Parents and caregivers can play a crucial role in helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events. The more caregivers understand the reasons for their children’s behaviors and emotions, the better prepared they can be to help. This module provides information to help caregivers understand the effects trauma can have on a child’s brain, body, and behavior.
Learning Objectives Participants who complete this module will: • Identify three behaviors associated with trauma. • Practice active listening skills to use with victims impacted by trauma. • Identify two strategies to reduce secondary trauma and compassion fatigue when caring for victims. • Have an extensive list of state and national resources for trauma informed practices. Presenters The content of this module is instructed by the following professionals: • Monica Borunda is a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and adjunct faculty at California State University Los Angeles, who has been conducting forensic interviews of children for 14 years. Five years ago, she began facilitating California’s Child Forensic Interview Training across the state. Monica serves as a consultant and trainer to various organizations including school districts, law firms, and mental health agencies. • Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion. She is the author of six books, including The Angel and The Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine (Random House/Ballantine, January 2020), which illuminates the newly-understood role of microglia and the biological basis behind the mind-body connection. • Lauren Maltby, Ph.D., is the Supervising Forensic Psychologist at KIDS Clinic, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UCLA. As a board-certified child and adolescent psychologist, she specializes in child maltreatment, trauma, and assessment. She is also a certified infant-parent and early childhood mental health specialist and a Child Forensic Interview trainer. • Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and birth doula with specialty in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. Dr. Sayida earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Multicultural Clinical-Community Emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Religion at Spelman College. Continuing Education Units This course meets qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #128510). The cost is $20. Please complete the module for information on how to apply.