Trauma & Resilience Summit Spring Arbor University

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Click on a course in the schedule below to read description and presenter information. Conference check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. Presentations start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. Attendees must sign-in at the beginning of the course and sign-out at the end, as well as complete a course evaluation before they can receive a CE Certificate of Attendance.

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Includes:

  • Mon, Tue and Wed courses include a Guidebook.
  • Lunch and snacks are included. Some vegetarian selections will be offered but we cannot accommodate special dietary requests. (No lunch provided on Thursday.)
  • CEs (no SCECHs) are included for courses offered Monday thru Wednesday only. Each day provides 6 CEs. Click for more information on CEs available.

 

Who Should Attend:

These courses are designed for helping professionals who work with children, adolescents and families including, but not limited to: teachers, school administration and staff, psychologists, social workers, counselors and hospice workers.

 

Summit Location:

Spring Arbor University
Poling Center
133 Ogle Ave.
Spring Arbor, Michigan

Area Hotels

 

Schedule:

MONDAY-AUG 5
One-Day Courses (all courses can count toward Starr Trauma Practitioner Certification)

TUESDAY-AUG 6
One-Day Courses 
(all courses can count toward Starr Trauma Practitioner Certification)

WEDNESDAY-AUG 7
One-Day Courses 
(all courses can count toward Starr Trauma Practitioner Certification)

THURSDAY-AUG 8
No CEs for this day. Lunch on your own.

FRIDAY-AUG 9
No CEs for this day. 

 

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MON, AUG 5


Mon-Aug 5 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
TRAUMA INFORMED RESILIENT SCHOOLS
Presenter Kathryn Hart

This course teaches school professionals how to create trauma informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. 

Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety and promoting play are presented. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.

Note: This course covers the first 6 of 10 steps to Create a Trauma Informed School. If you have taken Trauma Informed Schools training prior to September 2018, this training includes very similar content.

 

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Mon-Aug 5 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

CHILDREN OF TRAUMA & RESILIENCE
Presenter, Dr. Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW

This course introduces participants to a trauma informed and resilience focused mindset and teaches participants about toxic stress and trauma, how to help process those experiences and how to foster and nurture characteristics of resilience. It begins with a strong focus on resilience and includes an exploration of how core values and beliefs direct the way professionals work with children. 

The four universal needs of all human beings as explained by the Circle of Courage® model including belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are explained and discussed. 

Participants learn about the experience of trauma as one that impacts a person’s body and a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the developing brain is highlighted. 

Participants learn the importance of sensory-based interventions and how to assess a child’s private logic and universal needs. 

Finally, participants practice the development of trauma informed and resilience focused support plans for youth.

 

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TUE–AUG 6


Tue-Aug 6 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

RESETTING FOR RESILIENCE
Presenter Erin Reed
Prerequisite: Completion of Trauma Informed Schools OR Trauma Informed Resilient Schools.

This course builds upon Trauma Informed Resilient Schools course. There is a strong focus on understanding the link between private logic and deficits in the Circle of Courage’s universal needs with student academic achievement and behavior. Participants will learn how to integrate positive behavior intervention supports, rewards, and consequences into their classroom management systems. 

Participants will learn how to assess students and create behavior support plans for students. Trauma informed, resilience focused student and classroom scenarios will be presented and discussed in small groups. Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions are discussed. Strategies to collaborate with families and communities and to support staff will be presented. Examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data will be shared.

Note: This course covers the last 4 of the 10 Steps to Create a Trauma Informed School and covers Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports such as resets that occur outside of the classroom. The course also provides an in-depth overview of how to assess and develop behavior support plans for students using the Circle of Courage® model. If you have taken the Trauma Informed Schools training prior to September 2018, there will be some overlapping content 

 

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Tue-Aug 6 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

STRUCTURED SENSORY INTERVENTIONS II
Presenter, Dr. Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW
Prerequisite: Completion of Children of Trauma OR Children of Trauma & Resilience.

This course takes participants deeper into the brain science of trauma and toxic stress. The polyvagal theory, epigenetics and the science of resilience is explored. The content emphasizes the importance of hope when working with at risk and traumatized youth. Participants learn about the SITCAP® model (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents) and practice sensory based interventions from a variety of SITCAP® model programs including Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience. Experiential activities and the presentation of case examples showcase how to process trauma, nurture and restore resilience in youth of all ages.

Note: The course combines content from ALL previous Structured Sensory Interventions and Healing the Experience of Trauma trainings. This training is for clinical practitioners.

 

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WED, AUG 7


Wed-Aug 7 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
HEALING TRAUMA & RESTORING RESILIENCE IN SCHOOLS
Presenter Kathryn Hart
Prerequisite: Completion of Trauma Informed Schools OR Trauma Informed Resilient Schools.

This course will present Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience, which was developed for practitioners to use with children who are living in a constant state of toxic stress. Instead of asking a child what happened, it focuses on their lives now. Learn the process of moving traumatized youth between themes of trauma and feelings of connection, resilience and strength. Structured sessions integrate mind-body skills and expressive art activities that provide the child with a platform to be an active participant in their healing.

 

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Wed-Aug 7 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

MIND BODY SKILLS FOR EMOTIONAL REGULATION
Presenter Erin Reed
Prerequisite: Completion of Children of Trauma, Children of Trauma & Resilience, Trauma Informed Schools OR Trauma Informed Resilient Schools.

This course will review the polyvagal theory and the psycho-physiology of trauma, so that participants can spend most of the day learning how to apply these theories in their daily work. 

Learn how mind/body awareness and practice supports children with self-regulating and creating strong internal and external resources. 

Experiential activities are practiced to help participants understand how mind body skills become a language for self-awareness, centering, expression and great insight into helping traumatized youth see themselves as survivors. 

Participants learn how to rate symptoms and reactions while teaching grounding skills. Mind-body skills highlighted in this training include: breath work, mindfulness, movement, focused awareness, compassion, connection, guided imagery and expressive arts. 

 

 

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THU–AUG 8


Thu, Aug 8 • 8:30 a.m. to Noon
CERTIFIED TRAUMA PRACTITIONER EXAM

Requirements
To be eligible to take the exam:

  • Attend all week, Mon-Fri OR
  • Have 2 elective courses completed prior to the Summit OR
  • Have met the 5 course CTP requirements

After Completion of the exam:
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

PANEL DISCUSSION
Thu, Aug 8 • 1:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Moderators: Kathryn Hart and Erin Reed

  • Various presenters and panels to choose from. More information coming soon.

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FRI–AUG 9


Fri-Aug 9 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
TRAUMA INFORMED, RESILIENT FOCUSED SUMMIT WORKSHOPS

Description: Coming soon!

Presenters Kathryn Hart and Erin Reed

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Cancellation Policy

There will be a 20% cancellation fee to cover administrative costs for any cancellations less than 2 weeks before the conference begins.

Grievances

Grievances can be sent to Nancy Moore at mooren@starr.org.

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