Trauma-Informed Practices

The Great Lakes MHTTC, in partnership with People Incorporated Training Institute, offers this training for behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.



To be effective and efficient, organizations must deliver services that do not inadvertently re-traumatize those receiving support. Becoming trauma informed means adapting practices, policies, physical spaces and more to increase the accessibility and efficacy of service. This is especially important for people who have lived experiences of trauma, including staff. This class helps learners conceptualize the nature of this problem and offers practices that reduce the risk of re-traumatization.



  • Review impacts of trauma
  • Consider the mechanisms of re-traumatization
  • Become more mindful of negative messaging and language
  • Assess areas of trauma-informed practice using an assessment tool


Participants who attend the full training will be eligible to receive the following CEs:

  • MN Board of Social Work
  • MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

      LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.ADC.009)

                  LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.019)



Russ Turner

Russ Turner, MA, MS is the Director of the People Incorporated Training Institute. During his 14 year tenure he has developed and taught a curriculum of training classes and workshops in a wide variety of subjects related to behavioral health from crisis de-escalation to motivational interviewing. His audience includes mental health professionals, social workers, case managers, addiction professionals, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and organizational leaders. He trains trainers, works with management, and has consulted and coached on numerous mental health related training projects. He has worked as a teacher or trainer for over 25 years in a variety of countries and settings including Japan, the Czech Republic and the UK. His teaching philosophy is that adults learn best when they are challenged, the material is applicable to work situations, and sessions are interactive and engaging.

Starts: Mar 29, 2022 8:45 am
Ends: Mar 29, 2022 11:00 am
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