I'm working on a cross-sector trauma-informed training for peer specialists (promotoras, community health workers, community intervention workers, sexual assault/DV advocates, etc). So far, I've turned up only a handful of specific published resources. 

If you have any published or unpublished trauma-informed training curriculums specific for this population, I'd be very grateful for anything you can share.

Thank you!

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Hello Nkem,  I believe my Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience curriculum is just what you are looking for.  CASA in Roseville is planning to use it with their CASA volunteers.  The plan is to train their volunteers and have them train their kids.  The groups that you have mentioned (promotoras, community health workers, community intervention workers, sexual assault/DV advocates, etc) have purchased this curriculum.  These organizations are scattered across the nation.  

Here is a link to my webpage:  https://www.dibbleinstitute.org/mind-matters/ Here you will find a sample lesson, a table of contents, where people are using this curriculum, a one hour webinar with me explaining the curriculum, Jane Stevens of ACEs Connection commenting on the curriculum.  This curriculum is adaptable to meet your individual needs. For further information feel free to contact me at carolynrichcurtis@gmail.com or 916-995-6846

Thanks for all the work that you are doing.  Warmly, Carolyn

I thought the " 'Trauma-Informed' Intentional Peer Support" curriculum assembled by Shery Mead, et al. was an extremely comprehensive curriculum for Peer Support, and assuming the 'Peer Specialists' train their peers in the full curriculum, it's also equally empowering. Shery and Chris Hanson have presented this in numerous locales here in the U.S.A, as well as New Zealand, Japan, and possibly other locales I'm not yet aware of. Their 'operation' moved from Plainfield, New Hampshire to the Burlington, Vermont area some years back, and they have added staff (Steven Morgan, et al.). Their website now lists a West Chesterfield, NH Post Office box #, and an area code 802 (Vermont) phone number. Their website has extensive curriculum content.

The National Assoc. of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) has a "Trauma Informed Peer Support Curriculum Trainer's Manual", retrievable on line at their NASMHPD website:

www.nasmhpd.org/sites/default/...anual_03-21-2017.pdf

I'm working with our local library Reference Staff to locate Shery Mead, Et. al's website for "Intentional Peer Support" ( www.intentionalpeersupport.org ). I hope that's helpful.

Hi... I use a curriculum when training folks who work in school and other settings.  I also use an animation film I created, 8 minutes in length when I train called Lost and Found.  I will enclose the link to the film if I can.  if no, then you are welcome to email me at colorwonder7@gmail.com and I will copy the link back to you...

https://vimeo.com/206767072

Hopefully the above link works...  You and others are welcome to use the film in trainings you do... no problem... 

Elizabeth

I'm one of the authors of the trauma-informed peer support curriculum guide that Robert Olcott refers to above that appears on the NASMHPD website and was developed under SAMHSA's National Center on Trauma-Informed Care.  With one of my co-authors, I also provide trauma-informed peer supports (TIPS) training as a consultant. 

Intentional Peer Support, developed by Shery Mead,  which Robert Olcott also mentions, is a wonderful peer support training, but it doesn't specifically focus on trauma-informed approaches.

Michael G Williams MSW posted:

Strategies 2.0 doesn't publish our curriculum (which is developed out of the Social Policy Institute at San Diego State University), but we do plan on offering a training-of-trainers in trauma-informed care. Let me know if you'd be interested. MWilliams@theCAPCenter.org 

Thank you Michael. We are actual trainers of trainers as well. We are looking for curriculums specifically for peer specialists. If you have a policy change and are able to share yours, please let me know. 

Carolyn Curtis posted:

Hello Nkem,  I believe my Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience curriculum is just what you are looking for.  CASA in Roseville is planning to use it with their CASA volunteers.  The plan is to train their volunteers and have them train their kids.  The groups that you have mentioned (promotoras, community health workers, community intervention workers, sexual assault/DV advocates, etc) have purchased this curriculum.  These organizations are scattered across the nation.  

Here is a link to my webpage:  https://www.dibbleinstitute.org/mind-matters/ Here you will find a sample lesson, a table of contents, where people are using this curriculum, a one hour webinar with me explaining the curriculum, Jane Stevens of ACEs Connection commenting on the curriculum.  This curriculum is adaptable to meet your individual needs. For further information feel free to contact me at carolynrichcurtis@gmail.com or 916-995-6846

Thanks for all the work that you are doing.  Warmly, Carolyn

Thank you Carolyn. I will explore your curriculum that may be a resource for the project. 

Robert Olcott posted:

The National Assoc. of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) has a "Trauma Informed Peer Support Curriculum Trainer's Manual", retrievable on line at their NASMHPD website:

www.nasmhpd.org/sites/default/...anual_03-21-2017.pdf

I'm working with our local library Reference Staff to locate Shery Mead, Et. al's website for "Intentional Peer Support" ( www.intentionalpeersupport.org ). I hope that's helpful.

Thank you Robert. We do have Mead's site. We also have the Engaging Women in TI Peer Support Guidebook, but this trainer's manual is a great addition! 

Darby Penney posted:

I'm one of the authors of the trauma-informed peer support curriculum guide that Robert Olcott refers to above that appears on the NASMHPD website and was developed under SAMHSA's National Center on Trauma-Informed Care.  With one of my co-authors, I also provide trauma-informed peer supports (TIPS) training as a consultant. 

Intentional Peer Support, developed by Shery Mead,  which Robert Olcott also mentions, is a wonderful peer support training, but it doesn't specifically focus on trauma-informed approaches.

Thank you so much! We've found your Engaging Women guide and the 2014 webinars to be invaluable. We're excited to have found the TIPS training guide now! Thank you for all of your work!

As an adjunct at a local junior college (not CCSF) - teaching in the Community Health Worker program, I've found these resources very relevant to ACEs, trauma informed care and resiliency building: CCSF Community Health Worker Program

Their text book includes the following topics: TI approach to care, TI practice, Trauma responses, trauma story, trauma survivor guidelines, strategies for building resilience, cultural humility, secondary trauma, establishing safety and so much more!  Click here to see:  Foundations Text Book in pdf  

CCSF developed a YouTube channel for additional learnings:  CCSF CHW YouTube Channel

COPIED from the CCSF CHW website:
City College faculty wrote and edited the groundbreaking textbook Foundations for Community Health Work ers, which is now used in CHW training programs across the country, including at CCSF.  For more information on this book, please see the page developed by our publisher, Jossey-Bass.

The CHW Certificate Program was established in 1994 and now offers 5 Certificate Options.  

All 5 Certificates share the following requirements: 

  • Enrollment policies
  • 14 units of core courses (Health 201, 202 & 203)
  • A 128-hour internship placement
  • A final Performance-Based Exam 
     

The Five Certificates are: 

  • The CHW Certificate: 
  • The Elder Advocate Specialist Certificate:  
  • The HIV and Hepatitis Navigation Specialist Certificate: 
  • The Reentry Specialist Certificate: 
  • The Youth Advocate Specialist Certificate: 

The five CHW Certificates are designed to prepare students for employment and professional success.  Learning outcomes are based on input from local employers, program graduates who are working in the field, and research and emerging standards for the CHW profession.  

Upon successful completion of any of the certificate programs, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Analyze and evaluate public health concepts and information for health promotion.
  2. Assess and integrate professional skills necessary for employment in the CHW field.
  3. Evaluate and implement entry-level proficiency in CHW core competencies for working effectively with diverse individuals, groups and communities.


There are additional Learning Outcomes for each Specialty Certificate:
Elder Advocate Specialist: 
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with older adults.

HIV and Hepatitis Navigation Specialist:
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with clients and communities impacted by HIV and Hepatitis.

Additional Reentry Specialist:
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated clients and communities.  

Additional Youth Advocate Specialist:
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with youth and young adults.

Jane Stevens posted:

Hi, Karen:  Does the textbook include information about ACEs science?

Yes!  It talks about trauma and chronic disease - and then provides context by looking at the ACEs Study - and links to the CDC website on ACEs too. 
The discussion includes common "emotional responses" may include ... and goes on to discuss how some survivors feel numb or devoid of feelings ... 
Here are their YouTube videos

Hello! I work for the Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health, and we have acquired a few resources to share on this topic. I've included them to this post.

In Wisconsin, we are also working on finalizing a Certified Parent Peer Specialist training, which I'm sure would include elements of TIC. When that is finalized I can share updates on how the Certified Parent Peer Specialist training in Wisconsin addresses TIC for peer curriculums. Please let me know if you would like an update in the coming months!

Andrea Turtenwald

Family Relations Coordinator, Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health

andrea.turtenwald@wi.gov

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Andrea Turtenwald, OCMH posted:

Hello! I work for the Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health, and we have acquired a few resources to share on this topic. I've included them to this post.

In Wisconsin, we are also working on finalizing a Certified Parent Peer Specialist training, which I'm sure would include elements of TIC. When that is finalized I can share updates on how the Certified Parent Peer Specialist training in Wisconsin addresses TIC for peer curriculums. Please let me know if you would like an update in the coming months!

Andrea Turtenwald

Family Relations Coordinator, Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health

andrea.turtenwald@wi.gov

Thank you @Andrea Turtenwald, OCMH. I don't know how your reply slipped by me. These resources are very helpful. Yes, I would be very interested in the final version of the training. My email is nkem@lumostransforms.com 

Warmly,

Nkem

 

This isn't specific to your audience but applies and/or can be adapted to meet the needs of your organization.

https://www.hazelden.org/OA_HT...sitex=10020:22372:US

Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive provides program administrators and clinical directors with key resources needed to train staff and make organizational changes to become trauma-responsive. This comprehensive training program involves all staff, ensuring clients are served with a trauma-responsive approach.

This training program describes the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive:

  • Gain knowledge of stress, adversity, and trauma
  • Understand of the impact of organizational stress and trauma
  • Understand the concept and structure of a Guide Team
  • Assess and improve clients’ first experience with your organization
  • Assess and improve your organization’s physical space
  • Assess and improve your organization’s sense of safety
  • Understand the leadership qualities and skills needed to initiate trauma-responsive organizational change
  • Create a shared language and tools to address trauma
  • Implement evidence-based, trauma-specific curricula
  • Have each staff person create a personal self-care plan

Developed by leading trauma experts Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, and Sandra L. Bloom, MD, this program is an excellent primer to assist organizations in becoming trauma-responsive prior to implementing an in-depth trauma curriculum.

Alice Cunningham posted:

This isn't specific to your audience but applies and/or can be adapted to meet the needs of your organization.

https://www.hazelden.org/OA_HT...sitex=10020:22372:US

Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive provides program administrators and clinical directors with key resources needed to train staff and make organizational changes to become trauma-responsive. This comprehensive training program involves all staff, ensuring clients are served with a trauma-responsive approach.

This training program describes the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive:

  • Gain knowledge of stress, adversity, and trauma
  • Understand of the impact of organizational stress and trauma
  • Understand the concept and structure of a Guide Team
  • Assess and improve clients’ first experience with your organization
  • Assess and improve your organization’s physical space
  • Assess and improve your organization’s sense of safety
  • Understand the leadership qualities and skills needed to initiate trauma-responsive organizational change
  • Create a shared language and tools to address trauma
  • Implement evidence-based, trauma-specific curricula
  • Have each staff person create a personal self-care plan

Developed by leading trauma experts Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, and Sandra L. Bloom, MD, this program is an excellent primer to assist organizations in becoming trauma-responsive prior to implementing an in-depth trauma curriculum.

Thank you, Alice. While we have completed our project, this resource looks excellent. I wish it was more reasonably priced

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