Sun, Mar 27|
How Trauma Changes the Brain: Understanding Trauma and Skill Building
Symptoms resulting from trauma can impact one's learning, reasoning, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and communication abilities.
Time & Location
Mar 27, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Time of Butterflies provides the right resources to help you to start building skills sets require to accomplish your goals. Symptoms resulting from trauma can directly impact some someone's learning, reasoning, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and communication abilities. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain confidence through skill building.
About the Workshop:
This workshop will focus on the importance of understanding trauma and begin to unfold how it can affect our daily lives especially when making choices. Researchers have found that traumatic stress reactions are normal reactions to abnormal circumstances. We will dive into how trauma affects cognitive and emotional well-being more than we think. The goal for this workshop is to nurture talents we already have but have been impacted by trauma. These skills can be passing an interviewing, articulation development, problem-solving, reasoning, retention of new information, emotional intelligence, and communication abilities.
This workshop will be facilitated by Nahir Crespo in collaboration with Time of Butterflies.
Nahir Crespo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having obtained her MSW from Wheelock University with a concentration on Child and Family therapy. Nahir subsequently worked for DCF in various roles from direct care to management. She was a member of the Diversity Committee, Family Group Conferencing Team and Father’s Group Facilitator as well as a Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) Instructor. She has also hosted college courses (Grad & Undergrad) at Wheelock College specific to Child Protective Services.
Most recently Nahir served as a Project Manager at DC’s Department of Youth & Rehabilitative Services. In this role she created and executed what is now known as the Y.OU.R. Program, Youth Overcoming Unjust Realities. The Y.O.U.R. Program was adopted as one of the agency’s official responses to working with identified youth who have been committed to DYRS. The goal of the program is to creatively disrupt the existing cycle of violence for our committed youth through a multi-disciplinary effort using a Restorative Justice approach. Nahir, currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff of Corporate Operations at ValidaTek.
Please contact us with any questions you might have about the workshop.