Recognizing and Responding to Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Adults: What Courts CAN Do & Why

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When an individual appears in Court, the signs of childhood trauma are often evident but can be easily missed by judges and court personnel. On this webinar, Judge Lynn Tepper (retired) describes the indicators of trauma and provides tools to create a trauma-informed environment in the courthouse. Simple steps to avoid re-traumatization are shared, as well as creative ideas for building resiliency and hope for those in the court system. Judge Tepper also shares the nationally renowned Bench Guides and innovative education tools that support collaboration and transformation in Court.

As a result of attending this webinar:

  1. Participants will learn what the indicators of trauma are and how to respond in a trauma-informed manner.
  2. Participants will better understand changes that can be made in Courtrooms and Courthouses that will avoid re-traumatization and encourage healing.
  3. Participants will learn how to educate all stakeholders on the impact of trauma in ways that can change the trajectory of those who appear in Court.