CREDI recently introduced Trauma Workshops for the assessment and treatment of Children and Adolescents facilitated by Clinical Therapist, Mr. Hanif E.A Benjamin, L.M.S.W., B Sc. Child and Adolescent Trauma Expert.
Workshop #1 - Trauma Treatment for Children was held at the Normandie Hotel, St. Anns for three consecutive Saturdays on April 06, 13 and 20.
Workshop #2 - Trauma Treatment for Adolescents was launched at Servol Training Centre, 91 Frederick Street, Port of Spain for three consecutive Saturdays on May 11, 18 and 25.
Each training workshop consisted of 24 contact hours and was held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The workshops which involved a great deal of interaction and skills-based training assisted the participating professionals and para-professionals to identify child/adolescent trauma as well as to recognise when intervention is needed. The feedback was extremely positive.
Participants were drawn from among several ministries, organisations and professionals directly involved in the fields of guidance, social work, psychology and education.
Students were also well represented. In light of the considerable interest in these and other workshops from members of the public, CREDI is open to facilitating additional workshops in the future. Please continue to check for updates on these offerings.
A few pictures from the trauma workshops can be accessed using this link: