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Continuing Education Workshop

Fingerprints of Connection:
Building Healing Relationships with Children Who Have Experienced Developmental Trauma

Approved for 6 CEU’s for Teachers, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage Therapists, and Family Therapists

Cedarville University Social Work Department is an approved provider of continuing professional education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider number RSX071402).

Program Description

When a child experiences on-going trauma and loss early in life, it impacts every part of them - their body, brain, biology, behavior, and belief. Children are wounded in the context of relationship. Children will heal in the context of relationship. A child with a history of abuse and neglect is covered with the fingerprints of a painful, harmful relationship. They need the fingerprints of loving, nurturing care.

This interactive and practical workshop is designed to give social workers, counselors, educators and students additional insight into the impact of developmental trauma and those things children need to heal. This workshop will offer information on the impact of trauma and offer practical suggestions on building healing connections with children who have a history of trauma and loss.

Program Objectives

As a result of this training participants will:

  • Understand the essential elements of trauma informed care
  • Understand the lifetime potential impact of childhood traumatic stress
  • Identify coping responses, strengths, and protective factors that promote positive adjustment among traumatized children
  • Identify new strategies, techniques and skills to manage children with a traumatic history