Event date: 5/26/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
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Trauma 101

Rebecca Day, LICSW

This workshop has been approved for 2 formal CEUs by NASW VT. Approval #1033

This training is meant for new clinician or case managers who want to gain a better understanding of trauma and its impacts on the mind and body. The goal is to provide basic knowledge of trauma, systems of trauma, the ACE study, and how to respond in a more trauma sensitive way



 Define trauma and why it is important to learn about trauma

 Describe events that individuals may experience as traumatic

 Describe how individuals might experience effects of trauma throughout life

 Discuss the findings of the ACE study and the long-term impacts of trauma on the body

 Describe ways in which community agencies and organizations may re-traumatize the people they are intended to serve

 Describe the impacts of toxic stress and identify the underlying causes of behavioral responses

 Recognize the importance of trauma-informed practices.



About the Trainer

Rebecca Day is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida School of Social Work and completed her field work with refugees and survivors of political torture. As a result, Rebecca has a unique perspective and cultural sensitivity for individuals of diverse backgrounds. She specializes in working with individuals with complex and developmental trauma. Rebecca was also part of a grassroots effort to create a counseling center for a rural school in Nepal which provides education to 350 children in the surrounding community. She has presented at national conferences on the impacts of trauma and published research on refugee youth and the process of acculturation. She offers trainings to the larger community on Trauma Informed Care and the impact of toxic stress on the minds of bodies of those who’ve experienced adversity. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and incorporates play therapy modalities into her work with clients. She is also an ally of LGBTQ+ individuals and confident in working with clients exploring their gender expression and sexual identity.

Rebecca is currently working with teens and young adults through the JOBS program at Rutland Mental Health. In her role as a clinical supervisor, she provides case management, community-based services, and therapy for youth ages 16-22 years old. She also oversees the Intensive Family Based Services (IFBS) program that services parents working to regain custody of their children from DCF. Rebecca has offered trainings on trauma and the ACE study both locally and throughout the state for providers across systems (including child welfare, state agencies, department of corrections and others). Her focus has always been working with those that have experienced significant trauma and adversity in their lives to find ways of healing from their past and having healthy, impactful lives.

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