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Avoiding Retraumatization in a COVID-19 World: Making Schools A Place of Reflection Instead of Reaction
Friday, June 05, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Outside Group Program

Avoiding Retraumatization in a COVID-19 World: Making Schools A Place of Reflection Instead of Reaction
Live Webinar
Date & Time: Friday, June 5th, 9 am-12 pm EST
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Alexander Alperin, PsyD
Price: $55

3 CE credits for Psychologists and School Psychologists
3 Clinical CE hours for NJ, NY, & PA Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Teachers

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Description
As many as 68% of children and adolescents have experienced some form of trauma (Pappano, 2014). With the COVID-19 pandemic, this statistic is probably higher. The American Psychological Association (APA; 2015) has concluded that trauma can lead to emotional dysregulation, social and interpersonal difficulties, and somatic symptoms in children and adolescents. Since schools are often the primary provider of mental health services for students, it is important for school systems to become trauma-informed (Evans, Stephan, & Sugai, 2014). By adopting a trauma-informed approach, the school can potentially diminish the impact that the trauma has had on a child or adolescent.

The goal of this webinar, designed for mental health professionals and educators, is to help participants understand how to incorporate trauma-informed approaches in the schools where they work. First trauma will be defined and its effect on children and adolescents will be summarized. The discussion will then focus on its neurobiological impact, the principles of trauma-informed schools, multitiered systems of support, and compassion fatigue among educators and support staff. Using clinical examples, research/evidence-based interventions, and how to implement them will be presented, as well as possible barriers to their success. Participants will also be introduced to professional development methods and strategies to educate school personnel on how to best work with traumatized students. Finally, COVID-19 will be discussed in regard to fears, preventative measures, and its impact on students and educators. This webinar will be research-based, interactive, illustrative, and practical.

Learning Objectives:
After taking this webinar, you will be able to:
• Describe the research (e.g., prevalence, consequences) surrounding children and adolescents who have experienced trauma
• Describe the potential effects that COVID-19 will have on the school system
• Analyze methods to overcome potential barriers to the successful implementation of interventions
• List the principles of trauma-informed schools
• Explain the best methods for the professional development of educators in trauma-informed care

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Rutgers School of Social Work. Click HERE for their CE Provider Details.
*Please note that this workshop does not provide CEH for LPCs*

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For questions, please contact: [email protected]

Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.