Austin Child Guidance Center’s Trauma Trainings
Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) offers interactive, engaging and educational 1.5 hour trauma trainings that are tailored to the needs of various audiences, including professionals and parents. Trainings include information from the most current brain-based research on trauma and incorporate materials from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Trainings are offered by Seanna Crosbie, LCSW-S, Chief Program Officer. Ms. Crosbie has 20 years of experience working with trauma survivors, chairs the Trauma-Informed Care Consortium of Central Texas, and has trained over 5,000 professionals on trauma-informed care both locally and statewide.
Training Topics Include:
- Trauma-Informed Care (direct care staff, supervisors, administrators)
This training focuses on defining trauma as well as identifying symptoms in children and teens. Research from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study is also explored. Additionally, trauma and brain impact is discussed as part of this training. Lastly, suggestions from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network are provided; these interventions can be used by direct care staff, or anyone working within an organization which has contact with clients.
- Creating Trauma-Informed Systems of Care within Organizations (leadership, board, administrators)
This training focuses on creating trauma-informed organizational change. Topics include ways to gain buy-in from providers and leadership, exploration of the six core values of trauma-informed care, and the development of an implementation plan. Additionally, domain areas including evaluation, screening, support for staff, and policy are explored as well.