Prevent Child Abuse Network (PCAN) trainings are held quarterly to keep the community updated on the latest trends and best practices. The next training will occur in early Spring at South Orange County Family Resource Center. Reylena Lopez, MSW will present “Trauma Informed Care Part 2: Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness Exercises for All Ages.”
During the presentation she will demonstrate how trauma impacts a child’s ability to regulate his or her emotions. Lopez says, according to research and work in the field, “Many children struggle with regulating their emotions, and there is a need to inform staff, children, and mentors of these behavioral challenges.” For example, she explains that children may lack basic coping mechanisms and become more particular or anxious when they are experiencing or have experienced some form of trauma. Throughout her presentation, Lopez will provide mindfulness and grounding exercises for participants to complete together with the children they help.
If you are interested in attending this upcoming training, email firstname.lastname@example.org.