Trauma: What’s the Big Idea?

Mar 31, 2019 10:30am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 12:00pm


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Trauma covers all races and genders. It does not discriminate against anyone. A common misconception is that once a child is born, the trauma that they experience in utero no longer affects them. Research shows that this trauma causes symptoms across the life span. This session will cover common causes, symptoms, and outcomes of in utero and early childhood trauma. This session will offer real-life examples and discussion about this neglected issue and offer invaluable information and treatment intervention approaches.

  • What are the causes of in utero trauma and also childhood trauma? How can we as counselors help our clients to understand these causes and help to protect future generations from them? And how do we as counselors identify in utero and early childhood trauma in our clients?
  • What are the symptoms of in utero and childhood trauma? How do these symptoms change throughout the lifespan? How should our counseling techniques vary as the symptoms change over the lifespan and what are the best counseling strategies to use during the lifespan for clients experiencing trauma?
  • What are the outcomes of the trauma that infants and children experience? How do these outcomes effect the society and what happens if this trauma goes untreated? How do these traumas effect the opioid crisis, school counseling, generational abuse, etc? As counselors, what should we know about these outcomes and how can we help to make these outcomes more positive?

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