Childhood Trauma: Digging Deeper
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About this Session: Join the Athens CASA team for a look into childhood trauma. Participants will explore how trauma impacts the children we serve and how it should impact the way we work. Participants are asked to complete a pre-reading (will be provided upon sign up). The session will open with the viewing of an informative video, followed by an in-depth, but concise conversation about the current research on trauma along with implications for practice. Participants will learn how early trauma impacts individuals across their lifespan and will be able to apply the appropriate conceptual framework to their practice.
About the Presenters: Jenny Stotts, MA, MS, LSW is the Executive Director of Athens CASA/GAL Program. She is a social worker with extensive experience and training in trauma-informed care and has published a number of articles on TIC and trauma competent communities. She is joined in this session by Tara Huffman, Volunteer Coordinator at Athens CASA and a 16 year veteran of the child welfare profession. Her practice is rooted in family-centered principles. Also facilitating the session, is Volunteer Coordinator Jess Chadwell. She has served with CASA for 6 years and is experienced and skilled in responsive-communication.
This training has been approved for 1.5 hours of Rule 48 compliant continuing education for participants who certify they completed the pre-reading and attended the full session. This training has been partially funded through a contract between Ohio CASA and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. OHIO CASA supports local CASA/GAL programs throughout Ohio with training, technical assistance, legislative support, and standards implementation so volunteers may advocate for abused, neglected, and dependent children in the court system.