Trauma-Informed Responses to Global Crisis
Brain-Based Approaches to Staying Socially Connected During Physical Distancing
Given the unprecedented world crisis, Trauma-Informed Care has become an imperative for maintaining resilience in the face of widening inequality, immense loss, & physical distancing. We explore primary role that fear and stress play in brain development and functioning, and examine how the biological connection that humans have with one another is fundamentally linked to our sense of safety.
What Trauma-Informed Care Has to Offer Us in a Time of World Crisis
Most professional associations and governmental organizations supporting human service delivery have espoused a set of principles that describe a commitment to “trauma-informed care (TIC).” SAMHSA set forth a set of six interdependent standards to guide practices in a manner that recognizes the prevalence and impacts of trauma and does not inadvertently “re-traumatize." Given we are all living through a mass crisis, TIC has a tremendous amount to offer us all in managing the current circumstances.
Our Greatest Humanitarian Need: Understanding and Supporting Vulnerable Populations
The COVID-19 crisis will require tremendous resilience in the face of trauma and loss, for all of us, but especially for those who are more vulnerable to such experiences. As humans, adversity disproportionately impacts certain groups of people, leaving them more at risk of suffering the negative impacts of these circumstances. For generations, the social conditions for some people are far more favorable and their progress in society is not unduly influenced by oppression. This webinar will underscore the critical need to protect vulnerable families during this crisis (and beyond) in order to mitigate the potential of generational vulnerability to stress.
Conscious Evolution: The Critical Role of Reflective Practice in Post-Crisis Planning
Amid pain and grief also arises an opportunity—a chance to re-envision the world we wish to inhabit. Our uniquely human capacity to reflect allows us to become conscious creators of this existence. The information we have learned from neurobiology and social neuroscience can allow us to transform the way in which our communities operate and can address some of the most critical issues that face our children: grave inequalities among human conditions, ubiquitous violence, and devastating climate change. We will explore how to maximize growth and potential post-crisis through our understanding of neuroscience.
Be the Change: Trauma-Responsive Leadership Reflective Leadership
Our times call for effective leadership throughout the human services field and in our communities. This presentation explores the core capacities of effectual system leaders, including the critical role of facilitating reflective practices—those that allow us to learn from our history and each other. It will examine the conditions which create cultural change in an organization. Participants will have an opportunity to practice reflective responding and to envision themselves in the role of “leader.”
Brain-Based Approaches to Managing Overwhelming Stress
The Pillars of Trauma-Responsive Services: Safety, Regulation, Belonging, & Meaning-Making
We have learned a tremendous amount about the negative impact of ongoing, unmitigated stress can have on our physical and psychological well-being. The ACEs Study (Anda & Felitti, 1998)
Organizational & Individual