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Fighting an Invisible Enemy - COVID-19

Fighting an Invisible Enemy - COVID-19

COVID-19 lives among us, for now, like an invisible enemy whose influence is only seen through its impacts on us or those around us. Knowing it is out there but being unable to clearly see it, creates a stress response in all of us. The paradox of this pandemic is that when stressed humans have a biological drive to flock toward safe others, which when done in traditional ways (physical connection) is one of the most dangerous things we can do. So, as we identify what you are already doing to emotionally connect from a physical distance, let’s explore together the top five resilience factors that help us move through toxic levels of stress and beyond it. We will start by exploring how you already support the growth of resilience in those you serve. Then we will build new ways to expand the resilience of those we serve, our staff and ourselves during these paradoxical and uncertain times. OBJECTIVES Identify COVID’s impact on the Fear Cascade Identify and use resilience-based interventions to assist those we serve and ourselves in regulating during chronic, uncertain stress like COVID. Identify the five good things found in mutually enhancing relationships and how to accomplish them from a physical distance Lead along the Cliffs of Safety and develop COVID specific resilience-based planning for themselves, a loved one or someone they serve. This session is designed for those who have a basic understanding of trauma and wish to become more knowledgeable and skilled in supporting those who have experienced complex trauma. The interventions and supports described in this training are designed for use not just by clinicians, but also direct support staff, family members and others who interact with and care for the person who has experienced trauma. Mary Vicario LPCC-S is a Certified Trauma Specialist who holds a Certificate in Traumatic Studies from The Child Trauma Center at The Justice Resource Institute. She has over 30 years of experience working with survivors turning the latest research into interventions for all ages and abilities. She was an American Counseling Association delegate to China & Mongolia, participated in a conference on human trafficking and guest lectured at Universities in Germany, receives training at International Trauma Conferences and Harvard Medical School, is a trainer for Ohio Child Welfare, co-authored the Foster Parents' Survival Guide, an article on Relational-Cultural Play Therapy in The International Journal of Play Therapy, trauma-responsive curricula and a textbook chapter on the neurobiology of attachment, trauma and repair from infant to adolescence in Counseling Children & Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development & Diversity, Sondra Smith-Adcock and Catherine Tucker Eds. Mary is honored to provide Trauma Responsive Care Certification through the Tristate Trauma Network for anyone working with trauma survivors. Mary can be reached at www.findinghopeconsulting.com
Longing to Belong: How Moving From Rupture to Repair Builds Resilience, Belonging and Trust

Longing to Belong: How Moving From Rupture to Repair Builds Resilience, Belonging and Trust

Rupture and Repair are a part of everyday life. Throughout our day we have little missteps in our connections with one another, and without even noticing we find ways to repair them. Danae Riggs reminds us that the power of the work we do is our ability to “be human with other humans.” Repairing relational ruptures is one way we do this. Think of how often we recognize that our intention was one thing, and our impact was another, and then we find a way to work though it and arrive on even ground again. Just like hiking and climbing, all the effort that goes into repairing ruptures builds the perseverance and skills we need to develop resilience, trust and belonging. Sherryl Turkel calls it, ‘Practicing our humanity.” Come explore with us, the ways we build resilience, trust and belonging every day. We will also address how to help those whose ruptures have not been repaired learn how to feel safe enough to begin to practice and grow these much-needed skills. Skills, which build the grounded feeling that you not only belong but have the ability to work through differences to make your connections even stronger. Objectives: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: 1. Use interventions to treat ruptures as repairable and encourage that repair by creating environments where it feels safe enough to make mistakes. 2. Use interventions to address mistakes as a part of learning and engage them to develop creativity, diversity and relational repair in those they serve and support. 3. Use interventions to create interactions and environments where diversity is celebrated as a resource for its role in relational repair, adaptability and survival for all. This session is designed for those who have a basic understanding of trauma and wish to become more knowledgeable and skilled in supporting those who have experienced complex trauma. The interventions and supports described in this training are designed for use not just by clinicians, but also direct support staff, family members and others who interact with and care for the person who has experienced trauma. ABOUT THE RESILIENCE PROJECT The Resilience Project is administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBH) with the support of these partner agencies: Child Focus, Inc., Hamilton County DD Services, Clermont County Board of DD, Clermont and Butler County FCF, and HOPE Community Center for Mental Wellness. The Resilience Project is funded by a grant from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). Mary Vicario LPCC-S is a Certified Trauma Specialist who holds a Certificate in Traumatic Studies from The Child Trauma Center at The Justice Resource Institute. She has over 30 years of experience working with survivors turning the latest research into interventions for all ages and abilities. She was an American Counseling Association delegate to China & Mongolia, participated in a conference on human trafficking and guest lectured at Universities in Germany, receives training at International Trauma Conferences and Harvard Medical School, is a trainer for Ohio Child Welfare, co-authored the Foster Parents' Survival Guide, an article on Relational-Cultural Play Therapy in The International Journal of Play Therapy, trauma-responsive curricula and a textbook chapter on the neurobiology of attachment, trauma and repair from infant to adolescence in Counseling Children & Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development & Diversity, Sondra Smith-Adcock and Catherine Tucker Eds. Mary is honored to provide Trauma Responsive Care Certification through the Tristate Trauma Network for anyone working with trauma survivors. Mary can be reached at www.findinghopeconsulting.com Learn more www.growingresilienceohio.org