Trauma-Informed Care Speaking Topics

Dr. Kimberly I Fielding is available for Trauma-Imformed Seminars on a variety of topics, depending on the available time. Below are Tier 1 workshop topics that Dr. Fielding is available to speak about. Tier 2 and Tier 3 are custom-designed for the receiving district. Once you have completed Tier 1, please contact us for more information regarding Tier 2 and Tier 3.

Trauma Informed Care 101 2 hours

This session provides an overview of Trauma Informed Care. Content will explore the integrated beginning first and second basic components of trauma aware and trauma sensitive. These components offer core definitions and the signs and symptoms of post trauma exposure. The third component includes trauma responsive - the principles of what helping professionals do to facilitate post trauma growth. The final component involves a trauma informed approach from an organizational and systems change perspective. The Model serves as a blueprint for helping professionals seeking to implement trauma informed care practices.

Trauma: It's a Brain Thing 2 hours

This workshop provides an overview of the neuroscience associated with psychosocial trauma. Content will explore the basic physical components of the brain, the integrated connections, operations in healthy conditions, the alarm caused by trauma, and procedures that facilitate returning to baseline functioning post trauma.

Ages and Developmental Tasks: The Effects of Trauma on Children 2 hours

Please note: You must have taken Trauma Informed Care 101 and Trauma: It’s a Brain Thing before selecting this option.

This workshop provides an overview of how children respond to trauma during various stages of life, as well as a flexible framework for remedy. The first basic stage includes in utero implications from a brain development point of view. The next stage, young childhood, explores the task of identity, followed by school age childhood and the task of competence; in other words, once a child identifies elements in their world, it is time to learn how to use those elements with effectiveness. The fourth stage of adolescence involves exploring (and discovering) roles and goodness of fit. The final stage related to development into adulthood encompasses the transition aged youth. Each stage will be defined by key characteristics, impact due to trauma, and purposeful techniques toward remedy.

Intentionality: Caregivers and Their Organizations (Self-care) 2 hours

Please note: You must have taken Trauma Informed Care 101, Trauma: It’s a Brain Thing and Ages and Developmental Tasks: The Effects of Trauma on Children before selecting this option.

This workshop provides an overview of the Compassion Continuum - from Satisfaction as the transformative outcome of post trauma growth to Secondary Traumatic Stress as a realistic risk factor for helping professionals. In between includes an exploration at Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma. The review includes both protective and risk factors so that individual service providers and the leaders of organizations can recognize, identify, and address as part of an overall strategy to creating a culture of trauma informed care within their service systems.