Trauma-Informed Care Basics Expanded

Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with one hour break for lunch. (This training is virtual via Zoom)
Cost: $95. Discounts available for students and existing Trauma Healing Project Volunteers.

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Workshop Description:
Trauma-sensitive organizations and professionals are aware of the impact of trauma on their staff and clients.  Trauma-informed systems and organizations use this awareness to guide every aspect of their work, including policies and procedures. This expanded training will cover the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals, organizations and communities and the principles of trauma-informed care.  The role of clinical, nonclinical and other community partners will be discussed as well as available community resources and services.  The training will also include information and strategies for preventing and managing vicarious trauma and promoting workplace safety and provide ample opportunity for participants to apply and practice what is taught.  This workshop is intended for administrative, front-desk, clinical and allied professionals working in primary care, behavioral health and other social services settings. This training meets Oregon state requirements for continuing education credit for many professional licenses, including LPC’s, LMFT’s, and LCSW’s.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence and impact of violence, abuse and other forms of trauma on individuals, organizations and communities
  2. Discuss key findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and how these findings are being used to reshape service delivery across settings including healthcare, schools, and human services.
  3. Define and differentiate between trauma-informed and trauma-specific care
  4. Identify key brain structures and processes involved in stress and trauma reactions, and describe behavioral presentations associated with these processes
  5. Recognize the intersections of trauma and resilience with race, gender, and histories of oppression.

Trainer: Elaine Walters is the founding Executive Director and lead trainer at the Trauma Healing Project, an organization that provides professional and community training, workforce support and direct healing support for survivors. Prior to this position she coordinated the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program for the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force in Oregon. For the last 30 years she has been a consultant, trainer and community organizer working to address and eliminate intimate violence. She has designed and facilitated workshops and trainings on many related topics and has provided direct services and support to youth and adults impacted by violence, abuse and other forms of trauma and oppression. She is involved in the effort to expand accessible trauma healing and restorative resources and practices and to implement trauma-informed care locally, regionally and state-wide.

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