Prenatal Trauma: Raising Children Who Have Been Exposed to Substances In-Utero IN PERSON
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 – Thursday, Sep 16, 2021
8:30am – 4:30pm
This 2-day training is designed to enhance the clinical care professional’s understanding and comprehension of the impact of in-utero exposure to substances, trauma and toxic stress on neurodevelopment, sensory needs, and attachment with children. You will recognize behaviors, emotions and thinking that are a result of prenatal exposure and understand how to approach these biological challenges in the most effective and reliable ways. Completing this training will arm you with ways to help parents of and children who have been exposed in-utero through a well-being and whole person approach that considers sensory integration, understanding behavior and ways to effectively discipline, and needs unique to these children.
- Comparative look at impact of marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, and methamphetamine in-utero exposure;
- Understanding the impact of in-utero exposure has on self-regulation;
- Review neuro-deficits on children exposed in-utero;
- Review sensory integration needs of children exposed in-utero;
- Review behavioral concerns associated with in-utero exposure;
- Understanding the risk factors of children exposed to substances in-utero;
- Understand cognitive challenges;
- Building behavioral resilience;
- Building self-regulation; and,
- Interactive practice in working with/parenting children with in-utero substance exposure.
Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. CE Hours Awarded: 12
Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live training. Attendees will sign in upon arrival and after lunch. At the end of the training, attendees will be given an evaluation to complete. After completing the evaluation attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.
Arizona Trauma Institute does not issue partial certificates of completion.
NOTE: Credits do not include time for breaks or lunch.
CE Hours Awarded: 12
Training Presenter – Camea Peca, PhD
Dr. Peca has spent over 18 years working with Adults, Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target.
She later completed specialized Adult training with a Graduate Diploma in the Application of Arts in Therapy and Education at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), London. Dr Peca is trained in the use of all 7 Expressive Arts modalities including dance/movement/body work and has completed her own experiential work in each modality.
She completed an additional Graduate Diploma in Child Counselling using the Expressive Arts at IATE. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. Camea also participated in three years of the MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy for adults. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools as well as adult clinical placement in the outpatient Arts Therapy for the National Health Service, London.
Camea has completed her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on Cognition and Instruction, which focused specifically on adults.
Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient services, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma.
Camea also works with adults providing trauma based coaching services using the body and teaching self-regulation skills as well as building relational skills. Camea uses a Salutogenic approach and incorporates the integration of the brain and the body holistically targeting sleeping, nutrition, and movement.
Event LocationArizona Trauma Institute
49 South Sycamore Street, Suite 2
Mesa, AZ, 85202