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Event date: 2/22/2021 8:45 AM - 2/23/2021 4:30 PM Export event
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A Social Worker's Guide to PTSD in Children

Workshop Outcomes & Objectives:

Are you serving infants, children, or adolescents who are dealing with trauma? Are you wondering if they might even have PTSD? This course explains causes and symptoms of PTSD in children of all ages, looks at recent research about how PTSD changes a child's brain, and reviews treatment methods and prevention techniques. Time will be spent examining case studies together and practicing strategies to calm children when something triggers their PTSD.

Each participant will need to purchase a copy of Jolene Philo’s book in order to participate in the training. The book is entitled Does My Child Have PTSD? What To Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out.
Books can be purchased:

  1. The participant will understand how trauma and PTSD changes the brains of children and affects their behavior and relationships.
  2. The participant will be able to utilize strategies that create and maintain secure and safe relationships and environments for traumatized children.


Jolene Philo, M.Ed is both parent and daughter of loved ones with special needs and disabilities, as well as a former educator who worked with children for 25 years. She’s written several books about caregiving and special needs parenting including Does My Child Have PTSD? What To Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out and the recently released Sharing Love Abundantly with Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages® for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities, which she co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman. She speaks internationally about childhood trauma and parenting children with special needs, and she blogs at 

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For additional information, please contract Kimberlee at or 515.635.5184.

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