Trauma 101 & Recovery Trainings
Trauma informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Participants will learn what trauma informed care is, how to create safe environments for persons served and ways to avoid re-traumatizing practices. The “Trauma 101 & Recovery” training is a 3 hour training and is a pre-requisite to becoming a Trauma Trainer.
- Define trauma and the effects of trauma on children and adults.
- Review the intent and process for trauma screening.
- Review the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) study and the impact of trauma through the life span.
- Identify the stages of recovery using Dr. Judith Herman’s model of recovery.
Trauma 101 & Recovery Train-The-Trainer Workshop
To establish a collective network approach to staff development, organizations are asked to send one individual to attend the Training of Trainers workshop. Individuals attending this 7 hour Training of Trainers Workshop will be prepared to provide “Trauma 101 & Recovery” trainings two times a year to current and new staff within their agency. These trainers will be provided with a curriculum designed to offer basic knowledge, skills, and values of trauma informed care to all staff. Participants will also review and practice methods of delivering the training information. Participants will receive training materials including a manual and flash drive with the training content.
- Understand how to prepare and present the “Trauma 101 & Recovery” training to other staff and/or community members.
- Review methods of delivering training information, facilitating discussion and answering difficult questions.
- Practice presentation of training materials.
Calmer Classrooms: Working with Traumatized Students Training
13 of every 30 students in a classroom will have toxic stress from 3 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s).* Toxic stress or trauma can involve events such as physical or emotional abuse, divorce, bullying, domestic violence, death in the family and medical trauma. Teen suicides doubled in Nebraska last year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 15-24, and the third leading cause for those 10-14 years old. Trauma can impact student learning, social interactions and self-regulation.
Teachers are not therapists but it is important to use a universal classroom management approach since we do not always know which students have trauma. This 3 hour training will discuss how trauma affects students, the ACE’s study, how to create a safe environment for all students and ways to avoid re-traumatizing practices. Specific classroom tools and strategies will be discussed to help staff engage all students in the learning process and support emotional self-regulation.
*Source: Washington State Family Policy Council
- Understand how students affected by trauma experience the learning environment
- Learn classroom strategies that support students affected by trauma to engage in the learning process
- Learn strategies to support student emotional self-regulation