What You Need to Know in Becoming a Trauma-Informed FDC

Date: 
April 11, 2012
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am (PST)
Presenters: 
Honorable Erica Yew, Santa Clara Superior Court, California
Presenters: 
Vivian Brown, PhD, Founder and Retired CEO of Prototypes, Los Angeles, California

Trauma-informed organizations, programs, and services recognize the presence and role of trauma plays in the lives of its clients.  Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma and recognizes that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate or trigger trauma-related reactions.  This webinar presentation will explore what FDC professionals and service providers need to know in becoming trauma-informed and to track their practice in relation to specific understanding of trauma-informed services.  The principle of “first - do no harm” is the foundation of trauma-informed practice and will require FDC professionals and service providers to assess their own current practice and what they intuitively believed were doing for the good of participants.  The presentation will include two expert voices –Honorable Erica Yew (Santa Clara County Superior Court) and Vivian Brown, PhD, (Founder and CEO of Prototypes) both of whom will share their experiences and expertise in establishing a trauma-informed approach in an FDC.   Their discussion will include a national perspective and practical solutions, including resources for self-assessment and becoming a trauma-informed Family Drug Court.