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Hi all -

We are wondering if anyone has created a short video (20 -30 mins) for teens and caregivers that provides a general understanding of trauma and the impact of ACEs?  We are hoping to find or create a video for teens (ages 13 and older) and their caregivers who are involved with our local Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court to view within the court building.  Our hope is to provide an engaging video that includes teens sharing information and covers the basics in a format that is easy to understand. 

If you know of anything like this - please let me know.  Thanks in advance for any assistance.  Lisa

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Lakeside Global Institute has developed a series of Trauma 101, 102, etc. courses to introduce trauma basics to various audiences. Their Trauma 106 is designed for youth. Here is a webpage that explains further.

PA Care Partnership Trauma Informed Trainings for Youth, Family and System Partners
The PA Care Partnership is sponsoring Trauma Training, provided by the Lakeside Global Institute. For more information to see if your organization is eligible to have one or more of these live and in person two-hour trainings contact  
If you have a group of people that you would like to have trained in any of the following workshops and have a space for training, PA Care Partnership will provide trainers and all materials at no charge. Contact with questions or to schedule trainings.
The following are the classes available:
Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care (2-hour workshop)
Research shows that 67% of the population has experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. These trauma-based adversities are predictive of a multitude of toxic physical, mental and social outcomes throughout a person’s lifetime. As a society and as individuals, we need to be better informed and prepared to prevent and address the traumatic impact of childhood adversities.
In this two-hour workshop participants will:
  • Enhance and enrich your knowledge of trauma
  • Be introduced to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  • Discover the basics of brain growth and the impact of toxic stress
  • Understand four components of trauma-informed care
  • Be inspired by reasons for hope
In this multi-media, interactive workshop, participants will also work together to build a powerful image that helps them appreciate the complex nature of trauma and its aftermath.
Trauma 102: Basic Skills of Trauma-Informed Care (2-hour workshop)
Building on information provided in Trauma 101, participants will expand their understanding of trauma and be provided specific skills that enhance their abilities to interact with trauma-impacted people in emotionally and relationally healthy ways. As we become trauma-aware, we have a responsibility to prevent, avoid and respond to trauma as well as suggest trauma-informed therapeutic options.
In this two-hour workshop participants will:
  • Recognize the value of Dr. Bruce Perry’s 3 R’s
  • Equip participants with the resources to develop Personal Safety Plans for themselves and others
  • Be introduced to a key trauma-sensitive communication skill
  • Explore the power and impact of intentional breathing
  • Appreciate the definitions of epigenetics and trans-generational legacies
Participants will be provided opportunities to implement and practice the skills presented.
Trauma 103: Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Caregivers
The emotional and physical cost of being an engaged and empathetic caregiver can be an occupational hazard. Considering the potential impact of vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out, caregivers are provided with critical steps in identifying signs and symptoms of each. Additionally, practical skills and a commitment to self-care are an integral part of this interactive workshop.
In this two-hour workshop participants will:
  • Identify and distinguish between the various ways trauma impacts caregivers
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress
  • Practice self-care exercises
Trauma 105: An Introduction to Trauma for Parents & Caregivers
Parents and Caregivers can play an important role in helping children recover from traumatic events. This workshop is designed to provide parents and caregivers with introductory information about the impact of trauma and the power of relationships to help children heal. The more parents and caregivers understand how trauma effects children, the more they will understand the reasons for kids’ behaviors and emotions, and the more they will be able to help them cope.
In this two-hour workshop participants will:
  • Develop Personal Safety Plans
  • Learn why people behave the way they do
  • Gain some basic information about trauma
  • Understand Dr. Perry’s 3 R’s
  • Explore three styles of leadership as a Parent or Caregiver
  • Relate to key trauma-sensitive communication skills
Trauma 106: An Introduction to Trauma for Youth
Creating safe and supportive environments for youth involves educating youth on why people behave the way they do. Incorporating basic information about the impact of trauma and identifying some basics of brain structure provide the foundation for youth to better understand themselves and those around them. A highly engaging and interactive strengths-based activity assists youth in identify.
Lakeside Global Institute has been providing professional development training for over 13 years. Their 33 courses for professionals serving children and families address a variety of difficult issues. Their training process has been uniquely designed to provide well-researched knowledge, hands-on skill-building and emotional/relational support.  For more information on Lakeside Global Institute visit the Lakeside website.
"This project, publication/report/etc. was developed [in part] under grant number SM080147, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS."

The movie Paper Tigers is now available for free on Amazon Prime.  I had a chance to share this movie with a very small focus group of brave young women (all 19-21) and each of them expressed that they wished they had seen this when they were younger.  "This should be shown your junior year (of high school)!"  "No, it should be shown when you're a freshman!" They thought they were the only ones going through such difficult experiences at home and in their communities. It is an emotionally triggering movie, so having behavioral health supports built into the viewing would be important. I hope this is helpful. Karen

The Public Health Network in Wales developed this cartoon video which we used in exploring how we could then help to make the character more 'resilient'. The young people age range was from 8 to 15 and included those who were neurodiverse and care experienced . They all 'got it' and we got very useful ideas about how we can create a resilience shield with them.Its also available in welsh language.

Cofion Cynnes





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