Halton Prevention and Intervention Committee (HPIC) is once again offering a series of trainings to those working with children/youth and their families who have experienced trauma. Based on the training feedback of the past year, we will be offering a fresh format. Facilitated by Radius Child and Youth Services, we will be offering:
Tier 1 – Trauma Awareness (see description below)
Tier 2 – Trauma Literacy (see description below)
Tier 3 – Specific training for Halton clinicians who are providing trauma-specific treatment (invitation only and must have completed Tier 2)
Tier 1 Trauma Awareness: Thursday, January 9, 2020
A trauma-informed approach in children’s mental health.
General offering: The workshop will offer information on trauma, trauma-informed care, the impact of trauma on children and youth, and how responses to trauma are adaptive. Being a trauma-informed organization requires everyone to understand trauma and how to respond in a safe and sensitive manner. We will also examine what it means to provide culturally sensitive services using a trauma-informed lens.
Tier 2 Trauma Literacy: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Understanding regulation and building skills for safety and stabilization.
Required completed Tier 1. Dysregulation is perhaps one of the most common impacts of trauma, and it is particularly important to use a developmental framework when working with children and youth. The workshop will review the structure, function, and role of the brain in regulation and discuss the impact on regulation due to trauma. Specific skills will be addressed to teach regulation skills using a framework that is based on attachment, structure, and self-regulation. Participants will also learn how to ask about trauma, discuss risks and benefits, determine readiness, and appropriate services delivery pathways for trauma-focused assessment and treatment.
All training will be facilitated at the Burlington Lions Club
471 Pearl St., Burlington, ON
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
* Training includes a.m. and p.m. light snacks. A one-hour lunchtime will allow you to step out and get your own lunch, or feel free to bring a bagged lunch.