"Social Media Warnings"
Ed Troyer - Pierce County Sheriff's Department
With all that is online for your youth to see and interact with, this class will make you laugh and make you cry. Gain some important knowledge to help your youth understand the risks they take when they venture into the cyber world.
Mary Allison Brown www.reflectingrelationships.com
"The Impact of Trauma on Early Brain Development"
The brain is the only organ that is not fully developed at birth.
During the first three years, the brain grows at a rate unmatched at any
other point in the lifespan. Brain growth is experience dependent,
meaning that the experiences infants and toddlers have quite literally shape
the developing brain. When young children experience traumatic events or
toxic stress, changes in brain development can alter the child's developmental
trajectory. In this training, we will discuss the ways in which early
experiences impact the developing brain and shape behavior. We will
explore the concept of trauma-informed care and discuss practical ways to
respond to challenging behaviors in a sensitive manner.
Mary Allison has a master's degree in social work from the
University of Washington as well as two years of specialized, graduate level
training in infant mental health from the University of Washington's Barnard
Center for Infant Mental Health and Development. She has previously
worked as a child and family welfare services social worker and has extensive
experience working with foster children and families. Mary Allison
is a certified clinical trauma professional and strongly believes that the
best opportunity to heal early childhood trauma is during early childhood
whenever possible. Currently, she is an infant mental health specialist
in private practice at Reflecting Relationships. She also serves as a
infant and early childhood mental health consultant for Head Start. Mary
Allison is passionate about training and education and is a WA Department of
Early Learning state approved trainer and a member of the Association for Early
Childhood Educators and Trainers.
Lindsey Greene Childhood Development:
Provides information on how occurrences during early childhood and adolescence can impact a child’s development. It further focuses on trauma and developmental issues that are unique to foster care.
Heather Perry Resiliency:
Teaches the concept of resiliency, how it is impacted by trauma and identifies steps that can be taken to build resilience.