Treating Trauma Stress in Kids:
Movement, Mindfulness & Yoga - Off the Mat!
This full day seminar introduces and immerses participants to the matter of traumatic stress, its relationship to the behaviors we encounter in kids and the ways in which it interacts with the mind-body-brain integration that is so important for focus, overall health, successful relationships and living with joy. The presenter will share effective and accessible tools and strategies grounded in movement, yoga and mindfulness that can be shared with kids and teens in a variety of environment and situations- off the mat! Many environments are not set up for yoga on a mat or floor.

Participants will be introduced to movement-based techniques that can be experienced in a seated position. Kids and teens with differences in abilities who are supported in a seated position can have access to yoga through modified strategies. In order for kids to be equipped with strategies that they can take with them anywhere they go, practitioners need to be prepared to offer simple and sustainable movement and mindfulness strategies that respond to the fast-paced and packed days our kids are navigating daily. This workshop is applicable to therapists as well as parents and family members.
  • Articulate and understanding of the brain, mind, body connection.
  • Articulate how traumatic stress impacts children’s learning and other daily functions.
  • Articulate the benefits of using mindfulness, movement and chair yoga practices in clinical settings, agencies, schools and group and individualized therapy with children.
  • Organize and implement chair yoga poses and practice that will benefit a variety of needs and goals for children. 
Monday, July 29th 2019

9:00am - 4:30pm

Courtyard by Marriott
183-15 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Victoria Grinman, LICSW, CFTP, CA is an educator, lifelong student, national speaker and integrative practitioner with a passion to contribute positively to others in ways that helps facilitate a more connected and integrated experience of self and life overall. She is the Founder of Growing Kind Minds, LLC, a private practice and community resource based in MA. She is a dual-Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MA and NY, with many years of experience working with people of all life stages and circumstances in various settings. Victoria received her BA in Psychology and Social Work from Adelphi University and a MSW from Columbia School of Social Work. She is a Certified Family and Trauma Professional, trained instructor in Yoga and Mindfulness with children and teens, and a certified aromatherapist. Victoria understands the importance of integration of the mind, brain, body and spirit, and weaves these wisdoms into her supportive experiences with people. Victoria is a doctoral candidate at Adelphi University and an adjunct professor at Boston College SSW and Columbia SSW online program.
Disclosure Information:

The speaker for this event receives a speaker fee for this engagement.
There are no non-financial disclosures.
Course Completion for ASHA CEU's: 
Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Successful completion for full ASHA CEU credit requires attendance for the entire course, meeting the contact hours, and completing the course evaluation
Occupational Therapists:
NYTPS, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #9439. Full attendance at this course qualifies for AOTA CEU’s. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 
Special Accommodations/Accessibility:
New York Therapy Placement Services welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Julia Gamiello at (718)264-1640 or     to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. 
Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Tuition will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by New York Therapy Placement Services up to two weeks prior to the workshop. Two weeks to 48 hours prior to the workshop date 50%; 48 hours prior to workshop, no refund would be available. 
Complaint Policy:
We respect your input, for concerns or complaints during the registration process, during the event, or after the course please contact us at    or call the office at 718-264-1640.
This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEU's: Introductory, Professional Area. 
This course is offered for 6.5 AOTA CEUs: Intermediate Level