Healing Approaches - Advancing Adolescent Reproductive Health with Trauma in Mind
Trauma-informed approaches to sex education and youth outreach are essential in helping youth-serving professionals effectively engage adolescents. When trusted adults are equipped with effective tools to discuss and address sensitive issues, they are more likely to provide young people with age-appropriate, medically accurate and empathetic education and resources. Their referral processes will also be based on evidence and solutions focused.
This training will provide basic information about trauma while focusing on ways youth-serving professionals can effectively promote resilience, healing and take care of themselves in the process.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Define/understand Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and resilience
- Reflect on personal concerns and /or biases related to addressing adolescent reproductive health
- Create personal check list for self-care
- Practice communication that reflects a healing/trauma-informed approaches
- Implement as least one healing/ trauma-informed approach to adolescent reproductive health in their work
Kim Wicker, LMSW
Partner Engagement Coordinator
Kimberley joined Fact Forward in February 2010 after serving as program director for Newberry County Teen Pregnancy Prevention (a program of the Family Service Center of South Carolina) for six years. Kimberley received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Columbia College (2002) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of South Carolina (2008). She has remarkable experience in youth outreach programs and advocacy activities for young people. In addition to her educational background, Kimberley has been able to gain professional training in service learning, parenting education, outreach and strategic communications. In her current role, Kimberley is responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of educational strategies that meet the needs of the agency's target markets, with an emphasis on social worker outreach.
November 13, 2020
Late registration must be approved by the training department (firstname.lastname@example.org) and is subject to a $35 late registration fee.