iowa Foster/Adoptive Conference on February 1. If you have any questions for the Ramada Plaza, please call 402.393.3950.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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