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ESFT Stage III: Working with Trauma

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm


Clinicians are often confronted with the effects of unresolved trauma on family interaction. The traditional definition of trauma is expanded to include “relational trauma” wherein the exposure to an event engenders disruption in familial trustworthiness, security and openness. This working highlights the signs of trauma in both children and their caregivers. Clinical tasks are then identified that promote healing from trauma with emphasis on helping families create an open, reflective dialogue.

Educational Objectives:

1) Recognize key behavioral, emotional, biological and relational markers of trauma in both children and their caregivers.

2) Identify core clinical tasks involved in helping families create a safe relational environment that supports healing from trauma.

3) Describe the open and reflective family dialogue that promotes trauma healing and strengthens current family relationships.


November 30
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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