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Trauma Informed Care with Foster Care and Adoptive Children

  • 28 Feb 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online (Zoom)


(depends on selected options)

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  • Select this option if you are a FMHCA member who wants attendance to be reported to CE Broker for CEUs.
  • Select this option if you would like to attend this webinar, but you are not a member of FMHCA. If you request CEUs, your attendance will be reported to CE Broker.


DescriptionThis workshop will give an overview of the impact of trauma on brain development, health risks, behaviors, mental health diagnosis, and practical considerations in care in which attendees can assist children in overcoming the effects of trauma in the child welfare system.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-883184

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the areas of the brain that are impacted as a result of trauma.
  2. Identify how trauma impacts children in foster care and adoption (Define child traumatic stress).
  3. Practice Considerations: What can mental health providers do to help children and their families within the trauma informed care lens.

About the Presenters:

Paula, a native to Central Florida, has 18 years of experience in the field of social work; with a focus on substance abuse and trauma as it effects adolescents and young adults. Her experience includes 11 years as Director for the Juvenile Addiction’s Receiving Facility in Orlando, 7 years as an adjunct for UCF in the Social Work Department, 6 years as a corporate trainer on trauma, and as Director of Social Services for inpatient care. Paula has lead trainings presented in over 20 state and national conferences dealing with trauma, attachment issues, LGBTQ+ issues, human trafficking indicators and aid to survivors, and social determinants of health. She also dedicated time to the NASW as a board member as well as development of programs and mentoring early career professionals and students with the NASW. Paula is the recipient of several awards in the field including the 2013 NASW Social Worker of the Years for the Central Florida unit and the 2013 Outstanding Alumni for COHPA for UCF. A native Floridian, Paula has worked to strengthen the community in Central Florida through her dedication to education and working to increase awareness for issues concerning mental health. She currently works at Positive Behavioral Solutions as the clinical supervisor and as a therapist where she integrates her passion for use of the expressive arts as a medium for healing trauma. 

Miranda is the Clinical Manager of PBS. Miranda has over 5 years of experience in the mental health field, including experience in woman issues, adoption, domestic violence, and trauma. She is passionate about using empowerment based approaches with clients. Miranda has experience leading trainings on domestic violence, de-escalation, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, adoption competency, person centered therapy techniques trainings. Miranda has experience with trainings on clinical documentation, telehealth training, new therapist training, in addition to overseeing and training new interns and therapists on best practices, diagnosis, ethics, and more.

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