Trauma Informed Edmonton has partnered with Line Perron & Chelsea Hobbs of Early Childhood Development Support Services to present a one-day course for front line workers, who have not had much training regarding trauma. (This course does not focus on early childhood development, but a variety of clients.) The cost is $50.00 per participant, which includes refreshments and lunch. Space is limited to only 40 registrants. Parking is free on site.
Trauma Informed Edmonton does not provide refunds; however, you may transfer your registration up until the day prior to your workshop. Please bring your ticket with you to the session.
About Translating Trauma Informed Principles Into Practice:
Trauma is part of the human experience and working from a trauma-informed lens acknowledges the prevalence of trauma within the population. As such, front line workers in the human services sector can anticipate that they will often serve individuals who have experienced or been affected by trauma. This one-day training acknowledges the prevalence and significant impact of trauma in an individual’s life and aims to inform service providers how to apply a trauma-informed lens to their current practice. Learning to deliver services in this way will allow service providers to appreciate the context in which their clients live without contributing to these traumatic experiences. Trauma-informed care aims to provide services in ways that recognize the client’s need for emotional and physical safety, as well as provide the opportunity for client choice, control and collaboration in one’s own support and services provided (Arthur et al., 2013). This workshop will define and describe the six main trauma-informed principles outlined in the literature and will focus on how to translate these principles into practice.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Define trauma and understand the different types of trauma
Identify the signs and symptoms of trauma
Define and understand trauma-informed practice
Identify the main principles of trauma-informed practice
Understand how to implement trauma-informed principles into their own practice
Recognize the impact working with trauma can have on a practitioner and understand the importance of self-care and reflective practice
About the Instructors:
Line Perron is the founder and Director of ECDSS. She has a degree in Psychology and Sociology, a Masters in Family Ecology and Practice, and a certification in Indigenous Early Childhood Development Leadership and Management. Line has over 30 years of teaching and facilitation experience and brings passion and energy to the field of early childhood. She sits on the Alberta Early Learning and Care Leader’s Caucus, is a board member for Alberta Child Care Association as well as Change for Children. Fluent in French, she also provides some of our workshops to the Francophone community.
Chelsea Hobbs is ECDSS’s Mental Health and Trauma Facilitator. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mount Royal University and a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. Her current research interests include trauma, hope and children’s mental health and she believes that understanding these concepts within the context of child development can greatly impact how one works with children and families. Although Chelsea is passionate about learning, she is also passionate about sharing what she has learned with others. Chelsea strives to empower others in order to work collaboratively to create safe communities that support healthy children and healthy families.