Description

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization. Becoming trauma informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement, and recovery.

Price: $79

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Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEU)
4.5


Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Respectful Awareness
    • Definitions of Trauma for Individual, Relationship, and Public Health
    • Prevalence of Trauma, from Single Incident to Complex
    • Understanding the Impact of Trauma Across the Lifespan
    • Contexts of Impact – Cultural, Intergenerational, and Societal Factors
  • Collaborative Health
    • Principles of Trauma-Informed Care
    • Core Competencies – Putting Principles into Action
    • Choice, Trust, and Connection
    • Recognizing Innate Strengths and Resilience
  • Building a Trauma-Informed Culture
    • The Continuum of Trauma-Informed Care and Practices
    • A Systemic View of Healing Trauma
    • Building Trauma Informed Principles into Policy and Processes
    • Attending to Staff Safety and Secondary Trauma

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals, communities and organizations
  • List guiding principles for incorporating a trauma-informed approach across roles
  • Describe steps for creating safer work settings for both service providers and clients
  • Design an action plan for trauma-informed goals in service delivery and program planning

About this Workshop

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW, RSW

Nathan Gerbrandt, Director or Training Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc.Nathan holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker. He is the Managing Director for CTRI and works with organizations and communities through a needs assessment process of identifying the best resources and training to meet their needs. Nathan also provides leadership in developing and managing CTRI trainers and course content. Prior to this role he coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for repeat offenders with a diagnosis. Nathan has refined skills in risk management and collaborative treatment planning for people in conflict with the law. In addition, he possesses specialty in the areas of disability services, case management, and working with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Nathan is the author of CTRI’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Strategies for Supporting workshop. He believes that despite any trauma, mental health, and physical challenges, all people can find great success in their lives. Nathan is an engaging presenter who uses an interactive style to maximize the learning potential of participants.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for anyone interested in learning more about the value of trauma-informed workplaces.