This webinar is designed to introduce behavior analysts to the concepts of trauma and trauma-informed care from a behavior-analytic perspective. Learners will be guided in conceptualizing trauma-related behaviors from a behavior-analytic perspective and in identifying behavior-analytic approaches to promoting the wellness and success of individuals experiencing traumatic stress.
Lyndsie Erdy is a training and consulting specialist at the Devereux Center for Effective Schools. Lyndsie is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania, a nationally certified school psychologist, and a board-certified behavior analyst-doctoral. Her research interests include the use of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to address the needs of both students and staff, particularly in urban and alternative school settings.
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- Define “trauma,” “traumatic events,” and “traumatic stress.”
- Explain the relevance of trauma to the work of behavior analysts.
- Identify the principles of trauma-informed care.
- Explain the commonalities between the principles of trauma-informed care and the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (BACB, 2020).
- Describe considerations for communicating with stakeholders about trauma.