Trainings & Workshops

Great Circle offers trainings and workshops for health-focused professionals, educators and caregivers on a variety of behavioral health topics. From “lunch & learns” to full-day trainings, and from introductory to high-level information, these offerings appeal to a wide range of expertise. CEUs are available for some workshops. If you’d like to be notified when new events are posted, please join our e-mail list by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

September 18, 2020

9 am-3 pm

Free Online Training via Zoom

 


The funding that supports this free training is provided by Boone County Children’s Service Fund.

Understanding Trauma Through the Neurosequential Perspective: Implications for Treatment

Toxic stress is a public health problem that affects every sector of society. So, from healthcare providers to educators, justice systems to social workers, and media to corporations, everyone, not just clinical staff, can benefit from this training.

To be mentally healthy, our brains acquire skills and knowledge in a very sequential way. Trauma or stress can interupt that sequencing. Over time, those development gaps can result in a person unable to effectively navigate their day. By understanding how trauma and stress impact the brain’s responses, we can better guide people toward successful outcomes.

Based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT), developed by Dr. Bruce Perry, this training focuses on brain development, how trauma disrupts the process, and sets the stage for developing trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive treatment approaches. Emphasis is on the methods of regulation, environmental factors for successful therapeutic experiences, and sequency developmentally matched interventions. Participants will be more effective in helping families and children impacted by trauma.

Brain science is a fast-growing area of focus for those working with individuals who have been exposed to childhood adversity. Understanding the stress response system and circumstances that impact functioning is critical when trying to support growth and development. Participants delve deeper into both brain science and the impact of stress and trauma and learn additional skills to help individuals reach their greatest potential.

Objectives:

  • Learn how the brain’s development is impacted by trauma during early childhood and the effect that has on relational capacity as the child matures
  • Discover how healthy and unhealthy relationships contribute to a person’s ability to regulate and achieve long-term success
  • Understand how to create an environment that’s conducive to healthy development and learning

5 CEU hours | Free Virtual Training

TO REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCUnderstandingTraumaRegistration.

The funding that supports this free training is provided by Boone County Children’s Service Fund.

September 25, 2020

10 am-4 pm
12-12:30 Lunch break

Training provided online

 


The funding that supports this free training is provided by Boone County Children’s Service Fund.

Parent/Caregiver Training:
Understanding Tough Behaviors

Parents and caregivers see the effects of trauma and toxic stress when a child acts out with little provocation or a previously outgoing child now sits sullenly and refusing to engage with others. These behaviors can leave a parent or caretaker at a loss on how to respond.

Traumatic experiences and toxic stress can affect a child’s brain development and cause the child to have difficulty regulating emotions, working with others or developing basic learning skills. The child can then have chronic problems in school or at home.

This free workshop is designed for parents and caregivers (including foster, kinship and adoptive families) and is based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry. Trained clinicians from Great Circle will walk through the basics of brain science and give participants:

  • An understanding of how interruptions in brain development can affect a child’s behaviors
  • Knowledge on how to apply basic brain science concepts  to support healthy emotional and behavioral growth in the children they care for

NOTE: Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Registration is open only to Boone County residents.

Registration deadlines:

  • September 18 for the September 25 workshop

TO REGISTER: Call Great Circle at 1-844-424-3577 (GCHELPS).

The funding that supports this free training is provided by Boone County Children’s Service Fund.

October 15, 2020

6pm – 8pm
Lebanon Community Office
25573 Highway 5
Lebanon, MO 65536

Foster Parenting Informational Meeting

Becoming a foster parent is a big decision and you probably have lots of questions. Check out one of Great Circle’s informational meetings so you can start your family’s journey.
Call 1-844-424-3577 (GCHELPS) to register today!