Shared understanding of the need for and value of trauma-responsive, equity-based approaches increases an organization’s or school’s implementation efforts. These experiences highlight ways in which CCSI can increase appetite and interest in practice transformation with internal and external stakeholders.

From Trauma to Healing—Building Trauma Sensitive Services to Support Resiliency

This foundational training orients individuals towards a trauma-informed care approach. Content includes an overview of the ACEs study and explores how trauma is often at the center of an individual’s school or work problems, mental health challenges, substance use, physical health issues and/or criminal justice involvement.

This training provides participants with an overview of the essential elements of trauma-informed care, and examines the impact of stress, “Traumatic Exposure Responses”, and burnout. and allows participants to explore several options for working with these occupational challenges. This training aims to guide all staff towards infusing trauma-responsive practices into their daily work when interfacing with the people whom they serve, and to learn ways to increase self-care within their own lives.

Overview Training for Managers

This orientation training will introduce participants to the essential elements of a trauma-informed organization and help prepare the management team in setting the vision for implementation of trauma-informed practices and training.

Trauma Responsive Workshop: From ACEs to Assets: Fostering Resilience to Improve Outcomes

The impact of childhood adversity/trauma on health and wellness outcomes throughout the lifespan is undeniable. Research has also established that “Resilience trumps ACEs” yet most practitioners have little exposure to integrating resilience development as an overt component of their practice. This session explores the foundation of resilience and asset development and offer strategies for applying these strategies in day to day practice.

Staying in the Game: Understanding How Trauma Impacts Those Who Serve

Secondary traumatic stress, the effect of exposure to others’ trauma on oneself, is one of the costs someone may pay when working in education, health, and human service professions. This workshop will engage participants in an exploration of how trauma impacts their lives and offer evidence-based tools to help positively cope with these challenges. A brief review of trauma and brain development, along with trauma-informed care will be provided to offer participants a single framework from which to approach these topics. Participants are invited to consider that we are only able to provide TIC services to the extent to which they are trauma-informed towards themselves.

Culture, People and Me: Working with Diverse People

Personal (implicit/unconscious) bias and culture can impact the way we engage with each other and those with whom we work. This session allows the participants to explore the interconnectedness of cultural competence, person-centeredness, and trauma-responsive practices. Through this combined lens, participants deepen their understanding of the interplay between an individual or family’s cultural nuances and their engagement in services. Strategies to improve cross-cultural communication are introduced.