TIPPS #2: Essential Trauma Considerations for Youth Development Programs



Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/vibrant-emotional-health-formerly-mha-nyc-youth-mental-health-15236947210

To be determined

NY 10004

NY, US, 10004

Fall 2019 Trauma-Informed Perspectives Practice Series (TIPPS)!

TIPPS #2 Essential Trauma Considerations for Youth Development Programs

Thursday, October 31st, 2019  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


More than 2/3 of children report at least one traumatic event by age 16, and 26% of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event before they turn 4.* Whether you realize it or not you are working with youth who have experienced trauma.

This workshop uses interactive methods to provide participants with an understanding of brain development and how trauma can interrupt the maturation process; the lasting impacts that trauma can have on mental, social, emotional, and physical health; the developmental signs and symptoms that trauma may have; and the importance of recognizing behavior as a means of communication.

Participants will leave with strategies for responding to youth using a trauma-informed approach and will gain valuable insights into how to create a program environment that works to actively reduce re-traumatization.

What will you learn?

Participants will be able to:

1)      To understand the connection between brain development and trauma

2)      To gain insight into how past trauma can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms

3)      To use the ‘learning cycle’ tool as a method of understanding the behavioral impact of trauma

4)      To learn to engage traumatized youth in your daily work


*National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, “Childhood Trauma and Its Effect on Healthy Development


Facilitated by Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH and Cristina Harris, MSW


Please note that this TIPPS session begins at 10:00 am. Bring your own coffee and tea for this session!  Lunch will NOT be provided.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, and there are many lunch options near the training site.

In order to participate in this workshop it is important to arrive on time. Anyone arriving after 10:30 am will not be allowed to join the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for this training must be submitted within 48 hours prior to the training date through the EventBrite registration page.

This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $120 per person per session for DYCD. If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for cancelling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.  

Please contact Cristina Harris (charris@vibrant.org) with any questions.