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FEI to Present at Power of Connections Symposium

14 Aug. 2018 Posted by aadams

Trauma informed approaches to communication and intervention.

FEI will present sessions at the upcoming Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Power of Connections Symposium, running August 21-24 at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, Ga.

FEI Senior Director Terri Howard is presenting the workshop “Safety, Connection & Managing Emotions: Trauma Informed Crisis Intervention” on August 23 at 10:15 a.m. EST and August 24 at 10:15 a.m. EST.

The workshop will discuss types of trauma, trauma-informed care, and the best practice of incorporating this approach in order to prevent re-traumatization and the potential for violence. Through practical application and takeaways, participants will learn key principles of a trauma-informed approach and opportunities for building and enhancing crisis intervention teams.

Additionally, Howard will present the workshop “Is Your Communication Affecting Behavior?” on August 23 at 1:45 p.m. EST and August 24 at 12:45 p.m. EST.

This session will explore how we communicate, trauma-informed approaches to communication, and the communication tools at-risk individuals use to express themselves and meet their needs. Participants will explore strategies to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to interventions utilized, ultimately allowing them to communicate in ways that provide dignity and respect.

Please visit the DBHDD website to learn more about the Power of Connections Symposium or
FEI’s workshops.