520 N. Delaware Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19123 • 215-923-2116 • fax: 215-923-5169

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
0.3 IACET CE's

This training begins with an introduction to trauma (defining trauma, exploring trauma exposure and urban youth, and considering the consequences of trauma exposure). It then explores trauma treatment for youth (best practices, treatment modalities, common factors, and trauma narratives). Finally, the DIY Storiez intervention is presented using didactic material, video content, and participatory activities. Storiez is a 9-step framework to assist urban youth as they create, voice, and honor their life narratives. The DIY Storiez intervention is an adapted version of the full trauma narrative process. It supports trauma survivors in creating abbreviated trauma narratives with the support of teachers, program leaders, coaches, and other community supports.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss the prevalence and impact of trauma on urban youth.
  2. Describe nine steps to implement when helping a trauma survivor create their trauma narrative.
  3. Identify culturally sensitive, strengths-based strategies to support youth in creating, voicing, & honoring their narratives.
Intended Audience: 

Behavioral health and other human services staff, community leaders/re-sources (teachers, mentors,  etc.) that interface with urban youth.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.

• NOTE: You must access this training from a computer or laptop. Tablet and cell phones are not compatible