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Trauma Informed Care for Young Children
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
Trauma Informed Care for Young Children
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Facilitated by Jen Kamel


In this interactive session, participants will be introduced to Trauma Informed Care, how trauma effects development and behavior, and how to intervene when interacting with traumatized children.  Participants will learn about different types of trauma, how trauma affects the developing brain, protective factors to trauma, and what they can do to provide sensitive compassionate care to children who have experienced trauma.

This training will benefit a broad range of staff and professionals from education, healthcare, housing, child welfare, early childhood, judicial, law enforcement, systems of care, youth and family advocates, community and mental health services, as well as for people who have experienced trauma themselves.

About the Presenter

Jen Kamel is the Chief Clinical Officer at Amara, a child welfare agency.  In that role she oversees the program areas that serve children in foster care.  She has worked in the social work and mental health field for 20 years including working for Child Protective Services, community mental health, and as a school social worker.  She is also a foster parent.  Jen believes that children and families deserve to receive high quality early intervention to prevent out of home placement when possible and a clear path to permanency, preferably safe reunification, when it is necessary.

This event is FREE for all of City of Seattle DEEL staff and DEEL's early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, and the Step Ahead Program!

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2018-19 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing diversity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Thank you to the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) who has provided free registrations for all of City of Seattle DEEL staff and DEEL's early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, and the Step Ahead Program for each event this year!

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning

We would like to express our deep gratitude to Amara and for their invaluable contribution to this workshop:

Amara Puts Kids First

Many thanks to the Bertschi School whose generous support made this series possible:

The Bertschi School

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Wednesday Dec 05, 2018 6:30 PM - Wednesday Dec 05, 2018 8:30 PM | Free - $165.00


Amara (View)
5907 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
Seattle, WA 98118
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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