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Understanding and Assisting Survivors of Personal Trauma

Presented by David love, LMFT

Date: June 14, 2019

Time: 8:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Chico, CA


Course Description: 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.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

·      Analyze the effects of trauma on brain development

·      Discuss tools and strategies for working with children and families who have experienced trauma

·     Develop tactics for addressing secondary trauma

Presenter: David Love is the Founder and Executive Director of Valley Community Counseling Services, which provides a range of trauma services throughout central California.  He is a qualified expert witness on the child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome, the rape trauma syndrome, and the battered women’s syndrome.  He has provided trainings in China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and throughout Europe and the US.  David is the co-author of the book, After the Fact: A Guide for Families Learning of Their Child’s Sexual Abuse Later.

Additional Information

A confirmation letter with map and details will be emailed to you following registration.

Course meets qualifications for 6 hours of Continuing Education Units.  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CEUs will be available at training for a fee of $45.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should contact Emma Nichols at Requests must be made by May 31, 2019.

For additional information please contact Kelly Flugum at or (707) 992-0834.


Produced by the California Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Center of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services Branch.

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