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Developmental Repair Part 2

Creating an approach using two main tools: joining and making sense


Young people today are experiencing stress, unpredictability, and change at rates and intensity we never would have imagined. More than ever, they need adults to remain reflective and attend to what is underneath challenging behavior. This training is aimed at increasing the helping professional’s, therapist’s, and teacher’s ability to recognize how and where a child is struggling, be aware of their own part of the therapeutic relationship, join a child in their distress, and co-create the steps to heal.

Breaking down the model of Developmental Repair, we use think/feel/relate/behave to assess a child’s need and create an approach using our two main tools: joining and making sense. This session will call on practitioners to use their own reflective functioning to co-create goals with kids and families. 

This is Part 2 of a four-part series we will offer throughout 2021. Each part will build on work presented in previous sessions, but previous completion of any other parts is not required.

Learning Objectives

  • an awareness of symptoms of trauma  as they present in young children

  • understanding the effects of childhood trauma on family dynamics

  • tools to observe the family and child in the four domains of thinking, feeling, relating, and behaving and tools for the provider/caregiver to be able to observe his or her own response to the child in the domains of thinking, feeling, relating, and behaving

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work
     2.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

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