Intro/Description of Trauma Trainings Here

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OVERVIEW OF ACES: 1.5 HOURS

This training covers the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, an overview of ACES and
ACE categories, the short and long-term impact of ACEs, and local/national data.
Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of ACEs and why a Trauma-Informed Lens is vital in our work with others.

TRAUMA AND TOXIC STRESS: 1.5 HOURS

This training covers the types of toxic stress and their impact on development and
behavior; trauma and its connection to behaviors; coping mechanisms and unresolved
trauma; the trauma-informed approach; vicarious trauma and practical strategies for
support.

RESILIENCE: 1.5 HOURS

This training covers the strength-based perspective; resilience; Strengthening Families
Protective Factor Framework; principles of trauma-informed care and supporting post-traumatic growth.

THE PREDICTIVE BRAIN: 1.5 HOURS

Neuroscience shows us that our brain is far more predictive than we realize. Participants
will gain a greater understanding of the research showing how our brains predict safety or
threat and what that means in our classrooms, faith communities, businesses, homes and
more! We will also discuss tools and resources for helping our brains (and the brains of
those around us) to predict safety.

ACES & SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER: 1.5 HOURS

Gain an understanding of how childhood trauma increases risk behaviors and
contributes to opioid use disorder as well as how trauma affects the care and treatment
of individuals with substance use disorder.

TRAUMA INFORMED CERTIFICATION: 6 HOURS

This 6-hour course, developed by Community Resilience Initiative, covers a basic
understanding of trauma, discusses neuroscience, epigenetics, ACEs, resilience; the
safety, learning, connection networks of the brain, and more. 6 CEU’s are avaialable for
Social Workers through WWU for an added fee.


Podcast Interview 09/2021:
“Healthy Responses after Trauma”


Podcast Interview 3/2021 with Dr. Emil Tompkins
“Empathy – Parenting in a Pandemic”


Mary McGuire, Executive Director, Mentoring Tucson’s Kids

“I would highly recommend these trainings to anyone interested in learning more about trauma informed care and working with youth and adults coming from trauma backgrounds.”