This training uses the most current information in Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE, and Resiliency (NEAR) to teach home visitors how to use reflective practices and trauma informed approaches with parents in ways that will enhance goal setting and build parental resiliency. Home visitors and their supervisors will learn to recognize how their own life experiences influence their work with families and the impact that this work has on them physically and emotionally while also teaching effective strategies for professional self-care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define “trauma” and discuss key trauma events experienced by youth and families prior to age 18
  2. Identify how trauma may affect people differently based on their ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or immigration status
  3. Discuss key effects of trauma events that children and parents are at risk to develop
  4. Demonstrate skill in teaching a parent about the effect trauma can have on children and adults
  5. Define “resilience” and give examples of resilience skills that parents can build to reduce and prevent adverse childhood experiences from happening to their child
  6. Discuss how reflective listening can support parents when talking about trauma and ACEs
  7. Demonstrate skill in teaching attachment, self-regulation, and executive functioning skills actively to parents
  8. Develop a self-care plan and self-regulation strategies to protect oneself from the potential ill effects of working with families who have or are experiencing trauma