About the training
Adolescents often try out new ideas and push back against old rules in their exploration of their identities. However, identities shaped by trauma can be hard to leave behind because doing so can bring up deep, sometimes wordless fears and worries.
This training reviews current research about the effects of trauma and organizes its impact along four aspects of development — physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. It then provides examples and suggestions about how to respond in ways that promote growth and healthy relationships.
At the end of this training you will:
- Understand the effects of trauma on the rapidly evolving teenage brain
- Understand how trauma affects overall teen development, including physical, emotional, social, and psychological
- Learn techniques to help promote growth and healthy relationships with traumatized teens
At the end of each training you will find:
- a form for evaluating the training,
- a form for submitting a question to our panel of experts
This training is designed to help non-clinicians understand the effects of trauma and respond in ways that promote growth and healthy relationships.