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June 2020

Juvenile Justice Trauma Training

June 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St
Omaha, NE United States
Free

Description:

This training is designed specifically for those that work with juveniles who are involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Participants learn what trauma is and its impact on these youth, as well as develop awareness of the unique experiences that juveniles encounter by virtue of being involved in the system and the effect(s) these experiences have on their traumatic stress reactions.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to view youth behaviors through a trauma lens
  • Understand the role of resilience in buffering the effects of traumatic events
  • Create a draft trauma-informed safety plan and understand how to use it with youth
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Resilience Screening — The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

June 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St
Omaha, NE United States
Free

Description:

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” The original research, conducted by Drs. Felitti and Anda, was controversial, but revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to prevent and treat toxic stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease to cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers, and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse, and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

Join us for a screening of RESILIENCE to learn more about this fascinating topic and participate in a facilitated discussion following the film.

CEUs are not offered for this training, however, certificates of attendance will be provided.

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Midwest ACEs Summit

June 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Iowa ACEs Coalition has teamed up with the Trauma Informed Care Project to host three days of learning around how systems and communities can lead to trauma and how we can respond. Registration will open in April 2020. You will have a chance to register for one or both events. Both events will take place at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center.

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Trauma and Resiliency in Families

June 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St
Omaha, NE United States
Free

Description:

The purpose of this training is to provide child welfare professionals with foundational knowledge about trauma and its effect on children and families as well as explore strategies that are trauma-informed in working with populations with a history of trauma.

Participants will:

  • Be able to define trauma and describe how it differs from everyday stress
  • Learn how to view behaviors and interactions with children and families through a trauma lens
  • Identify the impact trauma may have on childhood developmental tasks
  • Understand the role of resilience on buffering the effects of traumatic events
  • Be able to describe ways they can help children and families experiencing traumatic stress reactions
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Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

June 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St
Omaha, NE United States
Free

Description:

What is Compassion Fatigue? Who does it affect? Why should you care? How do you deal with it? This workshop will answer these questions and build skills in the participant to identify, consider, and manage symptoms of compassion fatigue. Participants learn in an experiential environment that provides opportunity for reflection and analysis on their own symptoms of compassion fatigue through use of self-assessments and group discussion. At the conclusion of the session, participants will be provided with a self-care activity that provides the opportunity to relax and recharge.

Participants will:

  • Be able to define the 3 elements of professional quality of life
  • Identify characteristics that contribute to or provide resilience from compassion fatigue
  • Create a self-care plan for implementation following the training
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

June 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, 4715 S 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68137
Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
(for adults who interact with young people):

A FREE training about common mental health challenges, misconceptions, and how you can lend a helping hand to a person in need of support!

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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Gang and Youth Violence

June 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St
Omaha, NE United States
Free

This training, delivered by Omaha’s newest youth violence prevention program – YouTurn – provides unique insight into gangs, violence, and Omaha’s highest risk youth. Through presentation, videos, case studies and panels/Q&A with credible messengers, learn about this important topic and the work YouTurn is doing.

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October 2020

2020 Southwest Iowa Trauma Conference

October 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Parish Hall United States

Description

Please join us for the 5th annual Southwest Iowa Trauma Conference!

Registration begins at 7:30, and the conference will start at 8:00.

Details about contact hours and topics coming soon!

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June 2022

Hope Rising Workshop

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St
Omaha, NE United States
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Free

Research studies have consistently shown that hope is the number one predictor of future wellness outcomes for individuals. Hope is easily defined, easy to assess, and easy to teach and practice. Simply stated, hope is the idea that “I have a great future in front of me and I have the power to make it a reality.” We know kids and families have been through a great deal of stress related to the pandemic. Applying hope science to our work with kids and families can help them better handle the stressors of difficult times. People who work in direct care of youth and families are not immune to the impacts of secondary trauma. Applying hope science as part of our self-care plan can lead us to increased outcomes related to our own well-being.

Participants will:

  • Define hope
  • Measure hope
  • Teach hope
  • Practice hope science

Participants will get breakfast, lunch a copy of the book Hope Rising by Chad Hellman and 6 CEUs.

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July 2022

Hope Rising Workshop

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St
Omaha, NE United States
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Free

Research studies have consistently shown that hope is the number one predictor of future wellness outcomes for individuals. Hope is easily defined, easy to assess, and easy to teach and practice. Simply stated, hope is the idea that “I have a great future in front of me and I have the power to make it a reality.” We know kids and families have been through a great deal of stress related to the pandemic. Applying hope science to our work with kids and families can help them better handle the stressors of difficult times. People who work in direct care of youth and families are not immune to the impacts of secondary trauma. Applying hope science as part of our self-care plan can lead us to increased outcomes related to our own well-being.

Participants will:

  • Define hope
  • Measure hope
  • Teach hope
  • Practice hope science

Participants will get breakfast, lunch a copy of the book Hope Rising by Chad Hellman and 6 CEUs.

Learn more & register »
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