Wednesday, 17. April 2019, NEWESD 101 - Talbot Center, Understanding the Child Impacted by Trauma: the Root of “Bad” Behavior

Description
We often underestimate the impact trauma has on a child’s development. Unpredictable, unstructured, and emotionally or physically hurtful experiences can create heightened states of autonomic arousal, anxiety, depression, mood changes, irritability, agitation, non-reality thinking, and a general pattern of disorganized behaviors. Tokens and other non-effective behavioral strategies not only do not work, they often make it worse because this is a developmental trauma issue, not a behavioral issue. A love-based/relationship-based approach is needed to help these children heal. Explanations on how to do this from a scientific brain-based perspective will be explained and demonstrated in this session.
Objectives

Understand the impact trauma has on the developing brain.
Learn how to interpret behavior and understand a child’s stress state behind defiance.
Understand the concept of “window of stress tolerance” and how to help children expand these windows to improve their behaviors.

 
Keynote Speaker
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of numerous books on the topic of working with children impacted by trauma. Coming from a family of educators, Heather has a passion for helping children in the classroom. Trauma robs children of their curiosity and her passion is to help these students return back to their innate love for learning. She consults and lectures extensively with both general and special education schools around the nation. Her signature style is to bridge the gap between academic research and “when the rubber hits the road” classroom situations, giving teachers and school personnel the understanding and tools they need for even the most challenging of students. Heather has worked in schools with trauma-impacted students and knows first-hand how challenging it can be on a day-in and day-out basis with these students. Additionally, much of her insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, and developmental delays, also comes from her own experience of raising two internationally adopted children and mentoring a severely trauma-impacted young *****.
Training Details

CEUs and Clock hours offered
Register by: April 1, 2019
Light snacks will be provided
Plenty of FREE parking

ContactJennifer Hansen jhansen@srhd.org 509.324.1666
Mission StatementOur kids: Our business is committed to community action to end child abuse through awareness, education, resources, and StatementA community where all children are valued, nurtured, and protected.
Additional Event Options
The Impact Trauma has on a Child's Developmental Journey1-hour evening training, plus reception, Wednesday, April 17 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Helping Challenging Students; Strategies for Success in the Classroom3-hour training afternoon/evening (for educators), Thursday, April 18 from 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Books by Forbes

The Trauma-Informed School: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide for Administrators and School Personnel (co-authored with Jim Sporleder)
Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach for Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom (English and Spanish versions)
A Study Guide for Help for Billy: A Chapter-By-Chapter Workbook for Teachers (co-authored with Jim Sporleder)
The Trauma-Informed Curriculum for Social-Emotional Learning: Preschool Through Early Elementary (co-authored with Kara Rogers, LICSW)
Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors, Volume 1 (English, Spanish, and Russian versions)
Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors, Volume 2
Dare to Love: The Art of Merging Science and Love Into Parenting Children with Difficult Behaviors
100 Daily Parenting Reflections

Understanding the Child Impacted by Trauma: the Root of “Bad” Behavior

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