Children of Trauma and Resilience
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Children of Trauma and Resilience

Course Access: 365 days access
Course Overview

Pre-Requisite Courses: None

Audience: Anyone who works with children, adolescents, families, or communities.

Course Overview: Children of Trauma and Resilience introduces participants to a trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset and teaches participants about
toxic stress and trauma, how to help process those experiences, and how to foster and nurture characteristics of resilience. This course begins with a strong focus on resilience and includes an exploration of how core values and beliefs direct the way professionals work with children. The four universal needs of all human beings as explained by the Circle of Courage model including belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity are explained and discussed. Participants learn about the experience of trauma as one that impacts a person’s body and shown a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the brain. Participants learn the importance of sensory-based interventions and how to assess a child’s private logic and universal needs. Finally, participants practice the development of trauma-informed and resilience-focused support plans for youth.

NOTE: If you have taken Children of Trauma prior to January of 2019, this training will have significant overlap with the exception of an introduction to the Circle of Courage. This training also includes some content from Courageous Connections and Courageous Classrooms.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least five questions to ask to promote trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset, when working with youth.
  • Identify the four main protective factors of resilient youth.
  • Discuss the four universal needs and provide examples to support each.
  • Name three differences between grief and trauma reactions.
  • Identify the three main functions of the deep brain.
  • Identify at least three functions of the outer brain.
  • Describe how trauma impacts the deep and outer brain functions.
  • Identify at least five symptoms and reactions of toxic stress and trauma that may mimic other mental health disorders.
  • Describe the concept of private logic and provide at least two examples of how private logic impacts behavior.
  • Provide at least three examples of behavior supports for youth who do not have all of their universal needs met.

Included with Purchase:

  • A downloadable PDF of the Children of Trauma and Resilience Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Children of Trauma and Resilience is the first of five courses required to achieve
    Certified Trauma Practitioner certification on Starr’s clinical track. Click here to learn more!