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Wed, Dec 06


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Trauma-Informed Care for Those Who Support System-Involved Youth and Families

Marya Wright, MSW

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Trauma-Informed Care for Those Who Support System-Involved Youth and Families
Trauma-Informed Care for Those Who Support System-Involved Youth and Families

Time & Location

Dec 06, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Marya Wright, MSW

Training Description

This training is designed for healthcare professionals, social workers, educators, and others who work with system-involved youth and families who have experienced trauma. The training will cover the principles of trauma-informed care, the effects of trauma on the brain and body, common responses to trauma, screening and assessment for trauma, trauma-informed communication, and language, trauma-informed interventions and treatments, implementing trauma-informed care in organizations and practices, and self-care for providers. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).

Learning Objectives

· Identify at least 1 effect that trauma has on the brain and body for system-involved youth and families.

· Develop at least 2 skills in trauma-informed communication and language when working with system-involved youth and families.

· Acquire at least 2 tools and/or strategies to provide trauma-informed interventions, treatments, and practices when working with system-involved youth and families.


1:00   – 1:25pm  Welcome,  Agenda, Objectives and Learning Goals

1:25   – 1:35pm  Understanding Trauma for system-involved youth and families

1:35   – 1:45pm  Principles of trauma-informed care

1:45   – 2:00pm  Trauma-informed approaches to care for system providers

2:00   – 2:30pm  Applications of Trauma-Informed care

2:30   – 2:45pm  BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:45   – 3:00pm  Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue Prevention

3:45   – 3:50pm  Questions/Answers

3:50   – 4:00pm  Wrap-up & Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Marya Wright, MSW, is a nationally distinguished social worker, consultant, educator, international trainer, and facilitator with experience in organizational leadership, child welfare services, and curriculum development. She is the President and CEO of Wright Community Services LLC, a company that strives to empower system-involved families through awareness, services, and education while also providing consultation, training, and system specific facilitation to the agencies that services these communities. She is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#81167) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Marya holds a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, East Bay with a focus on Child Welfare Policy and Research and a Bachelor’s in Social Work with a focus on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing from San Diego State University.

Marya is a qualified expert witness and private dependency investigator for children, youth, and family services as it relates to family law court, juvenile and dependency court. She is an elected Board of Director for the California Society of Clinical Social Work (CSCSW).

Marya has conducted considerable research on Child Sexual Exploitation, Foster Care, and published an article on the use of algorithmic decision-making in child welfare. In addition to her clinical social work, Marya is a seasoned lecturer. She has taught in the Sociology Department at Cal State East Bay since Spring 2020. Her course load includes Sociology of Sexualities, Child Welfare Policy, Sociology of Family, and Sexual Violence.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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