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Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.
Research indicates children exposed to violence and trauma are at risk of short- and long-term physical and mental health problems, which can create behavioral challenges at home, in school, and in the community. Unfortunately, some will become involved in the criminal justice system. Many evidence-based clinical interventions have emerged for treating trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and training is available for therapists to become proficient in those models. However, many professionals find themselves in the role of first responder, with little to no training on how to intervene in the immediate aftermath of such overwhelming events. Police officers, EMTs, firefighters, emergency room health care providers, child welfare social workers, mental health professionals, and others can increase their effectiveness helping these vulnerable children by learning what actions to take in such situations. This training will explore the developmental needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and adolescents, and teach specific, developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed hands-on interventions for first responders. These will be taught in a manner that is useful for any professional, particularly those who are not licensed mental health clinicians.
Sarah M. Greene, LCSW
Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.