19th Annual Social Work Conference: Creating a WE – Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 7:55 AM to 12:15 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a psychotherapist specializing in adoption, attachment, and trauma. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center. Robyn works with young children and their families, as well as adults. She is a speaker, trainer, and writer whose greatest superpower is being with people in a way that makes them feel seen, gotten, heard, and deeply cared for.


19th Annual Social Work Conference: Creating a WE – Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma

Relational connection is the most powerful intervention with patients, particularly patients who have experienced trauma. As helping professionals, the rate at which we come into contact with patients who have been impacted by traumatic experiences is rising. We have a unique ability to support patients relationally which decreases the likelihood of developing trauma-related symptoms. Conference attendees will identify the difference between shock trauma and complex trauma, as well as the manner in which symptoms may manifest in children. Together we will look at how we already possess the most powerful tool that decreases children's likelihood of developing trauma-related symptoms- ourselves.

Participants will:

  • Define the difference between shock trauma and complex/ongoing trauma
  • Describe how symptoms of shock trauma may manifest in children
  • Describe how symptoms of ongoing/complex trauma may manifest in children
  • Learn what children need in the aftermath of a trauma to decrease the probability of developing trauma-related symptoms
  • Understand how helping professionals can increase felt-safety for children who have experienced either shock or ongoing traumas.


Continuing education credits

Social workers must attend the entire presentation and complete an online evaluation after the program to receive a certificate.

For non-social work credentialed or licensed staff of other academic disciplines – please check with your licensing/regulatory board for CE approval.


ADA statement

Children's Hospital and Health System fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant needs accommodation, please email or call (414) 337-7716.



Resolution of grievances will be handled by the SW Conference Planning Committee. Contact Julie Turkoske with questions or grievances 414-337-7716.



Registration is free for employees of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. All others are welcome to attend for $100.00. Fee includes breakfast and Social Work CE's from National Association of Social Workers- Wisconsin Chapter.

Continuing Education

4 Social Work Clock Hours have been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter.

This conference fulfills Continuing Education requirements for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services for the State of Wisconsin for Social Work certification and licensure under MPSW 19.

Registration open through 10/3/2019 9:00 PM EST


Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Briggs and Stratton Auditorium

8915 W. Connell Ct.

Milwaukee, WI 53226


Instructions for parking will be included in your confirmation email.

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