Trauma-Informed Care Training
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What does it mean to provide trauma-informed services? To truly practice care in a way that is sensitive to the experience of trauma, all members of an organization must understand and be sensitive to the impacts of trauma. We all have an important role to play in ensuring every interaction with individuals in care are supportive, affirming, and avoid re-traumatizing those who are especially vulnerable. This two-day training (June 6 & 7, 9:00am – 12:30pm ET) was designed to help participants gain an understanding of trauma, its impacts, and the fundamental components of a trauma-informed approach to care. Through interactive instructional activities participants will develop practical tools for communicating effectively and learn how to implement trauma-informed practices into their organization.
• Explain the nature of trauma and its impact on persons in care
• Describe the fundamental aspects of a trauma-informed approach to care
• Implement communication approaches that are sensitive to those who have experienced trauma
• Develop strategies to implement an agency-wide trauma-informed approach
Mark Lepore, Ed.D is a Professor in the Department of Counseling at Pennsylvania Western University/Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive knowledge of counseling supervision gained from both his academic work and more than 20 years of clinical practice. Dr. Lepore’s areas of specialty include crisis counseling, grief and loss counseling, trauma-informed care, and narrative therapy.
Closed Registration: Not open to the public. This training is in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health.