Child traumatic stress refers to the physical and emotional responses of a child to events that threaten the life of the child or of someone critically important to the child. Those who work with children, caregivers and/or students preparing to become social workers, teachers, counselors or who plan to work with children in other ways are invited to participate in this informative, interactive education program about trauma-informed care and what it means for the health and well-being of children. This educational program was developed and tested in collaboration with FIU College of Education and based on materials from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Participants will understand the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children and their adult caregivers.
Participants will articulate trauma-informed intervention strategies.
Participants will address the safety and well-being of the children they serve.
There is no cost to attend, however participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Dawn Thompson. There is parking at the lot on which Kristi House sits; it is controlled by Miami-Dade County and parking is $10 per car.
Who is Kristi?
Kristi was a 9-year old girl. She loved to play with her dolls, ride her bike,
and help her teacher erase the board after school.