May 9, 2014

Core Competency: Brain Development, Attachment and Trauma

Jacquelyn Christensen, Ph.D. & Jessica Richards, MS, MSW, LCSW


  This beginning level training will utilize theory and practice from Dr. Connie Lillas, Dr. Bruce Perry, and other key early childhood experts to help participants describe key physical changes in prenatal and infant brain development, and explain foundational interaction between brain development, arousal states, and secure attachment. Additionally, this workshop will review how detrimental effects of early trauma can be ameliorated by neurological plasticity and positive relationships. Participants will learn to apply core concepts of the four brain systems to view parent-child interaction and infant/toddler behavior and symptoms, as well as use “bottom-up” strategies and tools to assess and intervene with parent-child dyads.




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  Upcoming Trainings   


June 18, 2014

Core Competency: Assessing Infants and Toddlers Using the ICARE Form 

Jessica Richards, MS, MSW, LCSW 


June 27, 2014

Art-Based Interventions 

Melanie Morones, LMFT, ATR 


July 18, 2014 

Strength-Based Strategues for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Young Children

Jacquelyn Christensen, Ph.D.