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Recognizing and Identifying Family Trauma: An Overview

Course: #2123Level: Intermediate 1.02 Hours 263 Reviews

Our clients’ childhood environment shapes the foundation for their sense of self, how they feel about the world, and how they relate to others. If they experienced trauma or dysfunction along the way, it likely disrupted the pathways to these fundamental structures. Therefore, many of the reasons why clients come to see us have to do with their traumatic experiences, especially relational traumas. This webinar explores evidence-based techniques for working with survivors navigating the repercussions of family trauma.

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Course Type: Video, Audio

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the major elements of family trauma, including abuse, trauma, dysfunction, and other traumatic elements.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain unhealthy vs healthy family traits.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the ways that family trauma can impact clients in adulthood and identify strategies to promote healing.

Course created on May 3, 2024


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes What is Family Trauma?
20-35 Minutes Unhealthy Family Traits vs Healthy Family Traits
35-45 Minutes Impact of Family Trauma
45-55 Minutes Strategies for Promoting Healing & Recovery
55-64 Minutes Summary and Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Kaytlyn Gillis received an honorarium for presenting this course. She offers trainings, webinars, keynote speeches, publications, and interviews, and has authored the books "Invisible Bruises," "It's Not High Conflict, It's Post Separation Abuse," and "Breaking the Cycle: The 6 Stages of Healing from Family Trauma". Non-financial disclosures: Kaytlyn Gillis has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by continued Social Work.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Continued, provider #1742, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 03/27/2024 – 03/27/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 clinical continuing education credits.

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This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886834032-4240), for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

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