Trauma Informed Care with Youth

bulletOnline Training

bulletRecorded on November 12, 2015

bullet2 Hour Training

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$60 for non-YIPA members

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It is estimated that more than 60% of youth age 17 and younger have been exposed to crime, violence and abuse either directly or indirectly. Then there are other forms of trauma a youth experiences when living in poverty. With this high prevalence, you may already be working with a youth who has experienced trauma or you will in the future.

This training workshop will provide attendees with a fuller picture of what is involved in the continuum of care for youth who experience trauma. This includes understanding the effects of trauma on youth, practical ideas in addressing trauma when working with youth, as well as assisting parents in supporting the youth. Also to be addressed is self-care for the professional who is exposed to vicarious trauma on a regular basis.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the four main elements of the continuum of trauma informed care.
  • Learn at least one practical application to use with a youth who has experienced trauma.
  • Develop confidence in assisting parents in using the perspective of their youth who has been exposed to trauma and understanding the youth’s experience in order to respond to their youth rather than react.
  • Learn at least one method of self-care as a professional who works with individuals who have experienced trauma.

Trainer

Dr. Mathews has more than 35 years of experience in working with families, adolescents and children related to issues of trauma, intimate partner and domestic violence, youth and families. He is currently the Program Director at the Bridge for Youth in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has also been in private practice as a therapist for 22 years with youth, families and groups. He provides training and consultation nationally and internationally on topics of trauma, violence and violence prevention. Dr. Mathews created and developed Restorative Parenting and has authored multiple articles and produced multiple media for training others on the topics and issues mentioned above. He has been a Community Faculty at the Metropolitan State University of Minnesota for more than 7 years teaching Adolescent Psychology, Family Violence and Program Development and Community Intervention classes.

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH

Logistics

  • Online Training
  • Recorded on November 12, 2015
  • 2 Hour Training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $60 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 2 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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