Trauma Responsive Care With Children: Cultivating Courage, Connection, And Resiliency

Barry Student at Commencement

Barry University School of Social Work is offering a three-hour virtual workshop that will introduce effective, trauma-informed practice strategies necessary for working with children and families affected by a range of risk factors, including interpersonal and intercommunity violence, developmental and historical trauma, poverty, alcohol and substance abuse, natural and human-caused disasters, refugee and undocumented immigration status. Highlighted will be the impact of the recent pandemic and social justice/racial issues, and parents as collaborators in the educational process.

  • Learning Objective 1: Participants will be introduced to the basics of trauma including ACES, developmental impact, attachments, and brain science.
  • Learning Objective 2: Participants will understand the dynamics of assessing for trauma.
  • Learning Objective 3: Participants will gain suggestions to mitigate the pandemic fear and social unrest in and out of the classroom for children and all of us.

About The Speakers:

Dr. Mark Smith & Instructor Carolyn Daniels are professors who are also licensed clinicians and certified in traumatology, trained with SAMHSA, and have extensive training with noted mental health professionals such as Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, Dr. Peter Levine, and Dr. Pat Ogden.

Barry Student at Commencement

Dr. Mark Smith

Mark S. Smith has been a social work faculty member at Barry University for 14 years and holds the rank of Associate Professor. His undergraduate degree is in Early Childhood Education (University of South Carolina) and his MSW is from San Francisco State University. He maintains a small practice specializing clinical supervision and in narrative-based work with adults, adolescents, children, and families. Dr. Smith’s areas of interest and expertise include resiliency-focused clinical practice, social group work, family practice, community responses to disaster and trauma, LGBTQ youth and adults, international social work and social development, anti-racist/oppressive social work pedagogy, narrative and constructivist clinical practice, spirituality, and participant-based qualitative research. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) organization.

Barry Student at Commencement

Carolyn Daniels, LCSW, CT

Carolyn “Carrie” Daniels received a BSW from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MSW at Barry University and is currently a student in the doctoral program in Social Work. Ms. Daniels joined the School of Social Work as an adjunct professor in 2015 at the Fort Myers campus. She is currently a full-time instructor. Her experience includes child and family protection and advocacy, rape crisis intervention, suicide intervention, domestic violence, hospice care, grief, disenfranchised grief, thanatology, elder care and advocacy, and guidance counseling. She has a passion for group work and dynamics. She has been licensed for 19 years. Ms. Daniels has served as a field instructor for MSW students and clinical supervisor for social workers pursuing licensure. Her teaching philosophy is based on group dynamic of being mindful of the social and emotional climate of the class to promote reciprocity for enhanced learning. She is a member of NASW and ADEC.

Schedule & Pricing

  • October 23, 2020 | 8:30-12:00 pm
  • Half-Day Webinar: $60 per person

Ceu's Available

  • 3 hours of CEUs for LCSW, LMFT, LMHC