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Working with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Fall 2011 (WCEDV_F2011)

Last Updated: 11/18/11 12:15PM


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6–modules, 3 day course on working with children exposed to domestic violence.

This year Working with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence course is divided up into six modules over three days in a three month period giving participants the flexibility to attend one day or all three days.  Each module, facilitated by therapist Flora Colao, trains participants on the impacts of trauma at different stages of child development, from infancy to adolescence. The modules also allow the participants who work with youth to present play therapy techniques for individuals and groups, along with methods for nurturing children's natural resilience and potential for healing.

If you are interested in only one or two modules please indicate which module on the online registration form.

Module 1 & 2:

1.Introduction and Overview of effect of Domestic Violence on Children

2.Developmental Understanding of effect Witnessing Domestic Violence

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

9:30am - 4:30pm

 

Module 3 & 4:

3.Complex trauma in children and adolescents who witness DV

4.Interviewing, assessment and treatment planning for children and adolescents

December 2011, Date TBD

9:30am - 4:30pm

 

Module 5 & 6:

5.Therapeutic Techniques 1- CBT, Stress Reduction and Anger management skills

6.Therapeutic Techniques 2 - Play therapy, art therapy and therapeutic storytelling

Wed., Jan. 11, 2012

9:30am - 4:30pm

Facilitator(s): Flora Colao, LCSW

Flora Colao, LCSW is a social worker and therapist who has been treating children and families since 1975. She specializes in the treatment of child abuse and trauma and offers training programs throughout the United States. Flora has extensive experience working with children who have been traumatized as a result of violence either against themselves or against a loved one. She uses play and art expression in addition to talk therapy with children. Flora is EMDR trained since 2001 and has 10 years experience integrating EMDR into treatment with trauma survivors. Flora Colao is the co-author of the book Your Children Should Know (Harper and Row 1987).

 

Date(s): 11/7/11, 12/19/11, and 1/11/12

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: CONNECT

Requisite(s): UDVEI

Suggested Donation: $60 per class, $150 for all three days* sliding scale available, please call for details