Understanding Trauma-Informed Care – Webinar Series

Webinar Series Description

Successful Continuum of Care implementation requires counties to collaborate across their child welfare and behavioral health agencies. This three-part webinar series includes an overview and focus on the need for using a trauma-informed care focus in working with children in the child welfare system.


Kristin Dempsey, LMFT, LPCC, is a Senior Associate at CIBHS specializing in workforce development and evidence-based practices. She has worked with youth in a clinic, school, and private practice settings for over 20 years. Kristin has trained with Dr. Bruce Perry and the Child Trauma Academy staff in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and has consulted with programs and systems on creating and maintaining trauma informed systems of care.

Understanding Trauma-Informed Care – Webinar Series

Part 1: Why Trauma Informed Care

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will identify at least two standard definitions of trauma
  • Participants will be able to define “ACEs” and “ACE Score” and identify two ways in which ACEs impact youth in the child welfare system
  • Participants will be able to describe two ways in which early childhood trauma impacts infant/child brain development.

Download a copy of the presentation and Q & A:
CCR Webinar Series 2017 Trauma Informed Care Part 1
TIC webinar part 1 - Q and A

Understanding Trauma-Informed Care – Webinar Series

Part 2: Interventions for Child Welfare

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to recognize three types of trauma typically experiences by children in the child welfare system.
  • Attendees will be able to name the components of a trauma‐informed system and identify two ways in which the principles of trauma‐informed care can be applied to their specific workplaces.
  • Attendees will identify three interventions they can use to help clients identify triggers, obtain emotional regulation, and teach clients self‐care techniques.

Download a copy of the presentation: TIC Webinar 2 CCR_Final2.

Part 3: Trauma and Specific Issues for Child Welfare and Building Strengths
Thursday, June 29, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PDT)

  • Attendees will identify three methods to address common behavioral health issues seen in child welfare settings such as behavioral issues, early‐onset psychosis, and substance use disorders.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish the difference between compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma.
  • Participants will identify two methods for self‐care to prevent burnout, compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma.

Who Should Attend

County Child Welfare staff, Group Home staff, Behavioral Health clinicians, Family Partners, Parent Partners and others involved in Continuum of Care Reform implementation.

Register Here

GoToWebinar Registration Link:

Register for all three webinars using this link. After registration, you will be registered for all 3 webinars. Prior to each webinar a link to join the webinar will be sent to you.

Participants can attend one or all webinars in the series. Webinars will also be posted for later viewing.


There is no cost to attend the webinar.

For further information, please contact Kelly Bitz: