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Meet Rick Griffin! CRI's Dir. of Training + Curriculum

Today we have the chance to get to know Rick Griffin, CRI's Director of Training and Curriculum. Rick continues to speak to thousands of groups from all over the country and is widely recognized for his work with trauma-informed practices. What was your "aha" moment that took you into the world of ACEs and Trauma informed care? My "aha" moment came from two decades of working with struggling teens. I saw young men become frustrated far more easily and more often and communicate their...

Meet CRI Founder Teri Barila

Today, we have the opportunity to get to know CRI’s founder and board president Teri Barila. Teri holds a M.S. Degree in Fisheries Science and Management, has over 20 years experience working for government agencies from the Bonneville Power Association in Portland to the Army Corp. of Engineers in Walla Walla, WA. She was a founder or major instigator for numerous community focused non- profits, most notably, Friends of Children of Walla Walla, Community Center for Youth (CCY), Commitment...

Meet the team--our new Associate Director, Rebecca Cooley

Rebecca joined the team at CRI in September, 2019 What was your "aha" moment that took you into the world of ACEs and Trauma informed care? Before I answer, I would like to say how honored and lucky I feel to have been chosen to work with Teri, Rick and others who are addressing health and wellbeing inequities. I love my job and what we do. It was a build up. Upon moving to Walla Walla, a friend encouraged me to see Paper Tigers at a public screening at Whitman College. Then within a few...

Posada, ponche and connecting in the neighborhood!

I was honored to be invited to a gathering of neighbors and friends in one of our neighborhoods as they came together to celebrate the holiday season. The traditional practice of the Posada opened the party, with neighbors walking door to door singing the traditional verses asking for shelter, with the neighbors responding, either denying shelter or offering their house, re-enacting Joseph and Mary seeking shelter. The last verse was sung at the location of the party, thus welcoming all in...

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CRI Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers Course 1 Webinar - 4 part Course

Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in his or her organization or agency. Attendee must have taken CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Course 1 as a prerequisite for this course.

This online 4 Part [3 hours per part] Course will be held via Zoom on 4 Consecutive Thursdays. August 29th, September 5, September 12, and September 19th, 2019.  7:00am to 10:00am (PST) each day.

Attendees will learn to deliver material consistent with relevant research. They will receive training tips to present everything from the N.E.A.R. Sciences, Brain States, and CRI’s signature R.O.L.E.S. Training; a research-based approach to responding to trauma. This acclaimed training for trainers also introduces individuals to ECTcellence, a trauma-informed instructional framework to effectively and efficiently facilitate the learning process.  

Only 20 tickets available for this training!

Cost: $400 per person and includes 12 hours of dynamic training 

Please note that this training takes place on August 8 & 22, 2019 from 7am - 10am (PST) for 12 hours of training. You must attend all 4 parts of the training to complete the course. Information is not repeated.

Full Information & Tickets Here

September In Person Trainings

Introducing CRI's Trauma-Informed Care Training BOOT CAMP! An exciting week [September 23-26, 2019] of CRI training including Course 1, Course 2 and Course 3. Participants can attend a single course or sign up for all three. The Courses will be conducted in order starting with Course 1 on Monday, Course 2 on Tuesday and Course 3 on Wednesday and Thursday. There are limited number of tickets for each course, so register for you ticket now.

IMPORTANT: Course 1 is a prerequisite for Courses 2 and/or 3.

Boot Camp Details

September 23-26, 2019

Location: Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, Washington

Light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Registration each morning at 8:30am Courses start at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm each day

Course 1 begins Monday September 23, 2019 with registration at 8:30am, and course running 9am-4pm

Course 2 begins Tuesday September 24, 2019 with registration at 8:30am, and course running 9am-4pm

Course 3 begins Wednesday September 25, 2019 with registration at 8:30am, and sessions running 9am-4pm and continues on Thursday September 26, 2019 9am-4pm

BOOT CAMP Information & Tickets Here
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