Why Screen for Trauma
- Many children entering the foster care system have experienced trauma.
- Young children can especially be affected by chronic exposure to trauma.
- Children with trauma symptoms have a 46% higher chance of placement instability
- Identifying trauma and appropriately responding is critical to ensuring a young child's well-being.
- Screening helps identify trauma symptoms earlier and have children referred to appropriate treatment
What You Will Learn
- An overview of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (I-ECMH)
- Why addressing early childhood trauma is so important
- How to recognize concerns
- When to make a referral
- Which types of therapist to refer to
95% of our past trauma training participants learned new information that they could apply in their work.
Who Should Attend
Guardians ad litem, county attorneys, parents attorneys, Judges, CASA, FCRO, caseworkers, and other professionals in the child welfare, alternative response, or other systems working with at-risk children.
Continuing Education Credits
You will receive a certificate of attendance, agenda, and handouts, which can be used for submitting and requesting CE credit on your own.
Upcoming Training Dates
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