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Traumatic experiences can be dehumanizing, shocking and terrifying. Often a traumatic experience includes the betrayal of a trusted person or institution and a loss of safety. Trauma can result from experiences of violence, abuse, neglect or disasters that induce powerlessness, fear, and recurring hopelessness. Trauma impacts one’s spirituality and relationships often resulting in ongoing feelings of shame, guilt, rage, and isolation. Despite all of this, healing is possible.

This session will address the very high prevalence of trauma in the population we serve and will use the ACE study to help explain the symptoms and behaviors we see everyday.

With a better collective understanding of trauma, more people will find their path to healing and wellness. And with a greater public commitment to trauma- informed programs and systems for survivors, we lessen and prevent a wide range of health, behavioral health and social problems for generations to come.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Attendees will understand the prevalence of trauma and the effect of trauma in our lives and the lives of those we serve.
  2. Attendees will learn of the importance and implications of the ACE study, not only in terms of symptom development but also as a way to integrate physical and behavioral health.
  3. Clinicians will learn to view symptoms as adaptations and shift practice from stabilization and symptom reduction to providing new tools for self-regulation.

PRESENTER:

Raul Almazar, RN, MA
Mr. Almazar has many years of experience as direct care provider, administrator, organizational and clinical consultant, trainer, and speaker. Prior to working as a consultant in 2009, he served as Deputy Director for the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health.

 

Location: Kishwaukee College Conference Center, Room A-1222

Parking: Lot A, enter through Door #16

Cost: Free

Registration: Email Melissa Gallagher (mgallagher1@kish.edu)

 

Thank you to First Midwest Bank for sponsoring this valuable professional development opportunity!

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