Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

9:00am - April 13, 2022 thru 11:00am - April 13, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
Registration Deadline:
Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




The Great Lakes MHTTC will host 11 sessions and 3 learning collaboratives between April through September 2022 on how to develop a Trauma Informed Care organization.


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is the first event in the series. In this 2-hour workshop is the first of a Trauma-Informed/Resiliency Series developed for leaders and organizations interested in cultivating and sustaining a trauma-informed culture. This may be an overview for some; however, is foundational information for the workshop series. Due to the widespread impact of trauma experienced by clients, families, and staff alike, the need for a deep understanding of trauma-informed principles and practical application is imperative. And now more than ever. A trauma-informed approach to the work is not just for the benefit of those we serve, it must be a parallel process for an organization to experience real transformation. By fully integrating this knowledge into policies, procedures, and practices, supervisors and managers can become aware of how their own leadership style can influence their team and ultimately the organization. However, there are those that are comfortable with status quo, comfortable with how things are now, and resist system change. This workshop plans to inspire all participants to take the road to resilience and transformation. Attending to trauma-informed principles will help management and staff be more regulated, resilient, and able to bring hope and energy into their professional and personal lives.  


Workshop Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:  

  1. Explain the ACEs Study and its importance to Health & Human Services. 
  2. Identify trauma-informed principles and demonstrate their practical application in their work setting/department (will build on this during future workshops). 
  3. Describe the benefits of a trauma-informed workplace on employee well-being and outcomes for those they serve. 
  4. Recognize the impact of trauma experienced by clients, families, and staff and consider ways to promote a safe, healthy, and thriving work culture (will build on this during future workshops). 




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates are disseminated via email to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training. 




Chuck Price

Chuck Price, MS

Although many consultants strive to create trauma-informed environments and guide leaders through culture change, very few have successfully led their organizations through this process. Bonafide experience is what sets Chuck Price and Blue Collar Consulting apart from the others. This experience, along with Chuck’s easy manner and ability to form authentic relationships, make Chuck a natural fit to help support you as you lead your agency’s transformation process. Chuck has filled leadership roles in several counties and private agencies throughout his 27-years working in child welfare and health and human services. Chuck’s career has been dedicated to making drastic improvements in the lives of children and families. He has been brave and selfless in his pursuit of excellence, often pioneering pathways not yet traveled by his peers. He has served in leadership roles within public and private agencies, in both urban and rural settings. All of this has provided him with a diverse perspective and the ability to quickly understand and relate to challenges faced by leaders.


As a DHHS Director, Chuck led his department on a successful and transformational journey from traditional compliance-based practice to becoming a legitimate trauma-informed agency. As a result of his work recruitment, retention, agency health, and case outcomes dramatically improved. Under his leadership, overall numbers of children living in congregate care were significantly reduced, and at one point even dropped to zero! Chuck's results and process gained recognition across the state, the country, and internationally.


Chuck started Blue Collar Consulting to broaden the impact of lessons learned so you don’t have to start at the beginning. His passion is to help support brave leaders in their professional growth and development, and to use his real-world experience to assist organizations in their trauma-informed cultural transformations. He also has a sweet spot for his two dogs, Brewer and Uecker, which might give away his other passion…Milwaukee Brewers baseball! Chuck lives in Central Wisconsin with his wife of 27 years. As a new member of the empty-nester club, he is free to travel, connect, and lead your transformational work, no matter where you are on your journey, or the map.