Child trauma can be hard to identify and understand. Symptoms can look like other physical and mental health issues. A child who has experienced trauma may develop behaviors that make it hard to form positive relationships with others. When the “root cause” of the issue is not recognized and treated, families and workers can feel worn out.
Strengthening Families and Systems is an 8-session class for parents, caregivers, child-serving professionals and community members that explores trauma and its effects on the brains and bodies of children. This live, interactive, online program features activities, videos, and discussion to help adults build positive relationships with children impacted by trauma.
- Learn about trauma and its effect on children
- Learn to recognize and understand trauma reminders
- Identify emotional “hot spots” and learn strategies to help manage behaviors
- Gain knowledge and skills to become a trauma-informed advocate
When: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm — June 9 through July 28
Platform: Live via Zoom – Join from a computer, tablet or smartphone with a camera and microphone.
Cost: Free — Registration Required. Space is limited. Register soon to ensure a spot. Register online .
Co-sponsored by Extension Douglas, Ashland and Bayfield Counties and Douglas County Health & Human Services. See Strengthening Families and Systems pdf flyer to learn more.