Think Trauma Training
This training provides an overview for juvenile justice staff on how to work towards creating a trauma-informed juvenile justice agency. Creating a trauma-informed setting is a process that requires not only knowledge acquisition and behavioral modification, but also cultural and organizational paradigm shifts, and ultimately, policy and procedural change at every level of the facility. This training is an initial step that facility leadership and administration can take in developing a trauma-informed staff and facility milieu. It is an introduction to the process of providing direct care staff with trauma-informed awareness, knowledge, and skills to more effectively support the youth they serve.
Goals of the Training
- To educate juvenile justice professionals about the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of youth in the juvenile justice system.
- To provide juvenile justice professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Respond appropriately to the behavioral and emotional challenges of traumatized youth
- Help traumatized youth develop the ability to recognize trauma or loss reminders
- Help traumatized youth recognize and develop their strengths
- Help traumatized youth recognize survival coping strategies and develop positive coping strategies needed to grow into healthy, productive, and functional adults
- Take care of themselves and seek support from others
- To learn strategies for supporting youth reintegration into the community
- Understand the role of intergenerational, historical, and system-induced trauma on youth behavior
- Develop strategies for adjusting agency practices and procedures to more effectively address the impact of trauma on youth, their families, and staff
- Review the role of youth cultural experiences for building resilience among traumatized youth
Join us for four sessions in this training series:
If you would like accommodations to participate in any of our events, please contact us at [email protected].