In this episode, Lisa interviews Licensed Independent Social Worker, Jennifer Wolff where they discuss how trauma affects children. Jennifer covers the following objectives in the interview:
- Identify trauma related behaviors of high risk adolescents/children at various developmental stages and how to respond appropriately.
- Demonstrate learned knowledge and usage of skills in working with children/adolescents who have been exposed to trauma.
- Describe and identify how primary caretakers may be personally affected when working with high risk adolescents/children who have been exposed to trauma or childhood neglect/abuse.
- List ways to prevent vicarious burnout.
Jennifer Wolff, MSW, LISW-CP(S), CTS, BC-TMH has more than 33 years of administrative and clinical experience in the human services field in both the private and public sector. Her areas of specialty include child/adolescent trauma, corporate and statewide crisis response, collaborative parenting (divorce/custody cases) women’s issues, traumatic loss/grief, Disaster Management, PTSD/trauma recovery.
She has trained both professionals and non-professionals on a variety of topics and have served as an expert witness throughout the state in domestic violence, child abuse, PTSD, and sexual assault cases. Jennifer currently serves full time as a Behavioral Health Specialist with the SC National Guard working in the areas of crisis support, short term counseling, deployment/reintegration, advocacy, case management, networking.
Being a Senior Crisis Counselor, she has considerable work experience in the corporate crisis management field where her duties include coordination of national crisis team members, networking/marketing, and responding in the aftermath of traumatic events. Jennifer also serves on several EAP panels and trains statewide and nationally in the areas of Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Prevention.
You can learn more about Jennifer on her website.
About Lisa: Lisa Mustard, MPH, EdS, LMFT is a talk therapist, lover of all things fitness and health, app creator, personal branding consultant and Podcaster.
15 mins Introduction and backgrounds
15 mins How to identify trauma related behaviors of high risk adolescents/children at various developmental stages
15 mins Understanding and identifying how primary caretakers may be personally affected when working with high risk adolescents/children who have been exposed to trauma or childhood neglect/abuse.
10 mins Discussion of vicarious burnout
10 Questions and Answers
Disclosure Statement for Jennifer Wolff: Jennifer Wolff receives a speaking honorarium from Mustard Consulting LLC.