Trauma & the Brain
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We have all heard about how our children's early traumatic experiences have lasting impacts on their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Many of us see the consequences of these early experiences in our children's everyday functioning. But, do you ever think about how these experiences have impacted their physical brain development? In this training, King & Casey Jones of Carolina Family and Maternal Counseling in Matthews will share with us how trauma affects the brain, how you can better assess how it has affected your child's brain and learn some interventions that will help heal the brain.
King Jones, LCSW, has extensive experience working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have also completed certification through the Child Trauma Academy through Phase I of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™ (NMT™). This allows him to complete NMT™ Metrics, also referred to as “Brain Maps,” that provide an organizational picture of an individual’s brain development. These NMT™ Metrics are used to assist caretakers in better understanding how an individual’s history impacts current functioning and to recommend interventions that can help the individual and his/her support system.
Casey Jones , LCSW, has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, oppositional and defiant behaviors, and issues related to attention, hyperactivity, adjustment, attachment, and trauma. She has worked with many families through the processes of reunification, foster care, and adoption. In addition to my professional work, I serve as a board member and run a free support group for the local Charlotte non-profit Mind Body Baby.
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