Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center

CPD Mental Health

Oct 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Loyola Hall
Cost : $168

CPSY x262: You Are the Caring Presence

Center for Professional Development

CPSY x262 - You Are the Caring Presence

DATE: Saturday, Oct. 18

TIME: 9-4PM (lunch provided)

LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 160






This workshop will give participants a working understanding of post-traumatic stress and cumulative stress reactions as the natural response to loss, illness, change, trauma, or death. Effective techniques for recognition and intervention will be practiced, and specific tools for healing and transforming the traumatic event will be explored. Participants will also examine the specific issues related to response/caregiving professionals and their unique delayed response to trauma.


At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  • Identify the feelings, behaviors, and symptoms associated with post trauma stress and grief.
  • Acquire a greater knowledge of the grief process and its components
  • Obtain tools to accurately determine acute and delayed stress response and techniques for intervention
  • Utilize critical incident stress model for immediate and intermediate response
  • Increase personal emotional awareness
  • Develop better communication skills to support individuals and groups


Janet Childs is Director of Education Centre for Living with Dying through the Bill Wilson Center and is the director of the Bay Area CISM Team. She has Over 35 years experience in counseling, crisis intervention, volunteer management and training development. She has worked at Project Headstart, Community of Communities, Valley Rape Crisis Center, Suicide and Crisis Service, Alum Rock Counseling Center, Santa Clara University, San Jose City College, San Jose State University, and many other institutions of higher learning. Ms. Childs has been a keynote speaker at trauma and loss conferences around the world, is recipient of the Santa Clara County Medical Association Citizen?s Award, the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children Father Ken Czillinger Professional Award, the COMA(Communications Operations Managers Association), Susan Voellger Award for Training, San Jose Fire Department: Class A: Civilian Devoted Service, Oakland Fire Outstanding Performance, City of San Jose Commendation, as well as numerous other recognitions and honors.

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Paige Webster
CPD Mental Health
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