Children of Trauma and Resilience – Training Opportunities (March 7 & 18-19)

Children of Trauma and Resilience – Training Opportunities (March 7 & 18-19)

Posted on February 20, 2020

Two Free Training Opportunities

March 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Lunch and snacks provided)

Taft 7-12 Middle/High Library
3780 Spyglass Ridge Drive, Lincoln City

March 18 & 19, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Light dinner provided)

Teaching & Learning Center
1212 NE Fogarty Street, Newport

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Course Overview

Audience: Anyone who works with children, adolescents, families, or communities.

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 shown a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the brain. 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.

Certified Trainer

Michelle Deeg-Davis, School Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Michelle Deeg-Davis began her work in trauma and resilience in 2006 working on research developing insight into the trauma rates of incarcerated women. She later became an advocate for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, working in the field after a traumatic event. After developing a heart for prevention, Ms. Deeg-Davis transitioned to School Counseling after obtaining a Master of Counseling Degree from Idaho State University in 2009. Not losing a passion for advocacy and the need to create Trauma Informed Care for children and youth, she began taking courses with Starr Commonwealth in 2012 beginning with Trauma Informed Schools. She obtained accreditation as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with PESI in 2013. Ms. Deeg-Davis obtained a Certified Trauma Practitioner-Clinical with Starr Commonwealth in 2017 and her Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner accreditation in 2019. In July of 2019, Ms. Deeg-Davis became a Certified Trainer with Starr Commonwealth to support the mission of supporting educators and clinicians with tools to effectively reach children who have experiences of trauma, and build tools of resiliency. She has worked both in education and in private practice using the tools she advocates for. She believes that there is no such thing as a bad child, and with the right supportive environment ALL children can grow into healthy adults.