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Traumatized Children: Blending of Somatic Experiencing and Sensory Processing Approaches

Difficulties with the organization and processing of sensory stimuli that are related to trauma disorders reflect the pervasive effects of negative life experience in early childhood through adolescence. This experiential workshop provides the link between sensory-motor based interventions and their effectiveness in trauma therapy and in school interventions.

Participants will learn techniques to trauma-proof children and review case studies of sensory presentations in traumatized children and teens. They will learn to link concepts and activities to facilitate the processing and integration of sensory stimuli when treating disorders of trauma.

The core goal of the interventions presented is to promote coherence, embodiment, empowerment and autonomic regulation within the nervous system to facilitate personal and academic success.


Day one is an overview of Somatic Experiencing,a body-centered approach to treating trauma that will help participants understand the physiology of trauma and integrate concepts of containment, resourcing, orienting to safety and more. Skills such as grounding, tracking sensations, titration and more will be introduced.

Days two and three will examine case studies and experiential exercises to help participants identify the correlation between Sensory Processing Disorder and Trauma. Attendees will also learn to differentiate among Sensory Processing Disorders and will learn specific activities for implementing a sensory motor based approach in trauma informed interventions.

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  Dates To Be Announced  
Teaching Traumatized Children: Exploring the Sensory Memory and the Behavioral Presentations of Traumatized Children
For more information, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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