Trauma-Responsive Practices in Education Training of Trainers

8:00am - October 4, 2022 thru 12:00pm - October 6, 2022 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2022
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The Mountain Plains MHTTC is pleased to offer this Training of Trainers (TOT) on Trauma-Informed Practices in Education.

Event Description

This 3-day (20 hours) interactive in-person training will be facilitated by Resilient Futures and grounded in the evidence-informed Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma (HEARTS) framework developed in 2008 at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The HEARTS framework is grounded in neuroscience, resilience, and attachment theory focusing on the protective factors that build resilience as defined by the evidence-based Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency (ARC) model (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2006). 
This training will be held October 4-6, 2022 in Casper, WY.  

To apply to be a trainer and attend this TOT, please complete this application by September 16, 2022.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Establish a training that builds on and strengthens foundational trauma-informed knowledge grounded in the Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma (HEARTS) framework.  The foundational training provides both theory and strategies through HEARTS Core Guiding Principles: Understanding Trauma and Stress; Cultural Humility and Equity; Compassion and Dependability; Resilience and Social-Emotional Learning; Empowerment and Collaboration.

  2. Examine trauma and trauma-informed practices through a lens of cultural humility focusing on an awareness of racial trauma and the importance of centralizing equity work within trauma-informed practices.    

  3. Learn and practice skills to foster resilience for students and staff through building connection, coping skills, and competence, while focusing on individual and community wellness. 

  4. Participants will receive the following materials to lead a foundational trauma-informed training in their school/ district: facilitation manual, handouts, and PowerPoint slides. 


Laura McArthur, PhD.












Laura McArthur, PhD., is a clinical psychologist, one of the Co-Founders of Resilient Futures, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado’s START Center in the School of Medicine. She studied and trained at the University of Colorado, University of Utah, and University of San Francisco with a specialty in trauma, systems change, child and family development, and social justice. She has worked in schools for many years, leading hundreds of trainings, providing on-the-ground consultation, and supervising and providing school-based clinical services. Dr. McArthur’s work has focused on ensuring all students, teachers, parents, and schools are supported in connecting to their own resilience through evidence-based training, consultation, and mental health support.  


Megan Brennan












Dr. Megan Brennan is a licensed clinical psychologist and Co-Founder of Resilient Futures. In her clinical work as a school-based therapist Dr. Brennan specialized in working with youth and their caregivers, providing evidence-based trauma therapy. Through her work at Resilient Futures, Dr Brennan continues to partner with school districts, early childhood centers, and universities to integrate and sustain trauma-informed practices, that centralize race-based equity work. Dr. Brennan leads trauma-informed training, onsite consultation, and leadership coaching.