Trauma's Impact on the Family

6 Contact Hours

Course Length6 Contact Hours
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Trauma's Impact on the Family

The course will look at many different types of trauma and how exposure by one or more family members may impact every person as well how the family functions. Family members may be exposed to trauma through a critical incident such as an accident, disaster, violent attack, or sexual assault. For some, exposure to trauma comes as a part of their occupation in the military, law enforcement, fire service, medicine or mental health. In any situation, the family may be unaware of how trauma will impact the individual and most often they are not aware that the entire family will feel the effects. Understanding how traumatic stress impacts the mind and body as well as relationships and systems will equip families to cope. The class will also look are tools that can foster resilience and enhance recovery. It is not just possible for families to survive the impacts of traumatic stress, but to thrive and grow even stronger when they are educated and equipped to face it.

What You'll Learn

  • Summarize the Human Stress Response and the impact it has on mind, body, and spirit.
  • Identify the typical responses to Post Traumatic Stress.
  • Recognize the impact of the “Adrenalin-Driven Lifestyle” at work and home.
  • Differentiate between coping tools and self-medication.
  • Apply healthy skills and techniques to reduce stress.
  • Develop a Post Traumatic Growth & Resiliency Mindset for individuals and work cultures.