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Girl Gazing

Transformational Interactive Experience

When we understand that our lives are a collection of experiences that provides us  knowledge about ourselves, one another, and the world at large. This learning process will compel you to question prior assumptions and beliefs, participate in learning that is intentional. You are asked to be open to embrace new opportunities, and develop the skills to explore the world and discover one’s place in it. The Trauma Recovery Community facilitates this journey of meaningful learning through the relationships that students, the trainer and alumni develop with one another. This combined effect creates an environment that encourages intellectual compassionate curiosity by helping students develop, and hone the skills necessary for sustained critical and creative thinking  on the effects of trauma

Didactic Instruction and Social Justice Circle of Support

Through facilitation of live didactic instruction for 12 weeks (replays available to review content) you'll get 18 hours of trauma-informed training, obtain practical strategies, tools and language to become a trauma informed specialist in adolescent

developmental support in fields like Youth Leadership, Community Service Support, Crime Reduction Specialists, Education Support Worker, Pastoral Care Staff Systems of Health Care, Legal and Communities of Faith and Spirituality.

During this course we will meet to have a weekly for Supervision to focus on inclusion on Intersectionality and Social Justice Circle with embodiment activities that are designed to integrate the material being learned, provide for safe space to address any memories of personal conflicts or trauma that are activated and applying the learned material to real world applications

Trauma Informed Competencies

Developing an expertise in trauma informed care by recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma in adolescents, family members and families that you are providing support for and self. Show the ability to integrate knowledge about high conflict interactions and trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and actively avoid re-traumatization. and re-engagement.

 The Certified Adolescent Trauma Coach will demonstrate their understanding of the concepts through synthesis and application of principles to real-world applications to adolescents during their time in the programs, applicable to the adolescents, their support networks and the systems that work with them.

What We Will Cover In This Course...

  • Understanding Trauma - We will cover what trauma is, how it affects a person, and its impact on their worldview. This understanding will help the specialist discern and respond in a trauma-informed way in relationships and interactions

  • The Aftereffects of Trauma on the Mind, Body & Emotions

    The impact of trauma touches every aspect of a person's life.  Students will discover those aftereffects and become aware of what's happening in interactions when a person's trauma is triggered. With that awareness, students will also learn ways to re-establish safety in interactions and move from activation to regulation.

  • Intergenerational Trauma & the Family System

    The impact of trauma can be felt for generations and ways of coping can be modeled and passed down. We will explore both the epigenetic (nature) and modeled behavioral (nurture) impacts of the family system on brain development.

  • Multi-dimensionality and the Trauma Survivor

    Developing the capacity to understand trauma in the context of social, gender, racial, ethnic and historical frameworks, students will learn how to create a safe space for all parts of a person in spite of perceived or real differences. 

  • The Certified Trauma Specialist as a Career

    Take what you've learned and incorporate it into your

    current occupation or field. Applying a trauma-informed lens is beneficial to any workplace such as private industry, education, health care, the legal system, social service organizations, communities of faith and spirituality and more.

  • Reclaiming the Authentic Self after Relational Abuse            

Trauma and abuse have a significant impact on people's ability to experience healthy relationships. Students will learn how to integrate and reclaim lost parts of one's Self and cultivate the development of the whole person. 

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