Webinar: Trauma & Its Impact
The Northwest MHTTC in partnership with C4 Innovations presents this webinar on trauma. Understanding trauma and its impact is crucial for providing effective care and services for people living with mental health challenges who are also likely to have histories of trauma exposure. This session will provide an overview of definitions, sources, types and the prevalence of trauma and explore its bio-psycho-social-spiritual-communal impact. We will also identify practical ways to make our services more trauma-informed.
Participants will be able to:
Explain the difference between acute, chronic, and developmental trauma
Give three examples of how trauma can affect people’s engagement in services
Name one example each of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual-communal impact of trauma.
Identify three ways to make our services more trauma-informed
Ken Kraybill, MSW, Senior Trainer, has worked in healthcare, behavioral health, homelessness, and housing for more than 35 years. Ken has 18 years of experience working as a behavioral health practitioner in homeless services. For the past two decades, he has been developing curricula and facilitating in-person and online training nationally on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, outreach and engagement, case management, critical time intervention, and supervision. He also has experience facilitating strategic planning processes and providing staff retreats focused on finding resiliency and renewal for care providers. Ken is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington.
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