Part 1-Trauma Responsive Practices: Helping to Instigate Healing
30 October @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
About this Event
In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about impairments and behaviors that can arise from trauma; they will become familiar with the general workings of the stress response system and symptoms/behaviors that manifest due to toxic stress.
We will discuss the ACEs study and how we see it may be utilized in California.
The workshop will cover Trauma Responsive Care: what it is, why it is helpful, and how to implement it. Participants will walk through common scenarios where choices are made to be either trauma responsive or not; we will have open discussion and participants will all have an opportunity to explore their own stress response patterns.
This workshop will share de-escalation, language/communication, and overall in crisis engagement suggested practices. Access to resources and research will be provided.
When working with traumatized populations such as survivors of trauma, abuse, CSEC, and so on, understanding the effects of trauma on a person is paramount. Certain behaviors that may be seen while working with survivors, trends in life course, as well as biologically and physiological impacts must be considered, identified, and respected if we wish to truly impact positive change in survivors’ lives.
This workshop will explain much of the science behind trauma but more so discuss how to help our folks heal from their trauma and abuse. We seek to shift our thinking and approach here, into a more responsive and sustainable support for our survivors.
Please be sure to register for Part 2 on November 03.
Workshop led by Ami Davis.
Ami Davis is the Founder and CEO of The Acadami; a Development Consulting Firm dedicated to both Professional and Personal Development.
Ami combines educational lecture with personal story telling, humor, and action items to create a truly transformative and immediately helpful training experience. As a self-identified Queer Person of Faith, Ami does not shy away from “hard to discuss” topics in the various intersections experienced by GSM (Gender and Sexual Minorities) communities.
Her grace, humor, and keen knowledge keep audiences connected and feeling part of an experience by creating an equitable and safe learning environment for ALL folks; she encourages open and honest dialogue; facilitates connection; and engages with the audience in mutual respect, compassion, patience, and understanding.
Ami’s mission is to leave the world better than she found it and she operates on the whole-hearted belief that we can all work together to Make it Hard to Hate™.