This 6-hr training delivered over two 3-hour Zoom sessions will include discussion of new research findings in child development, inter-personal neurobiology, and attachment. The trainer and participants will explore specific approaches, techniques, and strategies for understanding memory of early events that are stored non-verbally, and treatment of the effects of early childhood trauma.
Who Should Attend: Early Childhood Trauma: Identifying, Understanding and Treating the Impacts is recommended for clinicians and practitioners who work with children and adolescents who have experienced early trauma or attachment disruptions. This includes those working with adoptive children, children in care, and children who have experienced early medical interventions or traumatic births. Those working with children and adolescents with unexplained dysregulation, oppositional behaviours, and difficulties with trust and attachment will also benefit from participating in this training.
- Identify the specific impacts of early trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s development.
- Understand the impact of preverbal trauma on children’s physical, emotional, behavioural, and cognitive development, and functioning.
- Implement strategies to support children, youth, and their families in understanding and managing the impact of early trauma.
- Use specific tools, treatment modalities and therapeutic experiences to engage and provide effective treatment designed to help children and adolescents integrate their early experiences.