The Neurobiology of Trauma

Overview: This webinar will provide an overview of the neurobiology of traumatic stress and will focus on how providers can use this information in their day to day work. We will begin with a review of the prevalence of trauma in homeless populations to lay the foundation for why incorporating an understanding of trauma in work with homeless subgroups is critical to quality care. We will review how the human stress response works and look at how trauma hijacks this neurophysiological system. We will conclude with discussion of the impact on behavior and health and how supporting protective factors can foster resilience in the face of trauma.


Presenter: Carmela J. DeCandia, PsyD, is a licensed clinical child psychologist with specialties in child and adolescent development, family homelessness, trauma, program development, and assessment. She has dedicated her career to advancing best practices and policies to support vulnerable children and families, and to improve the systems which serve them.  A compassionate clinician and effective leader, she is nationally recognized as a writer, advocate, and public speaker. She has led direct service and national agencies including St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center and The National Center on Family Homelessness, and she recently helped launched The Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children and Youth. She is now working as an independent consultant to support providers in building effective programs for children and families. For her work, she was named the recipient of the 2016 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award by Antioch University. 

Recorded Webinar:

Conference Line: 1.866.491.2995

User Pin: 354 720 9176

Start Date + Time November 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
End Date + Time November 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm