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STAR-T: Secondary Trauma Activates Resiliency Training

Thursday, September 15, 2022
11:30 am1:00 pm
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Secondary Trauma Activates Resilience Training
STAR-T Daily Resiliency Skills for Human Service Workers

Human service workers and medical providers are subject to secondary trauma exposure in their work settings. This training presents the STAR-T model, an integration of attachment theory, trauma theory, neuro-science, and embodiment theory that will equip workers with the skills they need to begin to turn secondary trauma exposure into strength.

1. Understand how secondary trauma spreads through the nervous system of workers as a result of effective trauma informed work.
2. Understand the basics of how our threat systems work and how we can engage other aspects of our mammalian protection system to turn secondary trauma into resilience.
3. Learn three practical awareness skills that engage the body and the creative mind in transforming secondary trauma.
4. Maximize your ability to communicate effectively through tele health and zoom platforms.

About the presenter:
Andrew R. Laue, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Missoula and Polson, Montana. In addition to the clinical work he does with individuals, couples and families, he supervises 30 psychotherapists in the Western Montana region, He is the chief trainer for the National Association of Social Workers Montana Chapter’s course in Clinical Supervision. In 2017, he won a National County Association award for his Secondary Trauma Group work with the Missoula County Attorney’s office. He is passionate about creating sustainability for human service professionals through the process of identifying secondary trauma that occurs from the intensity of human service work. He consults with many agencies about the delivery and complexity of mental health practice. These include First Step Missoula at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Partnership for Children, Inter Mountain Mental Health Center, Partnership Health Center, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Social Services Department.