The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

Sleep, Trauma, and Resilience: A Brief Review for Professionals    (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Jerrod Brown, Ph.D, MA, MS, MS, MS

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Explore how sleep can aid in the recovery process and promote resilience after exposure to a traumatic life event.
  • Understand the impact disrupted sleep has on overall functioning and well-being.
  • Learn about the various comorbid conditions associated with long-term sleep problems.
  • Acquire knowledge about different strategies and techniques that may promote improved sleep health.


This training seminar is specifically designed for professionals who are interested in understanding how trauma exposure negatively impacts sleep health and how proper sleep can help promote overall emotional and mental resilience following a traumatic life event. Participants can also expect to learn about the basics of trauma, sleep, and resilience and some of the associated consequences associated with trauma exposure, poor sleep, and lower levels of resilience.  Participants will also learn about strategies and techniques that may help to improve overall sleep quality and resilience following trauma exposure. A focused topic of discussion will include the role of the caregiver and the role of the professional in these cases.

Presenter Biography:

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota and has extensive experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past seventeen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is also certified as a Youth Firesetting Prevention/Intervention Specialist, an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, an Autism Specialist, and a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP).

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