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Creating Safe Spaces for Children from Hard Places: Understanding Complex Developmental Trauma

March 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This continuing education workshop is designed for case managers, social workers, psychologists, therapists, nurses, counselors, and health care workers. The community is  welcome to attend.                                       

OVERVIEW: Individuals who have experienced complex developmental trauma have brains that have developed differently. It is critically important that those who care for these children (and adults!) have a thorough understanding of how to interpret behaviors and use evidenced-based interventions that not only reduce negative or unwanted behaviors, but rewire the brain in healthy ways. This presentation uses humor, research, and real-life examples of how Trust-Based Relational Interventions (developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis) can bring hope and healing to children from hard places. 

OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the 6 types of developmental trauma and how it fundamentally effects a person's neurological development,
  • Describe why traditional interventions don't work for persons who have experienced developmental trauma,
  • Discuss practical intervention strategies that heal the brain and increase positive behaviors, while reducing problem behaviors.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007.  This continuing education provider is approved 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance. 3.0 CEU’s (Certificate of Attendance)

Please complete and return a registration form with payment by March 11, 2018.

Angie Winkler is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the field of mental health for the past fifteen years. She has expertise in crisis assessment and stabilization, complex developmental trauma, child and adolescent therapy, child welfare and adoption. Angie is passionate about connecting with vulnerable individuals in our community to offer hope and eliminating the stigma of mental illness and addiction. She currently lives in Kansas City with her three sons.


March 16, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Stacy Davis
(913) 281-2221 (ext. 112)


Children’s Campus of Kansas City
444 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101 United States
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