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You don’t have to be an emergency room nurse or a social worker to benefit from trauma-informed training. Parents, community volunteers, teachers – anyone is welcome to attend our trainings. It’s offered in a variety of settings and styles, so choose the one that is right for you.
If you’d like us to come to you and your group, please contact us about opportunities.
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Drawing on unprecedented access, Oscar winners Deborah Oppenheim and Mark Jonathan Harris upend some of the most enduring myths about foster care, going beyond the sensational headlines and stereotypes. FOSTER interweaves first-hand stories of those navigating the child protection system with insights from social workers, lawyers, and other advocates to offer a realistic but hopeful perspective on a community that needs society’s support. Join us for a screening of Foster and learn more about the varied experiences and perspectives the film’s subjects had of the child welfare system. See how these perspectives align or challenge your own beliefs and participate in a facilitated discussion following the film.
- Gain an understanding of the foster care system through the eyes of a foster youth, foster parent, and case manager
- Learn about the unique challenges for each person depicted in the film
- Have an opportunity to share how viewing these stories may change how they see or how they work with clients and professionals in the child welfare system
About this Event
Are you interested in learning more about mental health, how to identify a person who may be in crisis, or gaining skills in starting the conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health challenge?
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental illness. This course gives tools to help friends, family members, colleagues, and others in the community.Participants who completed the course are certified in Mental Health First Aid for 3 years.
Lunch will be on your own.
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.
- 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
“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.Learn more & register »
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.Learn more & register »
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.Learn more & register »
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.Learn more & register »
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