Group Strategies & Interventions with 
Traumatized Children and Adolescents

My online course offered On Demand through Starr Commonwealth focuses on the benefit, strategies, interventions, and considerations important to facilitating group work with traumatized children and adolescents. Course content introduces participants to themes, sensory based activities, therapeutic books, games, and creative interventions to implement in the group setting with traumatized youth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn practical tools and important themes to consider when working with traumatized youth;

  • Be introduced to group interventions and resources that incorporate sensory-based intervention, therapeutic books, and art expression; 

  • Gain a trauma informed understanding about how these strategies and interventions can promote safety, emotional expression,coping, validation, and normalizing when working with traumatized youth; 

  • Enhance your awareness and insight about the benefits of using hands-on and creative interventions in group work with traumatized youth. 

Course content includes:

  • Benefits of Group Work with Traumatized Youth 
  • Trauma Informed Group Structure 
  • Facilitator's Role 
  • Group Themes 
  • Developmental Considerations 
  • Strategies & Interventions 
  • Using Art in Trauma Group Work 
  • Resources 

6.0 Continuing Education Credits Available.
On-demand learning, Complete course at your own pace.

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Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP

Workshops| Courses| e-Books
Creative Goodness with Gluebooks eBook 
Gluebooks combine art journaling and collage: all you need is a book/journal, some glue, and stuff to glue. This FREE PDF will introduce you to simple, yet unique ways that gluebooks can be created with repurposed materials.
Creative Covenants e-Workshop
Discover your creative values. 
Activate them to empower your creative self.
Implementing Digital Art Therapy 
in Adolescent Group Work
Overview about introducing digital art therapy to adolescents in a partial hospitalization program. Content includes sharing the benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations experienced when implementing digital media with this population and for a group setting. Digital art therapy interventions and examples are also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name three ethical considerations art therapists can encounter when using digital media and applications;

  • Identify three benefits and challenges of implementing digital art therapy within group work for adolescents;

  • Learn three examples of digital therapy art interventions and applications appropriate to use with adolescents

1.0 Continuing Education Credits Available.
On-demand learning, Complete course at your own pace.

Register Here​