New Trauma-informed training series starting in Providence
PROVIDENCE, RI, February 17, 2020- A new and improved series of trauma-informed training workshops are scheduled to begin in Providence on Thursday, March 19, 2020 with professional development CEU’s available (a full list a dates are available below).
The workshops, developed by the clinical trauma team at Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), were created for professionals working in a number of settings, addressing a variety of issues, including recognizing and responding to the effects of secondary traumatic stress, the impact of traumatic stress on children and more.
Many families are struggling with trauma-related challenges. Without quality training, parents end up overwhelmed by issues they never expected, teachers fail to understand the impact of trauma on a child’s performance, and children in care are often bounced from placement to placement.
“Moving from a traditional child welfare practice to one that is trauma-informed requires adequate training at all levels to make certain paradigm shifts,” said FSRI Clinical Director Kayla David.
Trauma-informed care acknowledges the need to understand a patient’s life experiences in order to deliver effective care and has the potential to improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, health outcomes and provider/staff wellness.
“FSRI is uniquely positioned to coordinate trauma-informed programming and create a new level of support for children and families,” said Vice President of Trauma and Victims Service Sarah Kelly-Palmer. “Trauma touches people from all walks of life, in every city and town. By working together as a community, we can help our neighbors recover from trauma and lead stronger, more successful lives.”
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have long-lasting negative impacts and often lead to future violence, victimization and perpetration. Centers for Disease Control research shows more than 60 percent of American adults have as children experienced at least one ACE and almost a quarter of adults have experienced 3 or more ACEs.