Training Schedule

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Trauma-Informed Supervision

Supervisors will learn to apply trauma-informed thinking to common challenges in supervision, including recognizing the impact of unresolved and vicarious trauma on workers, giving and receiving effective feedback, and taking a strengths-based perspective with staff. Please note: Either Trauma Informed Care Basics or Sustaining Ourselves in the Face of Trauma is a prerequisite for this training,

Trauma-Informed Ethics, Boundaries, and Communication

This training is intended for healing professionals who want to feel competent and compassionate providing care for clients who have been impacted by trauma and toxic stress. Participants will learn to recognize the impacts of trauma on a person’s physical, mental, and emotional functioning, develop insight into their own reactions, and gain skills for remaining grounded and present while working with traumatized individuals.

Crisis De-escalation

This presentation will cover the basics of de-escalation and communication from the perspective of a front-line behavioral health worker specializing in crisis intervention.  Participants will gain tips and techniques for working with individuals who are escalated and/or in crisis.  They will be encouraged to share their own experiences working with individuals who are in crisis and explore potential scenarios that they may encounter in their work. Topics will include philosophy and basics of person-centered communications, scene safety, de-escalation strategies, rapport building, the role of self in any intervention, and the importance of debriefing.

Trauma-Informed Care Basics

Professionals in primary care, behavioral health and other social services settings need up-to-date information and practical skills to remove barriers and improve outcomes for survivors of trauma and adversity. This training covers the prevalence and impact of trauma, guiding principles of trauma-informed care, strategies for preventing and managing vicarious trauma, and techniques for managing and deescalating crises.

Trauma Awareness and Resilience

In this very interactive workshop we will cover the prevalence and impact of trauma in our communities. Information gained from local survivors on what happened, what hurt, what helped and how to be better supporters of healing will be presented.  We will cover practical ways to prevent further trauma and to support and promote healing. Participants will identify, learn and practice strategies they can use in their personal and professional lives to support survivors and build resilience. We will provide information and tools to prevent and manage the impacts of exposure to trauma and for promoting safety and wellbeing for caregivers. This workshop is open to survivors, friends, family and community members, and professionals.  NASW Credits available for $20.

Sustaining Ourselves: Workforce Wellness in the Face of Trauma

This workshop is for professionals who work with survivors of trauma, as well as lead staff and administrators who want to develop and sustain workplace cultures that are healthy for everyone. Participants will explore the impact of trauma on workers and organizations and develop trauma-sensitive strategies for supporting the health and well-being of staff and organizations serving survivors of trauma.

What We Know About Healing: From Traditional to Evidence-Based

Individual and collective trauma and adversity have been part of life throughout human history, as have efforts to survive and recover from them. Modern approaches to trauma have roots in traditional healing systems that have been in use for thousands of years. Community members, including professionals, are invited to explore what is common and what is different in current trauma healing practices.

For Organizations
Resilience & Reconnection in Stressful Times

Resilience & Reconnection in Stressful Times is a 2-hour workshop designed to support providers and to share and practice stress-reduction and wellness topics and strategies including: 

  • Listening Exchange for Connection and Relief in the Face of Stress 
  • Understanding and Intentionally Addressing the Stages of Grief 
  • Emotional Regulation  
  • A Users guide to Empathy & Compassion 

Participants in the sessions gain concrete skills and strategies to use personally, and with others, to help mitigate some of the toxic stress currently impacting so many of us individually and in our organizations and communities.  

 We would love to schedule a date and time that would work well for you and your team.  Please contact us at training@healingattention.org if this is something you’d be interested in.