THIS IS PART TWO of a two-day workshop on Trauma Informed Practices for Practitioners (TIPPS): Helping Surviving Children in School and Community Settings. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR ONE OR BOTH DAYS.
Information and Registration for Day One: Trauma: What Our Brain, Nervous System and Survivors Tell Us Matters Most
This workshop involves participants in a series of varied activities using the body and other expressive modalities that help empower trauma victim’s success in regulating their reactions to past and current trauma while doing the re-processing needed to achieve trauma integration-moving from victim to survivor to thriver. It provides participants the opportunity to experience first hand how to safely integrate these processes into their practice. Processing participant’s experiences in groups provides them the opportunity to raise questions and or concerns about integrating these practices in their current settings
Learners will be able to:
- Discuss the practice issues for initiating the use of the body and other self -expressive modalities to assist trauma survivors.
- Identify the many possible responses clients can experience when using sensory-based interventions.
- Determine, as a result of their own reactions to these practices, if they wish to integrate these into their intervention processes, pursue additional training or take a different approach.
Dr. Steele’s work with survivors of suicide and homicide began in 1980. Over the years he has assisted survivors and professionals following such tragic and traumatic incidents as the Gulf War, the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma, 9/11 in New York and Washington D.C., Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the 2009 killings of a high school coach in Iowa and a teacher in Texas, far too many suicides of school aged children and teens and the daily trauma children experience which never receive national media attention.
Always a practitioner and passionate about bringing practitioners interventions he found helpful for survivors, led to his founding of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) in 1990. In 1997 he initiated a trauma and loss certification program. Today thousands of TLC Certified Trauma Specialists and Consultants, that Dr. Steele personally trained, are using his evidence-based intervention programs in 55 countries. Retired from TLC in 2013, he continues to train, consult and write about trauma, its impact on learning and behavior and advances in helping survivors with resolve and resilience.
Dr. Steele has published varied articles and contributed numerous chapters to major publications in the field of trauma such as the, Clinical Handbook of Art Therapy, the Handbook of Play Therapy and Children in the Urban Environment. His most recent books include, Optimizing Learning Outcomes: Brain-Centric Trauma-Informed Practices (2017);Trauma In Schools and Communities: Recovery Lessons from Survivors and Responders (2015), and Trauma Informed Practice for Children and Adolescents, (2012).