nrvcs-logo-websliderNRVCS will host a workshop on trauma-informed care for community providers and professionals on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at NRVCS’ main office in Blacksburg (700 University City Boulevard).

According to officials with the agency, the workshop will provide an introduction to trauma-informed care practices, as well as skills to address trauma in treatment and ways to identify self-care strategies to use in daily living.

The morning session will focus on understanding the concept of trauma-informed care, examining the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on neurodevelopment, adoption of high-risk behaviors, and lifelong functioning, while also exploring the pervasive nature of trauma within the mental health field. Participants will gain knowledge of the network of community partners and how providers can work together to decrease re-traumatization and promote wellness and resiliency for clients who are involved in multiple systems of care.

The afternoon session will highlight direct interventions designed to enhance co-regulation, self-regulation, and positive self-identify skills that can improve the functioning of clients directly impacted by trauma. This will include a case toll to enable participants to identify the purpose and function behind obstructive behaviors, with strategies for introducing approach-goals to replace those automatic behaviors with positive coping strategies.

The day will conclude with a concentration on the risk of vicarious trauma that providers face, and the ABC’s of self-care, which includes tangible tools for the lifelong practice of self-compassion and self-care.

Lunch will not be provided, but there will be a lunch break from 12 noon – 1 p.m. Cost for the workshop is $50.00 per participant and certificates will be available (7 contact hours). Click here to reserve your seat.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kathryn Ryder (mailto:kryder@nrvcs.org).