February 23rd, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
This free workshop will first summarize research describing the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences.Participants will be introduced to SAMHSA’s principles of trauma-informed care (TIC), which conceptualizes trauma as a set of experiences that profoundly influence a person’s identity. The presentation will focus on two main skill sets: (1) case conceptualization through the trauma lens and (2) trauma-informed responding. This presentation will describe how early traumagenic environments contribute to the development of delinquent behavior, addiction, self-regulation challenges, maladaptive cognitive schema and dysfunctional interaction patterns. Participants will learn to view and respond to clients within the context of their collective experiences and apply TIC principles to service delivery across a variety of professional social work roles. Through trauma-informed practices, we can deliver services that promote healing for wounded and troubled clients and their families, improve their psychosocial functioning, and disrupt the intergenerational cycle of unrealized potential.
Dr. Jill Levenson is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. She is a SAMHSA-trained trauma-informed care instructor, and Lead Coordinator for the Trauma-informed Training Initiative at Barry’s Center for Human Rights & Social Justice. She has published over 100 articles, many about adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care. Dr. Levenson is a LCSW in Fort Lauderdale. She treats survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault and others with trauma-based disorders. She has provided TIC training in Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Idaho, Michigan, Massachusetts, Vermont, Minnesota, Colorado, Maryland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
For more information and to RSVP to the workshop, email CHRSJ work study student, Johanna Rodriguez, at firstname.lastname@example.org.