OST-LI: Trauma Sensitive Lens Training


Trauma Sensitive Lens: Recognizing, Understanding and Responding to the Impact of Childhood Trauma (2 Part Training) - Earn 6 CEU's Online

WHEN: Monday, March 22 & Wednesday, March 24 (9am - 12:15pm MT)

A two part training presented by All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center


Participants are expected to attend both parts of this training



Donna Lucero MA, LPCC

Course Description:

Regulate Then Educate! This workshop will illustrate the connection between trauma and its impact on regulation and relationship and academic, social and behavioral struggles, as well as successes. This workshop will also explore a simple antidote to the impact of trauma that is surprisingly at the fingertips of anyone at any time. The workshop is interactive, incorporating multiple learning opportunities. Workshop includes sensory activities, video, group discussion and participants are active participants.

The workshop gives participants the opportunity to put on a trauma lens - “trauma goggles,” to deepen understanding of the impact of trauma on the mind, body and soul. The workshop will also gives participants a practical overview of basic brain function and the impact of trauma on the brain’s organization, function and structure. In addition the workshop allows participants to explore the struggles children and families may encounter and how to respond to children and families affected by trauma. The workshop will incorporate information from various intervention strategies and current research in the field of trauma and neuroscience and will provide ideas/suggestions as well as activities and methods to utilize with children/youth/families impacted by trauma.


  • Participants will explore the importance of physical activity, movement, music, art, animals and human relational connection in healing and integration/mastery of trauma.

  • Participants will understand basic brain function and structure.

  • Participants will understand the impact of trauma on brain function and structure with emphasis on the profound impact on organization of the brain and the profound impact related to self-regulation.

  • Participants will develop an understanding of trauma responses such as hypervigilance and disassociation and identify intervention strategies.

  • Participants will develop on understanding of how learning and memory are state dependent and will develop an understanding of the arousal continuum thereby impacting how trauma memories are stored and retrieved.

  • Participants will learn how to use a trauma informed lens to help guide interventions and the necessity for referral and to drive understanding and integration and trauma responses.


This workshop will incorporate intermediate content.  There is content related to research and neuroscience however presented in an understandable and practical manner that make the content accessible to various professions and purposes.

This workshop is beneficial to: OST staff and managers, Therapists, Counselors, Teachers, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Foster Parents, Treatment Providers, Agency Leadership, child/youth and family attorneys and judges and anyone working directly with children in treatment/child welfare and educational settings.

Teaching Methods:

PowerPoint presentation, Lecture, Videos/audio story, Group/Partner activity and discussion, Emphasis on multi-sensory activities and movement


**Note that you must register for Part 1 & Part 2 separately (participants are expected to attend both parts)

Regulate then Educate: Trauma Sensitive Lens Part 1

When: Mar 22, 2021 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Regulate then Educate: Trauma Sensitive Lens Part 2

When: Mar 24, 2021 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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