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Children & Trauma: Effective Strategies for Healing and Resiliency

February 8, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Children and Trauma Flyer-CNCAA- 02.08.21

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has found that 1 out of 4 children attending school have been exposed to a traumatic event. A child impacted by trauma may experience physical ailments, intrusive thoughts and fears, and decreased attention and concentration. This session will discuss the definition trauma, how trauma affects children, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, trauma interventions and how to create a safe environment for children. An essential protective factor for childhood trauma is the presence of a positive, caring adult who can help shield children against adverse experiences. This session will identify ways staff can increase a child’s resiliency. Specific hands-on tools, strategies and resources will be discussed to help staff engage children and support emotional self-regulation. This training will be interactive with the use of videos, role play, and group discussion, mindfulness activities, sharing of regulation tools and question and answer.

Define emotional trauma and its impact on children, including review of the ACE’s study

• Identify staff’s role in creating resiliency for children

• Identify age appropriate trauma interventions

• List hands-on tools and resources for emotional self-regulation for children. Tools for self-regulation will be highlighted during the session.

Contact naomi@cncaa.info to register for the training.

Kay Glidden, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and a Master of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington. Kay began her career in Higher Education, counseling and teaching college student for 13 years. For 19 years she worked in the Nebraska public behavioral health system. Kay is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and is certified by the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. She served on a team for the National Council for Behavioral Health’s first National Learning Community for Trauma Informed Care. Kay teaches mindfulness to youth in her local school district and is a trainer for Mental Health First Aid, Compassion Fatigue and trauma trainings with her company, Compassion Resiliency. Kay is on contract with Region 3 Behavioral Health Services to provide face-to-face trauma trainings across Nebraska.

Beth Reynolds Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in secondary education. Beth was a Protection and Safety Worker for 12 years with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and a Forensic Interviewer for the Family Advocacy Network in Kearney for 4 years. For the last 12 years Beth has worked in the public behavioral health system in Nebraska.   Beth is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Trauma Informed Care Educator, Mental Health First Aid Instructor and a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Mindfulness Educator for community schools.


February 8, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm




Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.
(308) 385-5520
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