Evidence-Based Trauma Intervention Training through STARR Commonwealth
Founded in 1990 by Dr. William Steele, TLC, a member of the Starr Global Learning Network, offers professionals trauma-informed training, support, consultation, online learning opportunities, certifications and trauma intervention programs and tools in trauma intervention programs, tools and techniques for working with children and families. TLC has trained over 50,000 professionals, including 6,000 TLC certified trauma and loss specialists working with communities around the world. Certified TLC specialists have been on the ground following some of the world’s most devastating tragedies, including the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2005 Tsunami in Southeast Asia. For more information on TLC, please visit www.starrtraining.org/tlc.
Lori Gill is a Certified Trauma Specialist and Trainer through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She facilitates Level 1 Trauma Intervention Training, leading to certification as a Trauma Specialist through continued training.
Children of Trauma Learn the differences between grief and trauma and come to know trauma as an experience rather than as a diagnostic category. Learn how to become a “witness” to a child’s traumatic experience to best appreciate the intensity of the experience and the needs of the child; to see what he now sees as he looks at himself and the world around him. Video-taped interviews will demonstrate how TLC’s evidence-based, structured sensory intervention process brings children relief from the terror of their traumatic experiences. This structured process is used in schools and agencies across the country and has been proven, via research, to reduce trauma-specific reactions across all three major sub-categories.
Structured Sensory Interventions Learn trauma-specific intervention tasks and techniques as well as see them demonstrated. This is a practice day. The presenter engages attendees in an encapsulated demonstration of the major sensory structured processes. Attendees will also participate in additional activities and, by days end, will feel comfortable using any of the TLC intervention programs. A brief presentation of the TLC evidence-based research and outcome will support the value of TLC’s structured sensory programs in schools and agencies.
Presentations will provide insight around trauma symptoms and differential diagnosis (such as grief, ADHD, and oppositional behaviours) as well as insight into SAMHSA approved evidence based training in structured sensory intervention. Learn about the impact that trauma has on our brain, body, and behaviours inclusive of impact on implicit and explicit memory. Learn why cognitive-based interventions can be limited in their effectiveness for trauma intervention and how to implement trauma informed services within your organization.
* Please note: although the workshop is called Children in Trauma, it applies to all ages, a foundational understanding of how trauma impacts allows clinicians working with adults to understand why behaviours, symptoms, experiences etc happen the way they do. Trauma often occurs in childhood and this workshop will inform professionals about the impact this trauma experience(s) can have on future behavior, emotions, as well as psychological, physiological, and neurological functioning. I have used the children’s programs for a few years now with great success with ages 2 – 17. I have also had marked success in using the Adults in Trauma Program over the past 1.5 years with individuals experiencing PTSD as a result of various trauma experiences (war, abuse, attachment, car accidents, domestic violence etc.).
After attending the Children of Trauma and Structured Sensory Interventions trainings, participants can achieve TLC Certification by completing: • Three additional TLC training days (either online courses, trainings at your site or attendance at a TLC conference). • A TLC online essay exam
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