Safeguards Training for Children and Adult Services
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The impact of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic experiences on children and youth can
have a detrimental effect on their emotional, behavioural, physical, intellectual, cognitive, and developmental well-being. A traumatized child’s capacity to form attachments with caregivers (Child & Youth Workers, Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Social Workers, and other professionals) can also be compromised.
In this training participants will learn how abused and traumatized children understand the world around them, how they interact with others, how their issues manifest themselves in their behaviour, and other ongoing challenges they face with anxiety, trauma triggers, mental health issues, and relationship struggles This training will help those working in residential programs, day treatment programs, working with children/youth in the community or in their homes to understand and treat children with trauma histories.
Participants Will Learn To:
• Help build healthy child/youth relationships and make sense of the child/youth’s experience
• Help child/youth resolve issues that immobilize them based on their trauma history
• Help guide children/youth’s behaviour.
• Understand and learn about trauma and how it manifests itself with the children/youth we work with.
• Review evidence-based treatment approaches.
• Increase knowledge around how to respond to traumatized children/youth.
• Recognize differences in trauma responses among varied cultural, racial, gender, age, group and communities.
• Understand the long and short term impact of trauma.
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