Illinois CASA – Trauma 101

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Trauma 101 is an introductory training on trauma and experiencing complex trauma during childhood can impact development and have negative lifelong effects. We will discuss the definition of trauma, including both acute and complex trauma. We will learn how traumatic experience impact brain development in children and what that impact means for a child as they grow into adulthood. We will explore the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study and how that has influenced the movement to become more trauma sensitive in working with children and families. At the conclusion of this section, there is a brief discussion regarding addressing secondary trauma as well as the importance of building resiliency in children and families. Presented by Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.