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Virtual Education - You Don't Have To Be a Therapist To Be Therapeutic

  • 06 Jan 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Virtual

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A THERAPIST TO BE THERAPEUTIC: HOW PARKS & RECREATION LEADERS CAN RECOGNIZE TRAUMA & PROMOTE RESILIENCE

JANUARY 6, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:15 PM CT | 0.2 CEUS 
Dr. Mimi Graham, Director
Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy

This two-hour session will provide the basics of trauma and adverse childhood experiences including understanding the impact of trauma on brain development, behavior, and mental and physical health. Attendees will learn strategies for working with children with trauma histories and how to use a trauma informed approach to achieve better outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to identify trauma.
  • Describe ACEs as a significant risk factor to later life and health disparities.
  • Integrate strategies for working with children with trauma histories into work.


About Dr. Mimi Graham: Dr. Mimi Graham, is Director of Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, a center of excellence in trauma, infant mental health, human trafficked pregnant teens, and policy & best practices during the pivotal first 1,000 days of life.  She pioneered a statewide infant mental health movement building clinical capacity, co-founding the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health and infusing infant mental health across systems as showcased in Florida’s Cutting-Edge Trauma Initiatives.   As a member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Children, she spearheads Florida’s Early Childhood Court Initiative, integrating mental health into courts to break the multigenerational cycle of ACEs.  She is a Fellow of Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families and recipient of the 2019 Voice for Children Award, 2017 Florida Tax Watch Productivity Award for Early Childhood Court, and the Children’s Advocate Award, Legal Services of North Florida and the Florida Bar’s Medal of Honor.




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