Zero to Three: Treating Trauma Early in Childhood

Monday, February 28, 2022
Delivered Virtually (6 CEUs) 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (CST)

Participants will meet virtually to learn the developmental and physiological symptoms of early childhood trauma, the unique risks associated with this age group including brain development, and the threat to the caregiving relationship.

Workshop Description

Children from birth to age 5 are profoundly affected by their environment. They require caregivers for every need and are subsequently extremely sensitive to the health and wellbeing of their caregiving system. Young children who experience extreme stress and trauma such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, violence, or the loss of a caregiver have reactions that may differ from older children. Very young children often cannot yet use language to organize their experience to verbalize how they feel yet they can be overwhelmingly impacted by difficult events.

In this course, participants will learn the developmental and physiological symptoms of early childhood trauma, the unique risks associated with this age group including brain development, and the threat to the caregiving relationship. We will use case studies to discuss assessment, treatment, support for the caregiver, and local resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the developmental and physiological symptoms of early childhood trauma
  • Know the unique risks associated with this age group including brain development and the threat to the caregiving relationship
  • Learning treatment options for very young children and their caregiving systems.

This course is intended for clinicians who want to learn more about how to support very young children, those working with school age kids and teenagers, and who support parents/caregivers. Applicable at any stage of career. Knowledge of family systems and normal childhood development recommended.

Social Work Competency Requirements Needed for Licensure

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has defined nine competencies that must be taught within the institution’s social work education curriculum. The number of credit hoursĀ  in each of the competencies is set by CSWE and must be met by each individual social work license applicant. Each institution’s social work program may vary in how it develops its curriculum andĀ  occasionally the curriculum falls short of meeting all the required hours in one or more of the competencies. When this happens an individual graduates lacking some hours in some or in rare cases all of the nine competencies. The Minnesota Board of Social Work allows an individual to compete the necessary hours through continuing education. Each course developed by the Center for Practice Transformation will list the number of hours provided in the relevant competencies.

This course provides two hours in meeting the criteria for the competency “Assessment-based clinical treatment planning with measurable goals”

Virtual Workshop

This workshop meets via Zoom. Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom event along with materials approximately three days prior to the workshop.

8:45am-12:00pm (CST)

Morning Session

 

 

12:00pm-1:00pm (CST)

Lunch Break

1:00pm-4:15pm (CST)

Afternoon Session

Pricing and Registration

All classes will be held via Zoom

Registration is on a first come basis and enrollment is capped to ensure a personalized learning experience. The presenter has designed the course to include a robust and engaging mixture small group discussions, role plays, modeling and case studies.

Please contact Center for Practice Transformation transform@umn.edu with any questions.

Individual Registration

The workshop will be closed to registration 3 days prior to start date. Cancellation is allowed without fee up to five days prior to the start date. After that cancellation will incur a fee of 50% of the workshop price