by Decca Knight, MAEd, LPSC, CTP-C
Interacting with children affected by trauma can be challenging and frustrating for parents, counselors, educators, social workers, etc.
On the surface, many who have experienced trauma appear to be hyperactive, inattentive, learning disabled, or defiant. The symptoms and behavior, however, may be the result of trauma’s impact.
This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the following:
Definition of trauma
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study
The neurobiology of trauma
Behavioral and emotional presentation
Expression of trauma through implicit and explicit memory
The spectrum of trauma’s impact on social, emotional, and academic domains
Decca Knight is the Owner of Blue Ridge Parenting and Consulting, Co-Owner of Connected Child Consulting, and the Coordinator or Trauma-Informed Care for Roanoke City Schools. Decca is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional School Counselor, and Certified Trauma Practitioner – Clinical. She has worked in schools and in private practice and partners with various agencies and organizations throughout SW Virginia and beyond.