Trauma Informed Reflective Supervision Monthly sessions
Working with children who have experienced trauma can lead to high levels of vicarious trauma and possibly burnout, this course ensures participants are given the appropriate support and time for reflection needed to be happy and successful in their careers. Supervisors who have experience implementing Trauma Informed Care strategies in school settings will lead small groups of 5-6 educators in monthly confidential discussions on the following topics: Self Care, Vicarious Trauma, Trauma Response, the Role of Mental Health professionals versus the role of Educators in supporting students with trauma, and support systems in schools. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect deeply on the impact of working with children with trauma on their personal functioning and their own approaches in the classroom.
Reflective supervision is not therapy. It is focused on experiences, thoughts, and feelings directly connected with the work. Reflective supervision is characterized by active listening and thoughtful questioning by both parties. The role of the supervisor is to help the supervision group to answer their own questions and to provide the support and knowledge necessary to guide decision-making. In addition, the supervisor and group provides an empathetic, nonjudgmental ear to the supervisee. Working through complex emotions in a “safe place” allows the supervisee to manage the stress they experience on the job. It also allows the staff person to experience the very sort of relationship that they are expected to provide for students and families in schools.
Join our Reflective Supervision groups which occur every Thursday 1-3pm PST and 4:30-6:30PM PST (4:30-6:30pm EST, 7:30-9:30pm EST) via Zoom. $400 for 5 sessions . 1.5 Semester Units are available for an additional fee from Cal State East Bay.
Register here and reserve your space in our groups.