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TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING PACKAGES

Helping  your team be the best it can be

Trauma-Informed Care understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes safe, transparent, responsive and collaborative environments rather than practices and services that may inadvertently re-traumatize.

The intention of Trauma-Informed Care is not to treat symptoms or have a complete understanding of a client’s trauma history, but rather to provide services in a way that is accessible and appropriate to those who may have experienced trauma.

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TRAINING PACKAGES

Trauma-Informed Foundations
A Trauma-Informed organization understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes safe, transparent, responsive and collaborative environments.


The intention of adopting trauma-informed approaches is not to diagnose or treat symptoms or even have a complete understanding of a client’s trauma history, but rather to provide services in a way that is accessible and appropriate to those who may
have experienced trauma, and to actively resist re-traumatization.

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BECOMING TRAUMA INFORMED

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This workshop introduces professionals to the language, values, and skills needed to begin providing trauma informed practice.


Topics covered include:
• Definitions of trauma and trauma informed care
• The impact of trauma across the lifespan
• Signs and symptoms of trauma
• Techniques for creating safety for people exposed to trauma Trauma-informed language
•  Recognizing your own trauma reactions and supporting self-management

The curriculum provides multiple opportunities for professionals to learn and practice supportive skills and to envision caring and compassionate learning environments.

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TRAUMA RESPONSIVE PRACTICE

A Two Part Process

Implementing trauma responsive practices is a multi-step process. Training all staff in the foundations of trauma-informed care is the first step. Moving forward, a trauma-informed assessment is a critical tool for organizations to examine their current practices and take
specific steps toward becoming trauma informed.  And finally, creating and adopting trauma responsive practices and procedures involves a shift in how we structure or working environment.

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TRAUMA RESPONSIVE PRACTICE

Part One

Trauma-informed assessments can provide clear and consistent guidelines for agencies or programs interested in facilitating trauma informed modifications in their service systems.


Assessments provide tools to identify areas of strength, pinpoint areas for improving trauma informed service, and to move forward in the development, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring of trauma informed programs.


Implementing trauma specific
interventions without assessing the agency’s trauma informed care culture, is likely to reduce the efficacy of the intervention considerably.


Implementing trauma-informed care principles and practices takes  time. Fortunately, a consultant will be with you throughout the process, including leading the organization through the assessment process.

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TRAUMA RESPONSIVE PRACTICE

Part Two

In this workshop, participants will use their prior trauma-informed learning to:

  • Understand and use the data collected in the trauma-informed assessment

  • Review and evaluate mission and vision statements

  • Use a trauma-informed lens to evaluate current policies and procedures

  • Create new or retool current policies and procedures to reflect a trauma-informed philosophy

  • Work through real scenarios to help you integrate your new learning in ways that make sense for you and your organization.