Sunday, January 24, 2010

From Strategy to Reality: The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Child and Adolescent Settings

I want to make sure that you all know about our conference in Worchester MA on Feb. 9. We are delighted that both people we have worked with and people who may want to work with us are coming in from other states for the conference. We hope to see you there!

Devereux presents:

The 2010 Legacy of Caring Conference
(in conjunction with Klingberg Family Centers)

From Strategy to Reality: The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Child and Adolescent Settings

Date: February 9, 2010
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
10 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01606


Successful restraint and seclusion reduction happens within a trauma-informed setting. But, implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) requires system-wide culture change - - no easy task, especially with ever-more challenging clients and settings that historically have placed a premium on controlling children’s behavior. Centered on the Risking Connection® treatment philosophy, this nuts and bolts conference will help your school or agency translate broad stroke strategies about trauma-informed care to real life solutions.

Conference Objectives:

• Participants will be able to describe the daily operations and practice of a trauma informed agency and relate these to restraint reduction.
• Participants will identify training strategies that promote trauma-informed care,
Including Risking Connection®, an established curriculum for working with traumatized youth.
• Participants will learn trauma-informed behavior management, administration, milieu and classroom treatment techniques, which can be integrated into existing evidence-based models of treatment.
• Participants will learn ways to anticipate and overcome many of the institutional challenges of implementing trauma-informed treatment.

8:00-9:00 AM Registration and Check-In
9:00-9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:30-9:45 AM Trauma-Informed Care: Its History and Relationship to Restraint Reduction
9:45-10:45 AM Risking Connection®: An Integrative Pathway Toward Trauma-Informed Care

10:45-11:00 AM BREAK

11:00 AM-12:00 A Vision of a Trauma-Informed Agency

12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH (provided)
Presentation of the Annual Legacy of Caring Award

1:00-2:30 PM Workshop One (please choose one of the following)
A. If You Don’t Feed the Staff, They’ll Eat the Children: Leadership’s Role in Trauma-Informed Change
B. Relationships, Structure & Individualized Care: All This and Paperwork Too? Running a Trauma-Informed Care Unit
C. From Chill Rooms to Calm Down Kits: Sensory Interventions to Prevent Crisis
D. Healing the Heart of the Helper: Helping Staff Manage Vicarious Trauma

2:30-2:45 PM BREAK

2:45-4:15 PM Workshop Two (please choose one of the following)
A. Relationships, Structure & Individualized Care: All This and Paperwork Too? Running a Trauma-Informed Care Unit (Workshop 1 repeated)
B. The Restorative Approach: A Relationship-Based Alternative to Points and Level Systems
C. How Can I Be Trauma-Informed and Still Get Through My Lesson Plan? Trauma-Informed Care in Educational Settings
D. Why Are These Kids Doing These Crazy Things? The Role of the Clinician and Clinical Supervision

You may register on line:

Or call 508-886-4746, ext. 314. Fax 508-886-4473

See you Feb. 9th!

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