Today’s educators and childcare professionals are on the front lines of a battle they may not even know they’re in: the fight against trauma in children. No doubt you’ve seen evidence of it yourself: the “unreachable” boy who doesn’t respond to any kind of treatment or therapy. The “bad” girl who persists in disruptive, negative behavior despite all-out efforts to help her. The truth is, trauma in children manifests itself in behaviors that defy logic, reason and the best intentions of teachers, counselors and social workers.
The issue is bigger than anyone realized. In fact, it wasn’t until 1990 that a groundbreaking training program called The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) identified childhood trauma as the root cause of behavior issues that were beyond the reach of traditional cognitive therapies.
Today, TLC training programs are in place in more than 4,000 schools, community-based programs, treatment centers and childcare facilities across North America and internationally and are giving parents, teachers and childcare professionals the early intervention tools and techniques it takes to turn young lives – and trauma-related behaviors – around.
Download a brochure | CALL TLC toll-free 877-306-5256 | FAX registration form to 586.263.4915 | ONLINE register online here
Training will be held at the Holiday Inn Select San Antonio International Airport Hotel, 77 NE Loop 410. Call the hotel at 210-349-9900 before 10/23/13 for a special TLC room rate. Free shuttle to and from the airport. Breakfast snacks and buffet lunch included. We cannot accommodate special dietary requirements, however you may purchase your own lunch at the hotel restaurant. We will email your confirmation of registration, additional training information and online course information, if applicable.
CEs included. For a complete list of CEs, go to www.starrtraining.org/ces.
Crisis & Play-Based Interventions
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Presenters: Lennis Echterling, PhD and Anne Stewart, PhD
It is one thing to say to survivors, “You will get through this” and quite another to ask the “getting through” questions they need to answer in order to find and experience their own resilience and ability to survive. Specific crisis intervention processes such as using “getting through,” making meaning and taking heart questions designed to help survivors discover their inner resiliency will be demonstrated.
Children of Trauma
Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Presenter: William Steele
This online course is a recorded live presentation that “sets the foundation” for the use of the intervention strategies participants will practice in San Antonio. Learn how to become a “witness” to how grieving or traumatized children now experience life and how they now see themselves, others and the world around them as a result of all they have been exposed to. This helps us, as practitioners, appreciate the intensity of their experiences, their neurological impairment and their intervention needs in school, at home or in clinical settings. Segments demonstrating the intervention process will prepare participants for the Structured Sensory Interventions full-day of practice. Even if you are not applying for certification the evidence-based strategies practiced will make more sense and the experience more valuable within the context of the foundation presented in the Children of Trauma online course.
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Structured Sensory Interventions
Friday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We highly recommend that you take the Children of Trauma online course before attending this course.
Presenter: William Steele
This is a practice day. Participants will be engaged in the evidence-based, grief and trauma psycho-educational intervention processes used in schools and community settings across the country. Cases - including the mother of a 7-year-old who died of cancer at home; a 12-year-old exposed to repeated domestic violence; a 15-year-old, raped multiple times at a drug house; and a spouse whose husband was tortured and killed - will be presented along with the remarkable evidence-based reduction of their PTSD and other mental health and cognitive-related reactions. Participants in schools or agency settings will feel comfortable using any of TLC’s structured manualized psycho-educational trauma intervention programs and tools at the end of this practice-directed training.
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