James Rodriguez

The Trauma Informed Social Worker

There is an increasing understanding that trauma is pervasive and impacts many people across and within various communities. Social workers, in a variety of settings, often interact with clients who have a history of trauma. When aware of the complexity and the effects of trauma on presenting problems, social service providers are better equipped to provide services through a trauma-informed lens. As Trauma Informed Care (TIC) becomes the norm within organizations, social service providers also need to be trauma informed in their practices and clinical relationships.

Neurobiology & Resilience

Trauma informed care requires a thorough understanding of resilience.  Just as the trauma informed care movement has grown parallel to research on the human stress response, a third area of research is also beginning to increase: the neurobiology of resilience.  In this brief webinar we will provide a summary of the available neuroscience of resilience, focusing on the neurochemicals and neurocircuitry of resilience, and the role of epigenetics. We will also attempt to describe how psychosocial interventions can impact neurological resilience.

 

**From ACEs to Assets: Supporting the Growth of Resilience to Improve Education, Health, and Wellness Outcomes

This webinar provided an overview of core aspects of resilience development that fit seamlessly with trauma-responsive practices, social-emotional learning, and positive youth development. Examples were drawn from specific practices that have been used successfully within multi-tiered systems of support in educational settings as well as from an innovative cross-sector community resilience development initiative currently in progress in Monroe County.

Children's Mental Health Awareness: Creating Resilience Informed Service Environments

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 10th, the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York is offering this brief pre-recorded webinar.  Service sectors from behavioral health to child welfare to the juvenile justice system increasingly recognize that children and youth exposed to trauma, adverse childhood experiences and chronic stress require services that are trauma informed. This often means focusing on building service providers’ knowledge and awareness of the potential long-term impact of trauma and chronic stress.

Resilient Informed Service Environments Learning Community (RISE-LC): Informational Webinar

In this webinar, you learn about the Resilience Informed Service Environments (RISE) Learning Community that is designed to support organizations committed to addressing the needs of clients affected by adverse events and conditions. You will receive information about participation in the Learning Community, including the application process, goals and objectives, and what participation in the learning community will entail.

Part 5: Restorative Justice: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Discipline in School**

A trauma-sensitive school must have discipline policies and practices to complement traditional behavioral approaches to managing problem behaviors. Many schools across the U.S. have begun to adopt and implement restorative justice programs in schools with promising results. These discipline strategies address the impact of behaviors that cause harm, while also empowering those affected to learn from their experiences and increase resilience. In this webinar, we will provide information about restorative discipline practices, including its guiding principles and several core strategies.

Resilient Informed Service Environments Learning Community (RISE-LC): Informational Webinar

In this webinar, you learn about the Resilience Informed Service Environments (RISE) Learning Community that is designed to support organizations committed to addressing the needs of clients affected by adverse events and conditions. You will receive information about participation in the Learning Community, including the application process, goals and objectives, and what participation in the learning community will entail.

Part 2: Group Processes

In this webinar, providers learn about the group process model developed by Bruce Tuckman (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning). The presenters will discuss various aspects of organizational preparation, and identify common challenges throughout the group process with suggestions for effective challenge resolution. Various group models will be examined.

Resilience Informed Service Environments (RISE): Infusing programs and practice with resilience-based approaches**

According to the APA, “Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.”  Resilience is a critically important concept with implications for programs that provide services to people across the developmental spectrum from young children to the elderly.  In this webinar, we will provide participants with a thorough understanding of resilience, including an overview of the latest research and interventions that have been developed to promote it.  The exploration of resilience will focus on its connection to the grow

Part 1: Trauma-Sensitive Schools - A Multi-tiered Approach

Creating trauma-sensitive schools requires a comprehensive approach that is anchored in principles of trauma-informed care.  In Part 1 of the series, we introduce a working model for trauma-sensitive schools that includes three tiers of intervention: universal, selected and intensive.  We review the need for trauma-sensitive schools with an emphasis on the research on ACEs and the effects of trauma on child development.  We provide a framework that integrates a TIC approach with evidence-based practices and interventions that are consistent with an overall model of trauma-informed school-ba

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