CORE PRINCIPLES OF TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE: THE ESSENTIALS
Keynote Speaker: Nelba Márquez-Green, Mental Health and Relational Wellness Director, Sandy Hook Promise
May 15, 2014
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
NYU Kimmel Center
Registration information coming soon on our website.Overview:
Understanding the effects of trauma on individuals, groups, and communities is a key factor in delivering effective social work services. Research indicates that trauma, both psychological and physical, plays a significant part in the development of certain other disorders and health problems. As more attention has been paid to the occurrence of trauma, the field of trauma research has grown substantially. Areas such as neurobiology and evidence-based practice (EBP)/evidence-informed care have become key focal points. It is therefore important that contemporary social workers and those working in mental health and other health-related fields obtain a comprehensive understanding of trauma and continue to keep abreast of continuing developments in the trauma field. This full-day conference is the first in an ongoing workshop series about evidence-based trauma treatments. The program will expose participants to the essentials of trauma, including: defining trauma and trauma in the recovery process; examining the neurobiological implications of trauma; exploring EBP and emerging interventions; and looking at aspects of evidence-informed care in different populations. Through this conference, participants will gain core knowledge on which to build a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma and how to work with those who have experienced traumatic life events.