Working with Traumatized Youth


Frank Picone, LCSW – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

March 24, 2023

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


This training presents techniques and strategies incorporating a trauma perspective when working with challenging youth. It includes a review of the effects of trauma (highlighting the ACE studies), being trauma attuned, understanding cultural influences, modeling/teaching emotional regulation, effective de-escalation techniques, self-care and more.

Training Objectives:

1. Identify and understand how cultural influences affect the way a youth views the world

2. Understand the effects of trauma on youth and staff

3. Understand what emotional regulation is and how to model and teach it

4. Identify and explain the 4 R’s of being Trauma Attuned

5. Identify the 12 effective strategies of de-escalating youth and gaining their cooperation


9:30-9:35  Introductions, Housekeeping, Objectives
9:40  Cultural factors and the nature of the work we do
10:00  The Journey to War – impact of trauma on development
10:20  The effects of chronic stress on our clients and our selves
10:40  Moving our mindset from____ to ______
10:50 The 4 R’s of becoming Trauma Attuned
11:00  Break
11:15  ACE study
11:25  Self-care
11:35  Zones of Regulation
11:45  Regulation strategy plans for adults and youth
12:00  12 de-escalation strategies
12:25  Questions and evaluations

CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Trainer:

Frank Picone earned his Masters of Social Work from the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Mr. Picone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach as well as a certified School Social Worker.

For the past 30 years, Mr. Picone has worked in a variety of settings and roles including in community mental health centers as a crisis screener and primary therapist, in a family service office as a family therapist and in residential treatment settings serving traumatized youth as therapist, clinical and administrative director.   For the past 20 years as Founder and Director of “Positive Culture Change” he has provided clinical and staff development consultation and training to Juvenile Justice Facilities, residential treatment programs and school systems throughout the country focusing on work with traumatized and at-risk youth.  

Mr. Picone is also an instructor for the Rutgers University. He is currently the Chief Training Officer at the CTARI Institute and the Center for Great Expectations. For more information please visit Frank’s website at 


After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds:

Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you.

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Event Details

  • March 24, 2023 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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