Understanding and Assisting Survivors of Personal Trauma
Presenter: David Love, LMFT
This workshop will examine the dynamics of traumatic life experiences including child abuse, domestic violence, rape, school shootings – and natural disasters such as fires, floods, and earthquakes. The workshop will explain how trauma impacts brain development in children and neurobiological functioning in children and adults. It will include discussion of trauma specific assessment tools, treatment modalities, and strategies that can be used by parents, teachers, and therapists to support trauma survivors and provide tools to lessen its effects. The workshop will also address the secondary trauma often experienced by professionals and family members providing services and support to trauma survivors and provide tools to lessen its effects.