Integration Solutions, Inc. offers meaningful services and support to stakeholders across child, family and adult human service systems including Judges, Court Personnel, Adult and Youth Correctional Systems, Re-entry Programs, Child and Family Advocates (ex: CASA), Child and Adult Welfare Workers, Court Service Personnel (Juvenile and Adult Probation and Parole), Primary Care and Healthcare Professionals, Educators (K-12), Vocational Programs, Faith Based Leaders and Communities, Public Health Leadership and Staff, as well as other key stakeholders invested in the creation and enhancement of trauma informed care and the promotion of building community resilience.
Consultation and Educational Resources are co-developed with stakeholders and are based on learning objectives co-created to meet the specific organizational systems needs.
Exemplars of Workshops offered are presented below:
Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson presenting "Trauma 101" Workshop at University of Richmond
Use of Attachment Theory, Trauma Models and Neuroscience in Clinical Practice with Youth with Problems with Conduct
Some research evidence suggests that trauma is a key in understanding the development and persistence of conduct disorder in youth. Further research has indicated high levels of trauma in the experiences of conduct-disorder youth. Evaluating the impact of trauma on a youth’s biological and social ability to engage in a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment and learning is a critical component in the development of individual and programmatic treatment planning. In general, youth having conduct related problems have experienced many traumatic experiences via their relationships with others (physical abuse, domestic violence, and community violence) and express hyper-vigalence to any perceived threats to their safety. This hypervigalence many be the result of major biological alterations and severe psychosocial impairments, which can occur after experiencing traumatic events. Given the strong evidence based support regarding these youths traumatic experiences, it seems logical for professionals working with them to differentiate between aggressive behaviors manifesting solely from “faulty thinking” from aggressive behaviors resulting from physiologically based responses related to traumatic interpersonal experiences so as to make appropriate and informed treatment decisions.
The purpose of this training stems from these important issues. The training is designed to support a range of human service professionals in approaching conduct related problems in clients (including sexual behavior problems and RAD symptoms) using trauma models, attachment theory, neuroscience, and some more biologically based biofeedback interventions. Targeting the impact of trauma on these youth’s ability to express empathy, impulsivity, anger, acting out, and resistance to treatment is discussed.
"Trauma Past, Trauma Present: Use of attachment theory & trauma informed practice to enhance self-regulation and relationship skills"
Sponsored by Virginia's Department of Criminal Justice Services, Trauma Holistic Care has created a 3 hour and 2 day workshop model for stakeholders of children and families who have experienced trauma.
Trauma & Youth: Understanding the Impact of Trauma AND Shared Learning Collaborative
The 3 hour training defines child traumatic stress, including types of traumatic stress that can exist among children, the impact of trauma on the developing brain across developmental stages, and behavioral manifestations related to traumatic experiences. In working with these youth, we also work with their families. Given the growing understanding of cross-generational trauma, the impact of trauma on caregivers will also be reviewed. Discussion will differentiate treatment approaches that support, rather than impede, the successful engagement of those working with youth individuals and across systems.
Highlights of this session will include:
The 2 day training includes the above 3 hour training, 4 hours of direct trauma informed practice skills as well as a shared learning collaborative experience.
The shared learning collaborative will build upon the first session, taking those working directly with youth into a deeper level of practice and understanding of how to be a trauma informed professional and organization. In this collaborative participants will learn: how to apply direct skills with youth and families who have experience trauma; seven components (domains) of being a trauma informed youth and family service system; practice developing a strategic plan for their agency and community to enhance trauma informed care practices across these domain areas; how to explore with some trauma screening tools that will help them identify youth and caregivers with lived trauma experiences; how to think through the decision making process for referring youth and caregivers to trauma informed service providers; about the impact of trauma on human service professionals; and specific skills that will support their own resiliency so that they can continue to support youth and families in their healing process.