1176d – Webinar – Caregiving after Trauma: The Effects of Witnessing Violence on Children
(March 2018) Integration of trauma-informed care into work with children and adolescents who have witnessed domestic violence requires a comprehensive understanding of both the dynamics of domestic violence and the neurobiology of trauma. By discussing the effects of witnessing violence on youth, principles of trauma-informed treatment, participants will learn specific skills for parenting and providing caregiving to youth who have experienced trauma and may present with a variety of mental health symptoms. Objectives: 1. Participants will learn the effects of witnessing domestic violence on children.
2. Participants will learn about effective treatment resources for youth 3. Participants will learn specific skills for parenting, caregiving, and intervening with a child or adolescent who has experienced trauma.
Sarah Lockhart, MSW, LICSW is the Supervisor of Youth Services for Domestic Abuse Project. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Luther College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. At Domestic Abuse Project, Sarah provides individual and group therapy services for children and adolescents who have witnessed domestic violence. Prior to coming to DAP, Sarah provided crisis intervention services and in-home skills based therapy services to youth and their families. Sarah takes a strengths-based, attachment, and developmental approach to her work in therapy with children and adolescents. Sarah uses her understanding of each child’s unique developmental needs to identify their core beliefs and harness their strengths to promote healing. Sarah believes that the foundation of therapy is a trusting relationship between a client and their therapist, and that growth comes through empowering youth to use their internal resources to heal.