Level 1: OT Attachment and Trauma-Focused Training
January 23 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Build your expertise in pediatric trauma and attachment. Child abuse and trauma in the U.S. and globally is on the rise, and so is the need for highly skilled Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) trained to effectively treat a child living with the after-effects of trauma, violence, or neglect. The Level 1: Occupational Therapy Attachment and Trauma-Focused Training is a peer-developed, expert-led professional training that initiates the bridge for OTs and OTAs with the education, training, research, and resources needed to offer trauma informed care in pediatric occupational therapy. This workshop is the first tier of coursework to be completed for an OT trauma and attachment certificate. It is the requirement to enter the second tier discussing assessment more in-depth, and the third tier which will focus on intervention. In this workshop, participants learn about a therapist’s role in attachment and trauma informed care, recent research, diverse approaches of theorists, and the occupational function needed to help a developing child grow into the different roles across multiple settings. Instructors will orient participants to different evidence-based techniques to care for the pediatric client, including the theory of sensory integration practice and developmental as well as care team collaboration strategies.