Trauma-Informed Care Services and Support
Integration Solutions, Inc. provides a wide range of training programs to educate stakeholders and key institutions about trauma-informed care and resilience. We are committed to equipping you with requisite knowledge and skills to help you serve your community better.
Live Classes, Webinars, and On Demand Workshops
IT IS TIME TO C.A.R.E.! Integration Solutions is proud to announce our partnership with Narutka International! Four years in the making, we are able to provide a program that is truly centered on the resolution of childhood trauma by building awareness and skills for those who desire to improve the level of C.A.R.E for the community they live in, the people they serve, their families and themselves.
International speaker, educator and expert on Resilience, Dr. Allison Jackson has also joined Narutka International University as Dean of Behavioral Sciences and Emotional Agility & Resilience. We will be incorporating Trauma-Informed/Emotional Agility & Resilience into our courses, workshops and every program we offer as well as a staff trained to C.A.R.E.
The final week in the series includes a live question and answer session with Dr. Allison!
Trauma Past, Trauma Present: Use of Attachment Theory and Trauma-Informed Practice to Enhance Self-Regulation and Relationship Skills
Integration Solutions is proud to continue to offer this webinar in partnership with the Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work. In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage your knowledge in trauma-informed practice in helping people manage their emotions well. For more information, you may check out the following resources:
We can design a program that specifically targets the needs of your organization. Get in touch with us today, and let us know how we can work together.
If you want to learn more about trauma-informed care and resilience, reach out to us. We’ll be more than happy to lend our expertise to you.
Exemplar Trauma-and-Resilience-Informed Training Programs
Trauma and Resilience Basics Course Description
70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, 223.4 million people. Adverse Childhood Studies show that many of these traumas occur before age 18 and result in disrupted brain development, adoption of at risk health behaviors, and increases the risk for disease, disability and social problems in children and adults, including developing physical and mental illness. The Center of Disease Control recognizes this epidemic requires a public health response at a national level, state and local level. Evidence has shown that by implementing trauma informed practices within all human service systems impacting youth, adults and their families, individuals are empowered to build their resilience and enhance their overall health and well being.
This course is designed to prepare selected trainers to utilize the Trauma and Resilience Basics Course in their training work within their agency as well as in offering it to community partners.
A key issue in trauma informed practice is supporting individuals in separating past experiences from present experiences so that their intrapersonal and interpersonal functioning can be enhanced. For many clinicians, finding an effective model for supporting children and adults with chronic forms of trauma that preclude healthy relationships, self-care, and day to day living, is a challenge. Yet, current trauma-informed practices offer a solution to this challenge. Based on current literature, phase oriented treatment is the “gold standard” in trauma informed care and services. This course will briefly review connections between trauma, attachment and the brain. Trauma Informed Assessment tools will be used with simulated clients (via role play practice in small break out groups and larger demonstrations) to begin a systematic phased intervention designed to address self-regulation and coping skills, trauma resolution and finally reorganization of client’s memory networks so that they are able to separate past experiences in relation-ships from current experiences in relationships. The course will be inter-active and apply treatment planning and intervention skills to direct practice that participants engage in during the seminar.
Use of Attachment Theory, Trauma Models, and Neuroscience in Clinical Practice with Youth with Problems with Conduct
Research suggests that trauma is a key to understanding the development and persistence of conduct disorder in youth. For this reason, evaluating its impact on the youth’s biological and social health is crucial. Before engaging in a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment, you first have to be knowledgeable about trauma and its effects on the development of an individual. This way, you can come up with a more programmatic treatment planning.
Most of the time, youth with conduct-related problems have experienced many traumatic experiences via their relationships with others (physical abuse, domestic violence, and community violence), making them express hyper-vigilance to any perceived threats to their safety. This can be the result of major biological alterations and severe psychosocial impairments caused by traumatic events. Given this evidence-based support, it seems logical for professionals working with them to differentiate between aggressive behaviors manifesting solely from “faulty thinking” from those resulting from physiologically based responses, with roots racing back to traumatic interpersonal experiences. Through this approach, they can make more appropriate and informed treatment decisions.
The purpose of this training stems from these important issues. We have designed our courses to support a range of human service professionals in approaching conduct-related problems in clients (including sexual behavior problems and RAD symptoms) using trauma models, attachment theory, neuroscience, and some more biologically based biofeedback interventions. Targeting the impact of trauma on these youths’ ability to express empathy, impulsivity, anger, acting out, and resistance to treatment is discussed.
Trauma and Youth: Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Shared Learning Collaborative
Originally Sponsored by Virginia's Department of Criminal Justice Services, we continue to offer a three-hour and two-day workshop model for stakeholders of children and families who have experienced trauma. This program will help you understand better what trauma does to a person. The three-hour training defines child traumatic stress, including its types, its impact on the brain across developmental stages, and its behavioral manifestations.
When reaching out to the youth, we also work with their families. Given the growing understanding of cross-generational trauma, the impact of trauma on caregivers will also be reviewed. The discussion will differentiate treatment approaches that support, rather than impede, the successful engagement of those working with youth individuals and across systems.