This Parent Training Group is for families working with the Adoption Center of Illinois.
These trainings are designed to provide caregivers with an introduction to Trauma, Complex Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, as well as a brief overview of Attachment and how it can be impacted by developmental trauma.
Why The Knowledge Center at Chaddock?
Chaddock is an affiliate member site of the National Children Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) demonstrating its expertise in developing and fostering trauma-informed systems. Numerous evidence-informed interventions have been implemented at Chaddock, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), Theraplay, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), and Psychological First Aid (PFA). These interventions have been offered in multiple settings including a residential treatment center, foster care services, educational settings (public schools, alternative programs, and special education schools), an outpatient program, and a detention center. Not all interventions are effective with every child in every situation. Thus, developing traumainformed organizations and systems is imperative. Chaddock’s accredited, non-public special education school serves children, ages 6-21, whose traumatic experiences and resulting behaviors have exceeded their home school district’s resources and ability to meet their educational needs. Each school year, Chaddock’s school serves children from an average of 40 different Illinois school districts. As a result, the information and strategies presented in the proposed training are not simply theoretical, but also tested and fine-tuned in the classroom environment. Chaddock has provided trauma and attachment-based training throughout the U.S. as well for professionals from five continents.
Kirsty Ruggles is the Knowledge Center Manager at Chaddock in Quincy, IL. She has worked with children and families at Chaddock for over 4 years, within Chaddock’s Outpatient Program, Chaddock’s Special Education School, Chaddock’s residential program, within various local school districts and through The Knowledge Center at Chaddock. Kirsty has experience in the following areas: outpatient therapy, sensory interventions, social/emotional groups, school-based therapy, training and consultation. She has also been a part of a partnership with Chaddock, the Tracy Family Foundation and the LUME Institute in bringing the LUME approach to West Central Illinois. The LUME approach has been training early childhood educators on how to emotionally partner with children to reduce the impact of trauma and ACE’s through a psychodynamic approach, developing values and character, and promoting early literacy and language. Kirsty has trained and presented throughout IL., on a range of topics including trauma-informed practices, early attachment and developmental trauma, sensory interventions and mindfulness. Prior to her work at Chaddock, Kirsty worked with children and families in both the U.S.A. and U.K.. Kirsty has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from University of Wales, U.K. as well as a Masters in Forensic Psychology from the University of Leicester, U.K.
Attendees will learn about various topics including, but not limited to; The Impact of Trauma on the Brain / How Disruptions in Attachments Impact a Child / Sensory Issues in the Traumatized Child / Trauma Informed Tips and Tools for Managing Problematic Behavior /Self-Awareness & The Role of the Parent / Self-Care for the Caregiver.
Monthly training sessions would take place online (every 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning October 15, 2019) using a HIPAA Compliant Zoom Room.
Participants will need a computer with audio and visual capabilities (web cam and microphone) in order to join successfully.
Participants must be aware that information shared during the training may be sensitive and is subjected to confidentiality (a confidentiality agreement will be sent to participants prior to training).
Training Days: 1hr, 1 x Per Month, 6 months minimum commitment.
Cost: $60 ($10 per person, per hour, per month).
*Please note that cost is per individual therefore couples will need to purchase two tickets.
Please do not hesitate to contact Kirsty Ruggles at The Knowledge Center if you have additional questions: email@example.com