0:00-0:20: Introduction to trauma-informed care
a. Definition of trauma
b. What makes an event traumatic?
c. How trauma can affect development
d. Defining PTSD
e. Examples of trauma that could occur in the context of feeding therapy
0:20-0:30: Medical/physiological events that may be traumatic
a. Children who have undergone trauma- who are
b. What is medical trauma?
c. Therapists’ roles in identifying
families dealing with trauma
30-1:00: Treatment/intervention that may be traumatic
a. Learn and respect a child’s past medical history
c. Force-feeding secondary to protocol-based program or
exposure therapy gone wrong
d. Trauma associated with use of feeding tubes
e. Guidelines to have stress-free, trauma-free treatment
f. Guidelines for treatment/intervention
1:00-0:40: Working with families who have been through trauma
a. How can therapists intervene to support parents?
b. Discussion and sharing regarding our practice with families dealing with trauma: identifying what worked/is working and how to improve
c. Parent coaching
d. Building strong teams
e. Preventing burn-out and compassion fatigue: self-care for providers
1:40-2:00 Group discussion/Q & A debriefing topics listed above Discussion
Questions to include (but not limited to):
1. Have you experienced situations of trauma in your own practice?
2. How have you seen chronic stress surface in families in your setting?
3. How have you successfully partnered with parents and other treatment team members to reduce stress and help families cope with chronic stress and/or trauma?