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Live Stream: Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)

Price: 445.00 (regular rate)

Online Live Streaming

Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW

John Koop Harder, Trainer for CTRI

About the trainer

John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW

John has been working as a therapist and trainer for almost 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. Much of John’s career has centred on working with children, youth, adults and families dealing with crisis and trauma...

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This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering.

The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed and key principles and strategies that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents and adults are explored. Participants will be given an opportunity to understand their own response as helpers to working with trauma and how to be better equipped to continue their work responding to trauma.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

Day 1
  • What is Trauma?
  • Types of Trauma
  • Definitions of Traumatic Impact
  • What Do We Know about Human Needs?
  • Trauma, the Body and the Brain
  • Survival Mode: Fight, Flight or Freeze
  • Impact of the Event
  • Trauma and Memory
  • Trauma – Immediate Symptoms and Impact
  • Trauma – Longer Term Impact
  • Trauma – Children and Adolescents
Day 2
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Barriers to Receiving Support
  • Treating Trauma: Overview
  • Role of the Helper
  • Working with Boundaries
  • Dissociation
  • Additional Considerations: Suicide
  • A Note on Complex Grief
  • Trauma and Substance Abuse
  • Signs of Health
  • Therapeutic Lenses
  • Additional Therapeutic Tools
  • Vicarious Traumatization

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social workers, social service and health care professionals, teachers and anyone working with people who have experienced trauma.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review and small group discussion

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define trauma and understand the possible variations of potential impact.
  • Identify key assessment areas for individuals who have experienced traumatic events.
  • Describe the connection between traumatic experience and post traumatic stress symptoms.
  • Understand the role of the helper in supporting individuals.
  • Develop a treatment plan for supporting individuals who have experienced trauma.
  • Describe some key strategies and principles for working with people impacted by trauma.

You Will Receive

A pdf copy of our resource manual.

Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person.  This allows you to fully participate in small group discussion and skill development opportunities. Note that each each person needs to individually register and pay. 

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November 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am
November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Online Live Streaming
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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System Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the live event are refundable, minus a $20.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event are non-refundable. If at anytime you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel live events due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of live webinar fees only.

Event participants will receive login details and information about viewing the live event by email approximately 3 days prior to the date of the event.