(Orange City) Trauma-Informed Care Workshop

(Orange City) Trauma-Informed Care Workshop

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Date(s) - Friday, September 10, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Northwestern College


Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Foster/Adoptive Children
A workshop for foster/adoptive parents and support persons 

The one-day workshop provides attendees with an overview of how exposure to adverse and traumatic experiences can affect a child’s ability for emotional regulation, impulse control, learning, and self-esteem. Learn how to respond to children in distress using trauma-informed care (TIC) approaches. 

8:30 a.m.: Check-in and refreshments

9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Welcome and morning session – Dr. Mathew Vasquez 

  • Stress vs. trauma
  • Emotions vs. feelings
  • Importance of post-trauma response
  • Effects of early childhood neglect on behavior and emotional regulation
  • Includes 15-minute break

12:15 p.m.: Lunch (catered) 

1:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Afternoon session – Dr. Mathew Vasquez

  • Crisis stabilization and using Psychological First Aid
  • Behavior modification within the context of trauma
  • What to do when trauma is revealed
  • Applications in school systems
  • Includes 15-minute break

Instructor: Dr. Mathew Vasquez
Dr. Mathew Vasquez is a professor of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa, teaching courses in the trauma-informed MSW specialization. As a healer and educator, he strives to help others understand the complexities of trauma and its impact on individuals, families, and society. In his teaching and practice, he incorporates the latest evidence-informed practices, body-centered approaches, culturally responsive healing practices, and clinical wisdom.

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

This training costs $25 per participant. Register online here. 

Please, always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. It is the attendee’s responsibility to get proof of their attendance at any training in order to ensure one will receive credit for the training. A certificate of attendance or training certificate is best. Acceptable proof would also include the signature of the trainer on either training materials or notes that includes the title and date of the training.

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