This foundational presentation will educate attendees on the ways unresolved trauma can impact a child and adolescents brain, their physical body, and ultimately their behavior. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how decision making processes in children and adolescents can change when threats to their safety and well-being are present in their life. Discussion will include types of trauma, resiliency, connections in the brain, triggers, trauma reactive behavior, and long term impacts that traumatized individuals may face.
-Review the types of trauma that can occur in children and adolescent's lives
-Define resiliency and identify how resiliency can change the impact trauma has on individuals
-Identify how trauma impacts the brain and body, and how this impact can vary the ability to utilize various skills needed for success in all settings
-Identify common triggers that can result in trauma reactive behavior
-Discuss the long term impacts that individuals with unresolved trauma can face