Trauma Competent Caregiving

This pre-conference will begin with the registration of participants on November 7th between 8:30 and 9:30, lunch between 12:30 and 14:00 and ending on November 8 with lunch 12:30 – 14:00.

The competent care of traumatized children is an intensive course with nine modules. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the objectives of child care and development.
  • Understand the essential skills of the person in charge of caring for children who have been traumatized.
  • Understand the impact that trauma and traumatic stress in childhood can have on child development.
  • Identify reactions that facilitate the positive adaptation of traumatized children.
  • Identify strategies, techniques and new skills that help raise children with a traumatic past.
  • Identify strategies that help children learn to take care of themselves.

Course Structure

Module 1: Trauma and its impact on the life of a child. The module is an introduction to the essential skills of the competent person in caring for children who have suffered trauma and defining the types of trauma.

Module 2: Understanding trauma and its impact in the development process by age. The impact of trauma on child development will be examined.

Module 3: Tour of the competent person in the care of children who have suffered trauma. A presentation of the six characteristics of the person responsible for caring for children who have suffered trauma.

Module 4 – 9: Essential Skills:

  • Maximum increase in child’s sensory safety.
  • How we help the child alleviate overwhelming emotions and develop relationships
  • How we help the child change their difficult behaviors and develop relationships
  • Strengthening older relationships and promoting new, beneficial relationships
  • How we help the child to accept his life story with dignity
  • How to take care of ourselves while we take care of children trainers

The course will be presented by: Alina Muntean, David Lee, Juliana Citirigă and Mirela Mihăileanu, authorized trainees and experienced practitioners in Competent Caregiving Trauma and TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention).

Alina Muntean. Since 2004 he started working with young and abandoned children from Mures County. He wanted to get deeper into these children’s lives and take the work to another level. He then completed the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and a Master in Clinical Counseling and Psychology. He has completed a Systemic Family Therapy training and has participated in trauma training in the US and Romania. A change in her family is that, besides the two biological boys, she also took a little girl and this experience helped her better understand the parent who raised a child with trauma.

David Lee. Chairman of the New Beginning Humanitarian Association. The association is authorized in Internal Adoption. David is a member of ARFO, lives in Braşov and is married to Felicia (from Romania) and has 3 children: Marc, Seth and Olivia.

Julianna Citirigă. Social worker with experience in family care in Bucharest, in the family placement program in Mures County, and now works in an NGO in Braşov, authorized for adoption activities. The love for abandoned and adopted children comes from her life experience, that is, she was adopted at the age of three and a half years from an orphanage in Harghita county. He likes the challenges that test his boundaries and always prefers to tell the truth.

Mirela Mihaileanu. Accredited trainer and attended training courses for children with trauma history for hundreds of adoptive parents, foster families, educators and volunteers as part of the Tzuby’s Kids Training Academy, where he is a founding member. The Mirela’s passion is to understand the changes that take place in the biology and psychology of the child who has been abused, severely neglected, abandoned, and helping parents and caregivers of children contribute to their healing. Mirela’s conviction is that the fundamental right of every child is to grow into a permanent family where children find their affiliation, safety and psycho-emotional balance so necessary to recover the traumas suffered.