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Addressing the Impact of Trauma with Young Children

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Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

Course #: W667

Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs


This workshop utilizes the core components of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) to explore the impact of trauma on the relationship between a young child and parent(s) and provides an introduction to CPP that supports practitioners in making better decisions about traumatized children. The workshop provides a foundation of child trauma and attachment theory, and illustrates the core components with case studies. Participants will explore interventions that attend to safety, promote emotional regulation, repair dyad connections, and promote trauma integration and healing.


Carole Graybill, A.M., LCSW

Carole Graybill, A.M., LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years working with children and families who have experienced trauma. She currently is a child trauma therapist and the coordinator of outreach education and consultation at La Rabida's Chicago Child Trauma Center. In that role, she trains and supports the clinical team in specializing in child trauma. Ms. Graybill is also an endorsed trainer of Child Parent Psychotherapy, a dyad-focused model of treatment with young children that addresses the impact of trauma in a relational context. Ms. Graybill holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Her professional interests also include using play and creative engagement with children and caregivers to more fully support trauma healing.

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