Trauma and Recovery: Interventions and Strategies for Early Childhood Mental
Participants will review the role trauma, attachment disruption and stress play on health, wellness and learning outcomes. This intervention-heavy workshop will build professional confidence in using relationship, play, and other trauma-informed practices to address common childhood issues/challenges. Additionally, this workshop will describe symptoms and behaviors common to traumatized children and will offer strategies to address these concerns Participants will develop skills and strategies to enhance resilience in young children.
After these workshops, participants will be able to:
1. Implement proactive strategies to promote behavioral/emotional regulation.
2. Address problem behaviors through a trauma-informed lens.
3. Identify when/if a child appears to be operating outside of the “window of tolerance.”
4. Incorporate strategies/approaches to build resilience.
1. Identify at least 3 signs/signals that a child is operating outside the “window of
2. List at least 3 play activities designed to build or repair healthy attachment.
3. Identify 3 common resilience factors for young children and families.
4. List at least 3 risk factors that negatively impact child and family well-being.
Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). 2-hours in Area C (Biological and Psychosocial Factors Impacting Outcomes), 1-hour in Area D (Risk and Resiliency).
Trainer will provide a 3-hour workshop on the following:
- Definition and review of trauma, window of tolerance, emotional/behavioral regulation, brain and body function. Introduction to internal working models and theory of mind.
- Proactive Approaches: The power of play, mindfulness practices, movement (kinesthetic activities), and body attunement. Activities (breathing, bilateral integration, progressive muscle relaxation).
- Co-regulation, the power of relationship:
- Regulating and labeling emotions and behaviors
- Discipline without shame
- Modeling skills for kiddos (lead by example).
- Activities (breathing, bilateral integration, progressive muscle relaxation).
- When to consult, refer, or further address significant concerns.
- Review of concepts. Questions.
Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie has advanced training through Y.O.G.A for Youth and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Julie specializes in use of play, movement, and mindfulness to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.
It is the Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled.
Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org.
Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This continuing education training counts toward the required Law & Ethics requirement. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)