Full Course Description

Certificate Course: ARC Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Program Information


  1. Analyze the meaning of complex trauma and communicate three consequences of early complex trauma exposure.
  2. Analyze the role of routines in the caregiving system to enhance a child’s felt safety and stability, and specify why this is important in treatment.
  3. Characterize how the core attachment targets of ARC apply to the participant and/or providers within the participant’s system.
  4. Articulate at least one aspect of self and identity that may be impacted in trauma-exposed youth.
  5. Determine how caregiver ability to identify their own responses to trauma reactions is critical to the recovery process in children who have experienced trauma.
  6. Employ techniques that enable caregivers to depersonalize trauma-driven behaviors and reframe responses to trauma reactions.
  7. Characterize at least two patterns of youth dysregulation, including function of the adaptation.
  8. Establish how strategies for teaching children to identify physiological responses to stress can help them understand and regulate the arousal response.
  9. Employ exercises to help traumatized children identify safe resources and develop effective communication styles.
  10. Support how consistent emotional responses from caregivers can help establish secure attachment.
  11. Determine how self-identity can be developed through exercises that establish positive self-recognition and a future orientation.
  12. Specify how activities that target executive function can be incorporated into trauma treatment to improve impulse control and build problem solving and negotiating skills.


Build a Foundation for Treatment

How to Foster Attachment: Work with the Caregiver System to Build a Safe-Enough Container Regulation: Manage Out of Control Emotions and Reduce Difficult Behaviors Competency: Build Resilience and Establish Identity and Sense of Self

Copyright : 03/08/2018