Workshops – Session 3 – Monday, Feb 18 – 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Below are the workshops that will be available during Session 3 of the 2019 CTSS Conference. Descriptions and more information will be available on the 2019 CTSS app in early December.
3B. Exploring the Tripartite Process of Migration: A Framework for the Development of Trauma-Sensitive Schools in the Treatment of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
Recent statistics indicate that the number of unaccompanied immigrant youth, both documented and not, continues to rise. This workshop will unpack the tripartite process of migration and explore this as a framework for clinical, school-based interventions in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety in unaccompanied refugee minors. The use of culturally adapted, evidence-based trauma interventions such as Trauma-Focused CBT have been effective in supporting these youngsters. School social workers play a vital role in providing professional development of trauma-sensitive schools in educating school staff to help them understand how trauma-informed strategies may offer perspective in the classroom.
Diana Franco, DSW, MSW
NYC Department of Education
New York, NY
3C. Guiding Staff Through Transformational Change While Managing Emotional Mayhem
Conscious Discipline is a trauma-informed, brain-based self-regulation program combining discipline, social-emotional learning and school climate into one integrated practice. The program equips educators to bring these practices into their own lives first, and then into the lives of their children. This empowers them to spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.
Transformational change is a process not a product! There are specific steps you can take to capitalize on new ideas and the energy and excitement they create, while supporting and encouraging those for whom change is hard. This workshop will show you how to guide staff through change based on the School Family concept using Conscious Discipline®.
3D. Trauma and the Brain: An Overview of Trauma’s Impact on Neurobiology and the Impact of Neurofeedback on Learning, Development and Behavior in Schools
Participants are invited to this overview of how various types of trauma (forms of abuse and head injury) impacts the brain and neurobiology and how neurofeedback could be helpful. This workshop will include information on the science and outcome behind neurofeedback when applying to the development, learning and behavior in children impacted by trauma in an academic setting. Neurofeedback techniques that can be applied in clinical practice and paired with other therapies will also be introduced through a live demonstration of how neurofeedback training works. Come with your questions.
Robert E. Longo, MRC, LPC, BCN & Dianne Kosto, SCN
SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training
3E. Trauma-Informed Positive Behaviour Support: An Overview
The Trauma-informed Positive Behaviour Support (TIPBS) program is theoretically underpinned by the principles and practices of positive behaviour support (PBS). It adds greater depth to the evidence-based strategies at each of the three tiers of intervention and support of PBS, providing tailored differentiated support for schools. Building on the epidemiological research on adverse childhood events, and emerging neurobiological implications of childhood trauma, TIPBS is a trauma-informed practice framework, designed to be embedded within a multi-tiered prevention model that is well supported in the literature as highly effective in the prevention and intervention for mental health, behavioural and emotional-related difficulties. With a focus on practical, trauma responsive strategies, the TIPBS aims to empower educators to be inclusive with challenging and hard-to-reach students.
Kay Ayre, EdD & Govind Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D.
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
3F. From resilience to healing: Integrating the practice of repair in schools and homes
The process of healing requires repairing relationships. This workshop will focus on the importance of making amends, from the perspective of the giver and of the receiver. Participants will have an opportunity to practice.
Stacy Lappin & Jody McVittie, MD
3G. Integrating Trauma Sensitive practices into an inclusion based preschool classroom
This workshop will review the essential trauma sensitive practices needed in a preschool classroom for children exposed to severe early adverse childhood experiences. Participants will learn how such practices promote neurodevelopmental growth, healing, and cognitive development for all children. Strategies that are applicable within an inclusion based classroom will be emphasized. However, specific attention to strategies needed for dysregulated children with developmental trauma will be distinguished. Case studies will provide real time examples of behavioral challenges and therapeutic responses. Interventions which support the involvement of families will also be explored.
Kathy Ryan, Ph.D., LCSW & Denise Powers, M.Ed.
Circle Preschool Program, Greater Richmond SCAN, Inc. (Stop Child Abuse Now)Richmond, VA
3H. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Affirming Approach and Expansive Practices – Addressing and Mitigating Social Trauma and Stigma in Schools
In this highly interactive workshop, participants will develop and expand their understanding and knowledge of terminology and definitions grounded in an affirming approach and best practices to support and create safety for all youth along the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) spectrum within a support group or classroom setting. The evidence and research-based group models – Girls Circle® and The Council for Boys and Young Men® – for youth across all cultural backgrounds, will be featured and experienced to create a powerful, experiential, and engaging workshop for educators across all settings and sectors.
One Circle Foundation
San Rafael, CA