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Tue, Jan 16


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Trauma Toolbox Training

Free, online training for all adoptive, pre-adoptive, foster and kinship parents and caregivers in Minnesota

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Trauma Toolbox Training
Trauma Toolbox Training

Time & Location

Jan 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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About the Event

Description:  Every child who experiences the child welfare system has some level of trauma. Understanding the biology of trauma allows us to be better prepared to work with our children. Christy has extensive experience working with children in both inpatient and outpatient mental health. She works with parents and caregivers to help children be successful. The intensity of feelings for both the parent and child can be overwhelming.  This training will add strategies to your toolbox for working with children in highly emotional situations. 

The goal of this training is to help you:

1. Identify at least two strategies (or more) you feel you could implement.

2. Identify when a child is dysregulated, know what part of the brain is working and how best to communicate with the child.


The presentation will last for one hour and the remaining time will be open for questions.

Presenter: Christy Wilkie, LCSW | Dakota Family Services Outpatient Mental Health Care

Christy holds a master’s in social work from Purdue University. She is certified in Structural Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronis Stress (SPAECS) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She provides therapy for children, adolescents and young adults who have complexbehavioral health issues, including anxiety, depression, chronic stress and trauma.


Certificate of attendance will be provided for one and a half hours.

Hosted by: ​Keatha McLeod, Therapeutic Foster Care Coordinator

​​ | 701.446.7652


Services are intended to be inclusive and accessible. For questions or accommodation requests connected to a disability, please contact Keatha.



This service is provided by funding made possible by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


The audience is for Minnesota residents only.


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