TRAININGFree Training Opportunities: Workshops for NM Child Advocacy

Presented by Marie Secrist, PhD, and Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW of Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California

Registration form link: March 2021 NMCA Child Advocacy Workshops

These 2.5 hour online trainings focus on the impact of trauma, secondary traumatic stress (STS), and organizational approaches to addressing STS (e.g. Reflective Supervision). 

The objectives are as follows:

  1. Provide an overview of trauma types, trauma responses, and how trauma impacts children.
  2. Discuss the effect that trauma exposure has on workers by discussing secondary traumatic stress (STS).
  3. Review approaches to addressing STS with both individual strategies and organizational strategies (e.g. Reflective Supervision).
  4. Demonstrate how Reflective Supervision can be used with staff by utilizing reflective listening, emotion-focused questions, supervisor modeling, and compassion satisfaction prompts.

The training is delivered via Zoom and will be tailored to the audience based on their roles within the MDT and their current knowledge level.  

While the learning objectives remain the same within each presentation, the focus of the presentation will change based upon the audience.  The first, “The Impact of Trauma on Children & Families and Secondary Traumatic Stress in MDT Professionals” focuses more attention on trauma and its impact and secondary traumatic stress with an overview of reflective supervision and its uses within the systems represented in the MDT.  The second, “Reflective Practice and Secondary Traumatic Stress in CACs and MDTs” will include a review of impact of trauma with additional focus on learning the skills to provide reflective supervision to staff in audiences that are made up of those with supervisory capacity. 

Friday March 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“The Impact of Trauma on Children & Families and Secondary Traumatic Stress in MDT Professionals”

Monday March 15, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Reflective Practice and Secondary Traumatic Stress in CACs and MDTs” 

(repeat of 3/12/21 training)
Friday March 26, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“The Impact of Trauma on Children & Families and Secondary Traumatic Stress in MDT Professionals”