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Unfortunately, if you are workingwith youth and families today, you are likely encountering trauma and its’effects. In this session Dr. Harrishelps you better understand how the experience of trauma can have a profound impacton children’s physiology and psychology. Dr. Harris will also explore how we can build upon this knowledge andemerging research to help develop resilience in young people. The focus of this session is practicalunderstanding and strategies.
· Participantswill learn the neurological nature of trauma.
· Participantswill learn the unique elements of trauma.
· Participantswill learn essential experiences that help to develop resilience.
· Participantswill learn the importance of community collaboration in developing systems thatrespond to trauma and support the development of resilience.
Speaker: Jim Harris, Ed.D., MSW
Dr.Jim Harris is the owner of Opportunities Consulting Services and the AssociateDirector of the West Virginia Autism Training Center at MarshallUniversity. He has had several roles inthe health and human services field throughout his career as an earlyinterventionist, parent educator, educational consultant, university professor,and behavioral health therapist. Dr.Harris has presented at a variety of conferences from the local to theinternational levels on such topics as behavioral intervention, parenting,positive behavior support, trauma-informed care, organizational change, andmany more. He is the creator of “10Things You Need to Know About Kids”, an audio program that helps parents andteachers be more effective in their work with children. He has also worked witha variety of public and private entities including the Fred Rogers Company,United States Department of Education, the United States Department of Justice,and many more.