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Trauma-Informed Practices

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Trauma-Informed Practices 

A Two-Day Free Community Training 
for Bilingual or Monolingual Spanish Speakers

Presented by Angela Davidson, LPC || Director of Treatment at DCAC

Day One: Wednesday, September 27th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day Two: Thursday, September 28th | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

These workshops are designed for anyone who works with children - day care providers, teachers, social workers, foster parents, victim advocates, community volunteers and first responders. 

 If you've ever wondered if there's a better way to help kids who are withdrawn and anxious, or acting out and disruptive, these workshops are for you. When kindness and compassion, setting boundaries and practicing positive discipline aren't working, it may be that those "difficult" kids are suffering from trauma.

"Everything I was told to do to enforce discipline only made his behavior worse! Once I understood how trauma affected his brain development, and practical things our family could do to mitigate it, we could finally reach him and help him." -Foster Mother

These two, day-long workshops take the complex topic of trauma and explain it in everyday terms to anyone who needs to understand the key concepts of children's brain development. You'll come away with practical tools you can put to use immediately to help the children in your care. The workshops are stand-alone, but are designed to complement each other, and we encourage you to attend on both days if possible.

Learn in Spanish! If you speak Spanish and work with Spanish-speaking children and families, we encourage you to attend. Providers fluent in both English and Spanish report that Spanish-language training makes it easier to take examples from the training and put them directly into practice with Spanish-speaking families.

DCAC is able to offer these workshops free of charge thanks to sponsorship by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice with Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding.  

Presenter: 
Angela Davidson

Angela is a bilingual, bicultural therapist who has worked with traumatized children and their families since 1999. Special areas of interest for Angela are: early childhood development, the impact of trauma on the developing child and the effects of immigration on young children. At DCAC, Angela has played a major role in supporting the growth of DCAC's Spanish-speaking caseload. She has been a lead player in the development and expansion of the successful prevention program, Denver Safe from the Start, which focuses on high-risk children ages 3-8 and their families. Angela has been instrumental in the growth of DCAC’s community outreach mental health initiative. 

When: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:00 am to Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:00 am
Fee(s): 
FREE
Location: 
The Penrose House

1661 Mesa Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906