Intergenerational Trauma

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This 6-hour training is broken into two three-hour sessions.

Learn fresh approaches with tools you already use to meet the safety, stability and well-being goals of the families you serve. Explore ways to motivate parents to make better choices for the sake of their children and to assist grandparents who may be supplying hidden strengths.

This workshop is broken into two half-day sessions to accommodate your busy schedule. It is designed to affirm and inspire you, rather than add further demands or paperwork.

Part One of this workshop series will equip front-line workers with the capacity to conduct an intergenerational assessment of family challenges and strengths, with the goal of motivating the middle generation to address their own trauma history from childhood, to engage fully in chemical dependency and mental health treatment, and to sustain participation in available services aimed at scaffolding their parenting practices. Workers will also learn how to assess the strengths and challenges of older adult / kinship caregivers who may be playing a central role in raising and protecting the children.

In Part Two of this workshop series, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences integrating information from Part One into their practice with multigenerational families and will learn additional skills to strengthen their assessments of the strengths and challenges of older adult / kinship caregivers.

Wendy Lustbader, Affiliate Associate Professor at the University Of Washington School Of Social Work, is a nationally renowned author, clinician, and educator in aging. She is also a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States and Canada, using storytelling to animate complex subjects. Ms. Lustbader is a faculty member with Healthy Generations: Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work.

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Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators

Audience Description

This training is appropriate for social services specialists, supervisors and area administrators

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110446

Tribal Members, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form