ACEs, Injuries & Healing

Fri, Mar 09, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 03:15 PM

Jeremy Elledge, LCSW



The purpose of this workshop is to promote and enhance understanding of the real, physiological injury of trauma, as well as the natural symptoms of post-traumatic impacts and the problematic emotional and behavioral challenges we see in survivors who have grown up in unsafe communities or homes.  Psychological trauma is an actual injury, causing changes, or disruptions, in the functioning of the brain, heart, and nervous system.  Trauma is an injury, yet it can heal… with the right types of support and replacement experiences. 

This presentation will discuss the symptoms of trauma and dynamics of interaction that foster healthy relationships and positive self-esteem.   Survivors must feel good to do good, so understanding injuries and forgiving injured behaviors are key.  Natural consequences are important to understand, so we can avoid simply punishing symptoms and behaviors that result from injury.  We will also talk about some of the innovative programming and treatment developed that engages multiple senses and helps to stimulate the brain to coordinate its functions, once again, where trauma has disrupted the way the different components of the brain and body work together. 

Psychological trauma, particularly when experienced during childhood development, is known to be a significant contributor to addictive and compulsive behavior, mal-adaptive coping mechanisms such as substance abuse and subsequent addictions developed.  Improving the understanding of trauma and it’s physiological, emotional, and cognitive impacts and symptoms has been shown to improve treatment and recovery outcomes, helping inform and empower the survivor to replace mal-adaptive coping repetitively, to influence and stimulate ongoing, healthier neurological functioning through real coping, healthier ways to process trauma and problematic impacts and to teach skills for finding relief in safe, non-destructive ways.

Learning objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • Brief background on trauma study and treatment in U.S.
  • The physiological impacts and symptoms of trauma and the unsafe, or injured behaviors that can result
  • Some basics on neural/emotional development
  • How overwhelming emotional and/or physical pain leave a lasting impression on mind and body (Thinking, Emotions, and Behavior)
  • The need for emotional intelligence and community
  • The importance of PLAY for children
  • How and why certain types of experiences stimulate healthy development and HEALING from traumatic injuries

3 CEUS:  Ph.D., LPC, LADC, CADC, LCSW, LMFT and Case Management and Nursing certificate of participation.   Pre-registration is required.

About the Presenter

Jeremy Elledge, LCSW

Jeremy Elledge received his master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work in 2005 followed by his LCSW and is one of a limited number of ‘Trauma Specialists’ in Oklahoma, trained by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).  He has worked in a number of in-patient and residential treatment settings, working in both direct-care and clinical capacities, administrative program coordination and training, as well as crisis-intervention and disaster relief.  Jeremy also has worked in out-patient settings and  is trained and certified as a ‘professor’ and trainer for the Sanctuary and START Models (Systematic Training to Assist w/ Recovery from Trauma, which are evidence-based, trauma-informed models for organizational culture, structure and change.  Jeremy is the owner and founder of NewView Healing Solutions and has developed the concept and philosophy of “Injuries: Causing Injured Behavior”, which addresses problems stemming from traumatic impacts in both individual and group therapy settings, among other creative approaches to treatment.  

Friday, March 9, 2018
11:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. This training session includes a lunch.

Construction in the area has added some parking challenges.  A map will be provided to all registered participants, but please plan for parking and a walk of up to a block. 

Registration Information

Three CEUs and materials for only $30.

Registration closes March 5, 2018 or when available seats have been filled. Seating is limited.
Refunds not available after March 5.  
For more information, or if you require any special accommodation, please call 918-588-8826

Event Location

Parkside Outpatient Clinic, 1620 E. 12th St., Tulsa OK  74120