This short course will present participants with an overview of childhood trauma. You will learn symptoms and behaviors that children display following a traumatic event and ways adults/caregivers can be helpful in supporting children that endure trauma. You will also explore evidence-based treatments around childhood trauma.
OutcomesParticipants will be able to:
Identify three symptoms that children display when they have endured a traumatic event
Describe two types of treatment for children who have experienced trauma
Describe three ways adults/caregivers can support children who have experienced trauma
Concordia Graduate & Continuing Studies is an approved provider of social work continuing education for MN (MNBSW) and ND (NDBSWE).
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Kelli Gast, LCSW, LICSW, IECMHAssistant ProfessorSocial Work DepartmentConcordia College
Kelli Gast, Assistant Social Work Professor at Concordia College, received her BA from Concordia College, with a major in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. She earned her MSW from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and North Dakota. She has worked in the Fargo-Moorhead community since then in several capacities, including doing professional home-based services, children’s day treatment, and outpatient services. Professor Gast is certified in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the University of Minnesota and has extensive training in early intervention and trauma work with young children and families. Most recently, she worked full time in a faculty position at the University of North Dakota. Her teaching included Trauma-Informed Practice, Mental Health Assessment, Social Work Policy, Supervision, Children’s Mental Health, Clinical Diagnosing and Working with Individuals.
Graduate & Continuing Studies901 8th St SMoorhead, MN 56562Concordia Collegecontinue@cord.edu218.299.3567
Dr. Laurie Dahleydahley@cord.edu
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