The Blueprint to a Trauma-Informed Organization: Overview of Pre-Implementation, Implementation & Sustainability

9:00am - May 4, 2022 thru 11:00am - May 4, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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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.




This 2-hour workshop is the second in a Trauma-Informed/Resiliency series developed for leaders and organizations interested in cultivating and sustaining a trauma-informed culture. This presentation is intended to provide an overview of the Trauma-Informed Organizational Model and to introduce topics/concepts that will be explored in depth during future workshops. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the Pre-Implementation, Implementation, and Sustainment processes of Trauma-Informed change in an organization:


  • Pre-Implementation: Leaders will learn what steps to take to assess and identify the areas of their team that may need the most support while setting themselves up to make the transition as smooth as possible. They will have knowledge of the basics of trauma-informed care and how it is specific to each team’s needs.
  • Implementation: With adequate preparation, the shift to becoming a trauma-informed organization can be quick and seamless. This portion will explain key steps to a successful implementation, such as creating buy-in, updating policies and procedures, and reviewing the organization’s overall mission.


  • Sustainment: After implementing trauma-informed care, leaders need to know the appropriate methods to re-evaluate their processes for continuous improvement. Solutions and revisions to processes should be feasible and specific to each team in the organization.


For the blueprint to be successful, change must start at the top. Genuine support and involvement from the leaders of the organization are essential to the success of creating a trauma informed culture. The development of the leadership/management team is the next most crucial step. A unified leadership/management team is the key support feature to the implementation and sustainability of a trauma informed organizational culture. Last, the importance of staff-led initiatives and involvement throughout the change process are vital to change. Presenters will explore best practices for each of these items.





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

  • Explain the three components of the Trauma-Informed Organizational Model.
  • Break down the key items involved in each step of the model.
  • Explain how each component relates to the end-goal of the organization.
  • Prepare for common “roadblocks” and other hindrances that may come up during the implementation processes.
  • Begin to develop a team that wants to take ownership and accountability for the success of trauma-informed care in their organization.





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, M.S.

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.