Training for Trauma

Training for Trauma

Looking at children’s trauma through a strength-based lens

Trauma and attachment have become the key topics on which Utah Foster Care’s annual Symposium has focused for the last few years. Foster parents tell us that recognizing and dealing with trauma-based behaviors in children is one of their main challenges.

This year, we have an incredible opportunity to hear from, not just one, not two, but three outstanding speakers- all of them seasoned clinicians who have seen first-hand what works in their practices. These wonderful professionals are leaders in their fields and dynamic presenters.

Portrait of Dr David Schramm.

Dr. David Schramm: “Parenting Tips, Tricks, and Traps: Simple Principles to Help Things Go Right” – Dr. Schramm will give us new ideas to positively approach trauma-related behaviors that our children experience on a daily basis.

Dr. Elisabeth Conradt: “Epigenetics; Your DNA Does Not Define You” – How can the science of epigenetics be leveraged to promote resilience in children who have experienced stress early in life?

Rebecca Pierce, LCSW and Michelle Benson, APRN wrap up with ways to integrate strengths through nurturing parenting interventions.

We invite foster parents and child welfare professionals to join us and learn from the best, receive in-service hours and mingle with foster and adoptive parents from all around Utah.  Hear the new ideas, see fresh faces, and feel supported as a community of foster/adoptive families! 

When: Thursday, April 25th 

Where: Park City Doubletree 

Time:   9:00am – 4:00pm 

Cost:    $10.00 per person (foster/adoptive parents)

            $129.00 (early bird before March 15th) clinicians, general public 

            $149.00 (after March 1st) clinicians, general public 

In-service/NASW (pending) hours: 5.5 

Register at ufcsymposium.eventbrite.com.

Mick Woolsey, LCSW, is Director of Education for Utah Foster Care.