On October 11, 2018, the entire CCAI Colorado office attended a half-day training to help better understand how to provide trauma-informed care for our families, our children, and ourselves! The event was presented by Dr. Gizane Indart , Executive Director of Denver Child Advocacy Center (DCAC), and Jessica Gershwin, LCSW, Med., a bilingual child & family therapist at DCAC. Dr. Gizane Indart is a bilingual and bicultural professional who has worked with traumatized children and their families since the early 1990s and is a ChildTrauma fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy under the direction of Dr. Bruce Perry. Jessica is also a registered yoga teacher for children and adults, and she regularly incorporates mindfulness, breath-work, and movement in her therapy with clients.
CCAI staff enjoyed spending the morning learning more about trauma, resiliency, mindfulness, and self-care strategies. Through learning how to better support ourselves, we hope to continue to provide the best and most meaningful service and support for our families and children.