VIRTUAL TIPPS 2: Essential Trauma Considerations for Youth Development Programs



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Spring 2020 Trauma-Informed Perspectives Practice Series (TIPPS)

TIPPS #2 Essential Trauma Considerations for Youth Development Programs

April 1, 2020  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Based on guidance from government officials and health experts regarding COVID-19, and in order to ensure the health and safety of all training attendees, Vibrant Training sessions for DYCD-funded program staff will be facilitated online using Zoom through the end of April.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it is new technology for many of us. If you are interested in attending this session online, you can register for the Zoom webinar using the following link:




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 contact Cristina Harris ( with any questions.

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