Trauma has been identified as an epidemic in our society. Studies indicate that a significant portion of the population have experienced harmful or life-threatening events which have impacted their everyday functioning or well-being.
“As we return to snow during an active pandemic, with social unrest in many communities, it’s important to recognize that many in our society are facing greater adversity than in previous years,” said Certified Trauma Professional Christine Cowart, who will lead the webinar. “This can amplify the effects of previous trauma, and result in clients experiencing more anxiety, fear, and difficulty coping with situations that stretch their comfort zone.”
Research shows that individuals living with a disability are even more at risk for having experienced trauma in their lives than the rest of the population, but also shows that resilience, and a person’s ability to overcome serious hardship, can be grown over time.
“Adopting trauma-informed techniques in your teaching can help clients break through those barriers and achieve a higher level of success and greater peace on the snow than ever before,” Cowart said.
The course is scheduled for September 22, 2020 at 6 p.m. EDT. Attendees will earn 1 CEU for the 1.5 hour webinar. At the end of the presentation, participants will have a basic understanding of what trauma is and the impacts it can have on a person. They will also understand what resilience is, why it is helpful, and how it can be grown, and will be able to identify at least three ways they can apply the principles of trauma-informed care in snow sports instruction.
Introduction to Trauma Informed Care in Snowsports Instruction
Date: Tuesday, September 22
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. ET
CEUs: Earn 1 CEU (continuing education unit)
Description: At the end of the presentation, you’ll walk away with a basic understanding of what trauma is and the impacts it can have on a person. You’ll also understand what resilience is, why it is helpful, and how it can be grown, and you’ll be able to identify at least three ways you can apply the principles of trauma-informed care in snow sports instruction.