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Published on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Trauma-Responsive Approaches for Mental Health Professionals

Event date: 6/2/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Export event

Rebecca Day, LICSW

This workshop has been approved for 2 formal CEUs by NASW VT. Approval #1034

In this workshop participants will move beyond a general understanding of trauma and basic trauma-informed model to a more trauma-responsive, resilient approach.

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Participants will be able to :

§ Describe the impacts of toxic stress and identify the underlying causes of

behavioral responses

§ Practice elevating the dialogue around trauma to shift the perspective away

from a reactive approach to a responsive approach when working with highly

traumatized individuals

§ Discuss how your clients’ physical responses are ingrained in how they react to

and perceive the world

§ Describe emotional regulation techniques for clinicians/case managers to teach

clients

§ Explore resiliency and discuss ways to build client empowerment and coping strategies

About the Trainer: Rebecca Day is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida School of Social Work and completed her field work with refugees and survivors of political torture. As a result, Rebecca has a unique perspective and cultural sensitivity for individuals of diverse backgrounds. She specializes in working with individuals with complex and developmental trauma. Rebecca was also part of a grassroots effort to create a counseling center for a rural school in Nepal which provides education to 350 children in the surrounding community. She has presented at national conferences on the impacts of trauma and published research on refugee youth and the process of acculturation. She offers trainings to the larger community on Trauma Informed Care and the impact of toxic stress on the minds of bodies of those who’ve experienced adversity. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and incorporates play therapy modalities into her work with clients. She is also an ally of LGBTQ+ individuals and confident in working with clients exploring their gender expression and sexual identity.Rebecca is currently working with teens and young adults through the JOBS program at Rutland Mental Health. In her role as a clinical supervisor, she provides case management, community-based services, and therapy for youth ages 16-22 years old. She also oversees the Intensive Family Based Services (IFBS) program that services parents working to regain custody of their children from DCF. Rebecca has offered trainings on trauma and the ACE study both locally and throughout the state for providers across systems (including child welfare, state agencies, department of corrections and others). Her focus has always been working with those that have experienced significant trauma and adversity in their lives to find ways of healing from their past and having healthy, impactful lives.

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