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WHY IS TREATING INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA AND INCREASING FAMILY RESILIENCE IMPORTANT?
Intergenerational trauma can be complicated to treat and negatively impacts the family & child's well-being and healing. When intergenerational trauma is untreated & parents remain frustrated, there is an increased chance of harsh parenting, as well as child abuse. It can also be hard for parents to engage in therapy when their child has experience trauma because...they have too. Parents can be easily triggered and feel like a failure when their child or teen misbehaves or acts out...even when the child's reactivity is normal and expected due to the trauma history. Children who are expected to heal without the support of parents & family struggle with feeling like they are healing alone.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS APPROACH FOR AN AGENCY OR REFERRAL SOURCE?
The graduated intensity of group sessions and program structure reduces risk of early drop out and missed appointments. When clients attend online or in-person workshops, it harnesses the power of learning from others with common experience. It also reduces isolation for parents dealing with difficult behaviors in their children or teen. When the ITP is provided to the biological parents, extended family, social workers, and foster parents, there is a common language and approach to the child's needs. In addition, if done in a group format there is cost-savings to the referral source. Clients may have gained the necessary skills by the end of Phase 1 or 2 and can end participation after either of those phases which is further cost savings to the agency.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS APPROACH FOR THE THERAPIST?
Implementing the ITP in your practice will provide you and your practice with an additional stream of income in addition to seeing regular clients. The therapist's hourly rate is increased by using a group format and working with a group of people rather than one person at a time. In addition, the individual or referral source pays a lower hourly rate for groups which provides them with a cost savings. That is a WIN-WIN! If your practice has a waiting list or if services are in high demand in your area, the use of the group format can decrease wait times and provide services to a larger number of people. The program is easily customizable for specific populations including Indigenous clients, multigenerational families, refugees, etc. In addition, the ITP harnesses the power of group process to maintain a slow approach for addressing more difficult, trauma related content. This graduated approach helps to decrease premature drop out from therapy. As a result of these benefits, the risk of burnout for the therapist when working with significant trauma is also reduced.
WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA PROGRAM?
The ITP is based on the most current, up-to-date neurobiological research. Therefore, the interventions are rooted in science but easy to understand. Polyvagal interventions are deeply woven into the group sessions and activities in all phases of the program. Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology interventions support the parents understanding of emotional development and developing trauma informed understanding of the child's experience & behavior. Parents are taught developmental stages that support positive growth for their child or teen and attachment based strategies to build a strong parent-child/teen bond. In addition, family resilience strategies are used to further build positive relationships among family members and may include extended family when appropriate. The ITP fits with any other intervention for trauma & attachment (ie., EMDR, Brainspotting, Theraplay, Circle of Security, etc.) In more complex cases, the use of additional interventions may be necessary during Phases 2 or 3 or following completion of Phase 3.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM TREAT INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA?
The three phases of intervention creates a gentle, graduated progression from building understanding and capacity related to trauma & attachment disruptions to supporting the parents healing. By healing the parent's unresolved trauma, the child or teen is supported in the parent-child relationship and trauma related behaviors decrease and disappear!
The three phase model of intervention that combines group psychoeducation, group process, and family based interventions. Phase 1 is based on creating safety and stabilization. During this phase, interventions are aimed at increasing the parent's capacity to understand children's behavior from a trauma informed perspective and increase capacity for the parent to co-regulate the child's reactive or shutdown behaviors. Phase 2 is based on resolving and integrating the parent's unresolved trauma history to address impacts of intergenerational trauma in the parent. This phase also aims to reduce the parent's reactivity to the child's behavior and building further understanding of child development and effective therapeutic parenting strategies. Phase 3 is based on building family resilience with parent-child interventions and strengthening the parent-child bond.
- 12 months access to the Intergenerational Trauma Program Mastermind with access to the parent group videos, therapist training videos, group materials & handouts, marketing templates, google drive links accessible 24/7 from any device.
- Facilitators guide with outlines of group content and group activities.
- Participant's workbook with reproducible worksheets for each session.
- Videos done by Dr. Woods to introduce the concepts and worksheets to your groups and clients (if you would like to use them to support your presentation style).
- Weekly Live Group Q&A in the Facebook group with Dr. Woods.
- Monthly group consultation meetings to review cases and get support.
- Monthly guest expert or specialty trainings on topics relevant to trauma & resilience.
- Exclusive VIP FB Support & Accountability Group
- [Bonus] Supporting Children with Sexual Behavior Problems course (Value $297)
- [Bonus] Sales & marketing training with templates, designs and email marketing templates done by expert marketer Tiana Smith.