Engagement Strategies for Building Partnerships with Families Affected by Intergenerational Trauma

October 27, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

About the Event:
For individuals and families, high stress and multiple traumatic exposures across generations erode help seeking behavior and the belief in the possibility of improved conditions.  This workshop will deepen participants’ understanding of the importance of a strengths-based, shared power approach to engaging families affected by traumatic exposures.  A review of the literature will provide a framework for understanding the negative effects of traumatic exposures and the importance of specialized engagement strategies.

Clinical examples will be drawn from FamilyLive, a caregiver-focused clinical intervention developed in response to the needs of families exposed to significant adversities including racial and economic marginalization, community violence and traumatic histories. The model harnesses existing competencies and encourages caregivers to become active participants in the treatment process. Interactive exercises will offer participants the chance to reflect and expand on current practice strategies.  

Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C

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