What You Will Learn

A “traumatized” child is often thought of a child who has experienced mental abuse, physical abuse, inhabited a war-torn area or endured a head injury. However, developmental trauma (such as chronic everyday stress or even stress experienced in-utero) has the same impact on the brain as an acute episode of trauma. Trauma in all its forms has a profound impact on the developing brain and body. 

It is not just the conscious memory of a traumatic event that a child must deal with.  Trauma is stored in the brain as primary sensory memory a muscle movement, a taste, a smell, a feeling or a sound.  To understand how difficult it is to overcome this type of trauma, think about how difficult it would be to "unlearn" riding a bike or playing a piano.

In this insightful webinar, author Aaron Wiemeier, MS, LPC, will discuss the latest research on how trauma including stress can impact the developing brain and how this may translate into difficult behaviors seen in the school and at home. It is essential that professionals who work with children understand the true dynamics of brain development and how it can be impacted by traumatic experiences.  Practical application and creative interventions for students whose social, emotional &/or behavior difficulties may stem from trauma will be discussed; these interventions may also be applicable with young people with Asperger\'s Syndrome or other forms of Autism.

This 90-minute session will help attendees:

  • Pinpoint the single-most important aspect of all human functioning
  • Provide key elements needed to cultivate more positive outcomes for traumatized children
  • Debunk common myths about "trauma" and how it affects the brain and behavior
  • Grasp the depth of trauma and its impact on brain development and child behavior
  • Be equipped with the tools necessary to recognize warning signs of a traumatized child and what they can do to create a context for healing.


  • Comprehend how brain structure and development is connected to behavior and traumatic experience
  • Create new tools for professionals working with students on issues such as:
    • Discipline
    • Anger
    • ADHD
    • Emotional Regulation
  • Cognize the single-most important aspect of all human functioning as it relates to children (and yourself), along with key elements needed to cultivate a more positive outcome in this process.
  • Unlearn common myths about what trauma actually is and its effects on the brain and behavior.
  • Explore recommended tools to help professionals recognize warning signs of a traumatized child and what they can do to create a context for healing.
  • Apply current insights from brain development & trauma to improve effectiveness in working with young people.

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Aaron Wiemeier, MS, LPC progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
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Grade Levels: K-8

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Grade Levels: K-8

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Aaron Wiemeier, MS, LPC
About the Presenter

Aaron Wiemeier, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing for 15 years with at-risk children and families in the foster care and adoptive system. A specialist in the area of attachment and trauma, with a particular emphasis on the neurophysiology of trauma, he uses a practical, and often experiential community-based approach to helping and empowering families and individuals to overcome the effects of trauma. He is an adjunct professor at a local university and a regular trainer for multiple agencies and organizations in the state of Colorado. Aaron has created a workbook entitled My Feelings Workbook, which helps traumatized children understand the emotions which may be associated with a traumatic experience on the non-verbal body level.

Having an interest in brain physiology and a passion for working with children and families, Aaron combines the two paradigms to help children and families overcome, integrate and move beyond traumatic experiences. He combines a pragmatic forthright approach with his unique style of connecting with others to facilitate this process. Aaron specializes in working with PTSD, anxiety, anger, children & adolescents, attachment disorder, depression and conduct/oppositional defiant disorder.