The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
During this presentation, we will recognize the prevalence and realize the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) so that we can respond in a trauma-informed way and resist re-traumatization. We will explore the way that trauma can shape learning and behavior while also discussing strategies for mitigating the potential impact.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the prevalence and impact of trauma on youth.
- Identify appropriate trauma-informed strategies with youth.
- Determine how trauma-informed practices can support their organization/community.
Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.
Dr. Bobbie Downs, Ed.D is currently the Director of the Child Study Team, Related Services, and Educational Services Unit of Burlington County Special Services School District in New Jersey. As part of her job, she works with schools to provide special education services, crisis response, and professional development. Dr. Downs decided to pursue a career in education after serving as a teacher and administrator in a school for Sudanese refugees in Cairo, Egypt. Since that time, she served in the role of teacher and administrator at the Burlington County Alternative School. She is a certified mindfulness instructor for Mindful Schools and an instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid. She is passionate about student/staff mental health, trauma-informed responses, and restorative practices.