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Preventing Medical Trauma for Children: A Presentation for Families & Professionals

This is a presentation for families and professionals working with children & adults. For Children, medical procedures are usually marked by high arousal states triggered by feelings of being scared and overwhelmed.


Children may transition from a Fight/Flight" mode to a "Freeze" response. The autonomic nervous system may store these experiences as unconscious body memories. This lecture will illustrate Somatic Experiencing (SE) strategies for parents and professionals to use in order to prevent dysregulation, dissociation and the sense of disempowerment often experienced in medical procedures.

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Learn more about working with traumatized children during an in-depth workshop,Traumatized Children: Blending of Somatic Experiencing and Sensory Processing Approaches, Aug. 1-3.
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $20
CEUs: 0.2
  Related Courses  
Teaching Traumatized Children: Exploring the Sensory Memory and the Behavioral Presentations of Traumatized Children
Email us with your interest, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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