This course is designed to educate juvenile corrections staff about the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of traumatized individuals in the justice system. Trauma will be defined, the impact of trauma will be described, and participants will learn to view people’s behavior through a trauma lens.
The short-term goal for the course is to help all staff in the justice system make sense of behaviors that result from trauma and to respond in ways that reduce stress. The longer-term goal is to reduce behavior management issues through trauma-informed practice implemented throughout the corrections system.
To provide corrections staff with knowledge and skills needed to:
Presenter: Saprina Matheny, MSW, LICSW, is the Director of Child Trauma Services at the Human Development Center in Duluth Minnesota as well as the Clinical Program Manager at the Ambit Network at the University of Minnesota. Ambit is a National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Community Treatment and Service Center funded through the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She completed her graduate work at the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine. Saprina provides psychotherapy to traumatized children and their families as well as supervises a team of school based therapists, with particular expertise in sexual abuse and pediatric sexual behavior. She has provided training on childhood trauma to diverse audiences throughout the Minnesota. Her passion is working at the intersections of child serving agencies to create system change.
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