Early Implementation Community, Special Topic: Trauma-Informed Services

Early Implementation Community: Trauma-Informed Services
April 27, 2011
9:00am-11:00am PST (10:00am MST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST)
Ellie Oben, M.S.W., L.C.S.W Children and Family Futures
Norma Finkelstein, Ph.D., LICSW, Institute for Health and Recovery
Vivian B. Brown, Ph.D., PROTOTYPES

Children and Family Futures, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Program invites you to participate in the Learning Academy Webinar series.   The FDC Learning Academy offers web-based training events to assess the needs, implement program improvements, evaluate performance, and sustain FDC programs.  The Learning Academy consists of three learning stages or “Learning Communities” - Planning Community, Early Implementation, and Enhanced Community.  

Webinar Description:

Studies have found high prevalence rates of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder and related symptoms in adults with substance use disorders.  Family Drug Courts (FDCs) are unique in that they have the ability to address the needs of both the parents and the child, thus healing the entire family.  This webinar provides an overview of how emerging knowledge and research about adult and child traumatic stress can be meaningfully integrated into policy and practices of Family Drug Courts.   The following learning objectives for participants will address the following: 

  1. Why is trauma informed care important?
  2. What are the general principles of trauma informed care?  What are the key elements of a family-centered trauma informed system?What are some adult and child trauma models?  How do you change the organizational culture to implement trauma informed care? 
  3. Why are trauma informed services important to Family Drug Courts and how can trauma informed services be  integrated into the FDC program?