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Understanding Girls: A Trauma Informed Perpective. Changing the way we think and talk about girls.

May 16, 2017 @ 8:20 am – June 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Understanding Girls:  A Trauma Informed Perspective. Changing the way we think and talk about girls.

Understanding Girls is intended to strengthen how Child Welfare professionals interact and provide direct services to girls.  This training is structured around four major and overarching assumptions:

  • 1) The self-worth and behavior of a girl is influenced by the people with whom she interacts
  • 2) all people are influenced by bias
  • 3) most girls placed in out-of home care settings have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives
  • 4) Providers have the opportunity to positively influence the quality of girls’ lives both in and out of care.

This two day training event will begin at 8:30 am and end at 4:00 PM each day.  Participants will receive 12 CEUs.

Two Sessions at this location:

  • May 16 – 17, 2017 & June 28 – 29, 2017


  • Thibodaux Regional Office
  • 1416 Tiger Drive
  • Thibodaux, LA   70301

TARGETED PARTICIPANTS:  All professional level Child Welfare employees. 

REGISTRATION:  Space is limited to the first 24 registered participants for each location.  All participants should register for training through their supervisor.  Supervisors are required to send the Name of attendee, EIN, Region, Program, session date and time to DCFS.CW-Training@LA.GOV for each staff they are responsible for registering.  Managers and supervisors may register themselves.  The deadline for registration is two weeks prior to each training session.

TRAVEL AND LODGING: All employees are responsible for adhering to the State Travel Regulations which are posted at:  www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osp/Travel.

Overnight travel, lodging, rental car, and meals are not approved for this training.

Staff registered and approved to attend Understanding Girls Training should use the following codes:

HR Organization/Cost Center Number

  • Object: 2510
  • Fund/Reporting Category: 0691
  • Sub Object/Fund Center: IS

Any participant with a disability requiring special accommodations, assistance, or interpreter services should contact Child Welfare Training at DCFS.CW-Training@LA.GOV