Providing Trauma Informed Care for Youth and Young Adults

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Instructor: Wayne Munchel, LCSW
Length: 90 Minutes
Opens: April 5, 2018
Closes: October 31, 2019

Description

This training addresses the growing recognition of the pervasive and profound impact of trauma in young people’s lives. A “Trauma Skills Inventory” is used as a framework for reinforcing existing competencies, and focusing attention on the need for further skill development. Drawing upon the seminal ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Events) research, key distinctions are made between conceptualizations of PTSD and Developmental Trauma adaptations (van der Kolk.) A “common elements” approach, interventions that are identified in several trauma-specific EBP’s, such as education, emotional regulation, cognitive restructuring and mindfulness are explained and practice guidelines provided.  

Date Recorded: October 25, 2016

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss trauma and toxic stressors, the most prevalent factor underlying most youth and young adults' mental health conditions.
  • Explain how emerging evidence from Adverse Childhood Events (ACE's) literature continues to reveal how profoundly these kinds of "developmental traumas" undermine successful transitions to adult roles, such as education, employment and positive relationships when left unacknowledged and untreated.
  • Develop a "trauma-informed inventory" that enables providers, supervisors and TAY agencies to guide staff development and continuing education.
  • Define practical, accessible tools ("common elements" derived from several trauma specific EBP's, such as TF-CBT, Seeking Safety, WRAP and TST).
  • List strategies for how TAY providers can also become “resiliency developers” that are essential for sustaining recovery from traumatic backgrounds.

Level

  • Intermediate

Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course, participants must view the presentation, successfully pass a post-test, and submit an online evaluation.  Upon completion, CE Certificates will be available to print directly from the site.

Registration and Refund Policy

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Instructor(s)

Wayne Munchel, LCSW

Wayne Munchel has been involved with youth and young adult programs for the past 20 years.  As an Independent Consultant, he is currently providing trainings and program development to TAY and Recovery model programs for adults with serious mental health conditions.  He has worked extensively with Stars Behavioral Health Group as the Director of TAY (Transition Age Youth), and the Stars Training Academy in developing and training the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model. Mr. Munchel has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field and was one of the original staff of The Village, an innovative recovery model program serving adults with mental illness. Mr. Munchel recently developed the TAY FSP Tool Kit in collaboration with the California Institute of Mental Health.  He received his Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 1986.  

Mr. Munchel was the founder and Director of the Mental Health Associations’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Academy from 2000 to 2009.  The model program helps young adults (ages 18 to 25) with psychiatric disabilities obtain housing, employment and educational opportunities and learn independent living skills.  The TAY Academy serves 100 young adults in the Long Beach community and was identified as a promising practice by the Department of Labor. 

Continuing Education Information

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, provider #1975, is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): IV: Assessment, Planning and Outcomes; V: Strategies for Facilitating Recovery & Resiliency.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

 

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, provider #1975, is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Child and Family Resiliency Practitioners (CFRPs) and CFRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in child and family resiliency and recovery in the following CFRP Focus Domain(s): IV: Assessment, Planning and Outcomes; V: Strategies for Facilitating Recovery & Resiliency; XIII: Transition-Age Youth.  CFRPs and CFRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.