Mentor and Trauma Training – East Lake
May 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Those attending the Mentor & Trauma Training workshop on May 22 can expect to be supported, resourced, and educated on how to better understand and interact with children, teens, and young adults with backgrounds of childhood trauma.
The training will be especially helpful for mentors and caregivers engaging with those who have endured adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and maltreatment, all of which are commonly seen in our child welfare system, commonly referred to as “foster care.”
Drawing on current brain research, family connection models, and the personal stories of impacted children, this training can truly revolutionize the way you view and interact with those impacted by childhood trauma.
The sessions will be conducted by Loryn Smith. Loryn is certified and/or trained in both the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Adoption Competent methods of caring for kids and families in crisis. Loryn has been a Marriage and Family Counselor for 20 years; Child Welfare Field since 1998. Currently the Owner/CEO of Finally Home, a private adoption agency specializing in child placements as well as family coaching for families struggling to parent difficult children. Loryn also serves as a motivational speaker/trainer in the area of adoption and developing strategies for parenting children impacted by trauma.
This training is sponsored by Man Up and Go, in cooperation with Calvary Church (Clearwater).