CoDI (Co-Occurring Disorders Institute) 2-day free Training

Date:   Monday, May 02, 2016
Time:   9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

When: Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3, 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Co-Occurring Disorders Institute (CoDi) located at 11921 E PW Hwy

From Palmer – the office is located just past N. Hemmer Rd on the right hand side in the white building set off from the road.

From Wasilla –  turn left just prior to the light at N. Hemmer Rd

Trainer: Betsy Woodin, Family Support Specialist, Wasilla ACRF office

This is a CODI staff training but there are 5-10 spots open to Mat-Su Resource Families. You can register for half day, all day or both days but space is limited. (Free Lunch provided to those that attend the whole day.) You must pre-register by calling 376-4678 as soon as possible to reserve a spot and earn up to 14 foster parent training hours.                                   

***************Monday, May 2nd Agenda******************

9:00-9:45 Introduction to ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences): Adverse Childhood Experiences impact not only the present, but follow into adulthood and have biological, medical and social consequences.  How can we harness resiliency and community supports to address ACEs impact?   

9:45-11:30 “Paper Tigers” DVD: Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film examines the inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities - a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of ACES.   This movie offers a look into what is meant by trauma informed environments that heal instead of punish and lays a foundation for Alaskans to make our own communities more healing for children and youth.

11:30-12:00 Lunch and small group discussion

12:00-4:00 FASD 101: This training will cover the historical, biomedical and clinical background of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and other disorders related to prenatal exposure to alcohol, known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

***************Tuesday, May 3rd Agenda******************

9:00-11:30 Trauma Informed Caregiving: How do you parent traumatized children effectively and help them heal? Start by following these principles.   

11:30-12:00 Lunch and small group discussion 

12:00-4:00 FASD 201: This class will explore strategies, programs and local resources for working with children and adults that experience Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.