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ACE Interface, 2014
Description: The ACE Interface Train the Master Trainer Program is designed to support rapid dissemination of ACE and resilience science, and promote understanding and application of the science to improve health and wellbeing across the lifespan. In less than a year, the Master Trainer Program enables delivery of ACE information to diverse communities--with fidelity to science and concepts--to tens of thousands of people. The program is structured with licensed materials, a two-day training provided by Dr. Robert Anda, co-founder of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Laura Porter, former director of the Washington State Family Policy Council.
Echo Parenting and Education, 2018
Our vision at Echo is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of every child. We do this by teaching parents and any adult who serves children about childhood trauma and how it affects the body and brain. Our parenting classes and professional development training emphasize building compassionate adult/child relationships, understanding the critical role of attachment on human development, resilience and healing from trauma.
We take the view that all behavior is communication – either of basic human needs or past trauma intruding on the present. Rather than controlling behavior through punishment and rewards, we see our role as emotional coaches, helping children learn how to regulate their emotions and by modeling empathy and connecting communication. We give adults the tools to create the quality of connection and care that many of us did not experience for ourselves in childhood. A list of upcoming training is available.
Echo online classes are accessible here. Current class offerings are Parenting and Trauma & Resilience.
GAINS Center Trauma Training for Criminal Justice Professionals (SAMHSA), 2015
Description: The GAINS Center has developed training for criminal justice professionals to raise awareness about trauma and its effects. “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses” is a one-day training for criminal justice professionals to:
- Increase understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma
- Develop trauma-informed responses
- Provide strategies for developing and implementing trauma-informed policies
This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to community-based criminal justice professionals, including police officers, community corrections personnel, and court personnel.
Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center, 2016
Description: Gunderson NCPTC offers a 90-minute introduction to ACEs and trauma-informed care, and a 6.5-hour two-part workshop for up to 30 participants. Part one covers ACES, their impact, and working with challenging behaviors. Part two covers trauma-informed care training. Gunderson's headquarters are in Winona, MN; training is offered at a the requesting organization's site.
Lakeside Global Institute, 2019
Description: Lakeside exists to empower youth and families to overcome difficulties and achieve success through quality educational and treatment services. As part of this mission, in 2003 Lakeside established the Institute for Family Professionals (IFP) to provide ongoing professional development to social work, education and early childhood professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region. IFP was later renamed as Lakeside Global Institute (LGI). Sponsored by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, LGI offers over 30 different courses and workshops, keynote addresses, seminars and training at conferences in the Northeastern United States. LGI is a collegiate-style professional development training. The uniqueness of our training is the intentional design which both nurtures and supports individuals to grow in self-awareness while learning research-based information in many fields of study.
National Council on Behavioral Health Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community, 2017
Description: The Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community is an opportunity for mental health and substance use organizations committed to implementing, sustaining and spreading Trauma-Informed Care throughout their organization to join with other providers to promote a fundamental organizational change in the culture of behavioral healthcare. Through this participation in a one-year learning community, organizations will enhance their ability to provide safe and secure physical and social environments and services that are easily accessible, person-centered, competently delivered, culturally respectful and consistent with recovery oriented principles of collaboration, shared decision-making and self-direction.
The National Council will also design learning communities for individual cities and counties, as well as state agencies.
Origins Training & Consulting, 2017
Description: Origins offers training and consulting for organizations and communities to integrate resilience and trauma-informed practices based on the science of adverse childhood experiences. Origins provides training to executives, management and supervisors, direct service professionals and para-professionals, caregivers, and community members across sectors. The Basics is a half-day workshop that provides the foundation to support trauma-informed and resilience practices in organizations. The session includes an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, the effect of toxic stress on the brain and body, the impact of social and historical trauma, and the science of resilience. Other topics include compassion fatigue, trauma and addiction, resilience, emotional intelligence, and implicit bias.
Risking Connection for multiple audiences, 2015
Description: Risking Connection creates a robust trauma-informed frame for many of the most-used interventions and processes This includes CBT, DBT and EMDR, as well as methods for adapting education and workplace processes to a more trauma-responsive pattern. The "20 Hour Risking Connection for multiple audiences" is available in a variety of delivery options, from half to full days based on application, staffing, and audience.
SaintA Train the Trainer, 2018
Description: Participants attend a four-day workshop in Milwaukee, WI, in which they are be trained by a senior trainer on SaintA’s 7ei (seven essential ingredients) module of trauma-informed care. Participants enhance their knowledge about the underlying research and resources that support 7ei. Participants are equipped with tools and resources to create awareness and inspire a trauma-informed perspective in their agency or organization. Participants receive opportunities for coaching to deliver the content effectively.
The Sanctuary Model, 2018
Description: The Sanctuary Model represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing organizational culture over three years. The Model teaches individuals and organizations the necessary skills for creating and sustaining nonviolent lives and nonviolent systems. Sanctuary works with cities and counties, as well as organizations.
The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative Brain Story Certification, 2018
Description: The Brain Story, which puts scientific concepts into a narrative that is salient to both expert and non-expert audiences, is a free course from leading experts that will teach you about the science and significance of early experiences and their impact on lifelong health. The Brain Story synthesizes decades of research and reflects a body of knowledge that experts agree is useful for policy makers and citizens to understand.
- 30 Hours of instruction time
- Video of over 30 leading experts in neurobiology and mental health
- Certification in Brain Story science
Center for Youth Wellness Learning onDemand Courses, 2020
Description: "Developed by a team of pediatricians, research scientists, public health experts, and clinical quality improvement experts, these courses were designed to support providers and administrators nationwide seeking to transform their practices toward trauma-informed care. The courses also provide a great supplement to the State of California’s two-hour course that trains Medi-Cal providers on clinical protocols and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs."
How Mindfulness can help Physicians, Nurses, and other Health Care Professionals, 2019
Description: For health care professionals. Dr. Jud Brewer's "seminar series will help primary care providers understand how our brains form unhealthy habits that lead to common yet difficult to treat conditions such as obesity and anxiety, what mindfulness is (and isn’t), how mindfulness works in the brain to effect behavior change, what the current evidence base is behind it, how it can help us “hack” our brains for better health and how one might apply the learnings to patients."
THRIVE's Trauma-Informed Webinar Trainings, 2018
Description: THRIVE webinars embody System of Care principles and are well-suited for agency orientations, group or individual viewing. Registration for each webinar is required, and will give access to the Guide to Trauma-Informed Organizational Development and other resources. THRIVE is Maine’s graduated System of Care, and receives funding from Maine’s Department of Corrections Divison of Juvenile Services and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources, 2014
Description: Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health and JBS International offers a video-enhanced resource that supports state and local decision makers, administrators, providers, and youth and family advocates to become more trauma-informed. There are 8 modules with video interviews, issues briefs, and regularly updated annotated resources in each module.
Description: "This training [from CDC's Injury Prevention & Control: Division of Violence Prevention] will help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs. You’ll learn about risk and protective factors, outcomes associated with ACEs, and evidence-based strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate the impact of ACEs and stop them from occurring in the first place."