Live Online Training
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:00 am to 11:00 am Central Time
FREE for YIPA members
$40 for non-YIPA members
Childhood trauma such as exposure to violence, crime, or abuse can set in motion a cascade of challenging and difficult behaviors. Youth may exhibit intense emotional upset, show signs of depression or anxiety, have difficulties self-regulating, problems relating to others, problems paying attention, difficulties in school, as well as physical symptoms such as aches and pains. Trauma experienced youth may use drugs or alcohol, behave in risky ways, or engage in unhealthy sexual activity. Traumatic experiences can initiate strong emotions and physical reactions even long after the initial exposure.
Your ability to build a trusting relationship with trauma experienced youth requires skill, persistence, and a commitment to avoid retraumatizing them. You’ll need to know the range of trauma-informed practices available to you to best support trauma experienced youth. Being able to share your knowledge to help parents or guardians understand the impacts of trauma and implement Restorative Parenting practices at home will increase the effectiveness of your interventions. Whether parents are involved or not, it’s critical that you learn how to teach trauma experienced youth self-regulation and resiliency skills for better life outcomes.
Understanding the cornerstones of trauma-informed care and Restorative Parenting practices is vital for serving trauma experienced youth and, when possible, engaging their parents as well. Join us to gain strategies you can use with youth when they’re dysregulated, help youth develop and strengthen their coping mechanisms and regulation skills to foster greater resiliency, and help parents recognize how they can best help their trauma experienced youth. You’ll also learn how self-care practices can reduce your risk of secondary trauma.
Your Learning Objectives
- Gain effective strategies for responding to youth affected by childhood trauma
- Learn how to use trauma-informed tools to help youth develop resiliency
- Develop confidence in your ability to engage parents and share restorative strategies for resetting, rebuilding, and strengthening their relationship with their youth affected by childhood trauma
- Understand the foundational elements of trauma-informed care and Restorative Parenting practices
Dr. Dave Mathews has nearly 40 years of experience in working with families, adolescents, and children related to issues of trauma, intimate partner and domestic violence, community violence, parenting, youth and families. He is currently a therapist at People Incorporated, Family Life Mental Health Counseling Center. He was also in private practice as a therapist for 27 years with youth, parents, families, and groups. He provides training and consultation nationally and internationally on topics of trauma, violence, parenting, and violence prevention. Dr. Dave Mathews created and developed Restorative Parenting in 1999 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 12 years, teaching Adolescent Psychology, Family Violence, and Program Development & Community Intervention classes.
Your Competency Focus Area
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH.
Trainings presented in this focus area will give judgement-free options to understand prevalent mental health issues among youth today, help you connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.
- Live Online Training
- Wednesday, October 23, 2019
- 9:00 am to 11:00 am Central Time
- FREE for YIPA members
- $40 for non-YIPA members
- Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.