The 6 Essentials to Treating Developmental Disorders and Trauma

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 5

This training will focus on working with adults who serve children with developmental disabilities. We will focus on how to approach work and healing with families where the child has a developmental disability with a trauma-informed approach. We will fully explain how trauma impacts development from a neuroscientific perspective. Participants will discover how the interaction between the internal wiring in the brain, the first relationship, and the environment can be impacted by developmental disabilities and how this can be further impacted by trauma in the early years. The training will explore the ACES, attachment, and sensory/body based self-regulation-based work that supports clients in healing trauma in this specific group that is not best served by traditional talk therapy and cognitive interventions.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand how to work with clients with developmental disorders from a trauma-informed lens.
  • Participants will understand ways that developmental disorders impact learning and relationships.
  • Participants will understand how the brain is neurobiologically wired for attachment but development disorders may make forming relationships and parenting more challenging.
  • Participants will learn how to work with neurodevelopmental delay caused by trauma and evaluation using the ACE’s and other tools.
  • Participants will learn what self-regulation and attachment-based activities can be used with this client group.
  • Participants will understand the importance of psycho-education around trauma and learn practical, non-cognitive approaches to help clients understand how their brains and bodies may have been impacted by this trauma.

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Arizona Trauma Institute
49 South Sycamore Street, Suite 2
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Office: (480) 442-1840