Trauma Trainings News
TVG is excited to offer a new trauma training theme that blends incredibly well with Motivational Interviewing. We are offering two trauma trainings – Trauma 101 and Intermediate Trauma Responsiveness.
Trauma 101 is designed for those individuals who may be new to Trauma Informed or Trauma Responsive Care. Trauma 101 is an Office of Addiction and Support Services (OASAS) approved course for CASAC, CPP, CPS individuals. It is, however, relevant to anyone working with individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder. This curriculum was developed through a joint venture between the Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care from the University of Buffalo School of Social Work and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).
Trauma-Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma. It teaches participants how to recognize trauma symptoms in themselves and others. This training will help you to recognize a trauma response and give you skills to prevent re-traumatization. Since many people in the criminal justice and human services field, carry their own trauma, you will learn how to recognize when you are triggered by others and you will receive evidenced-based tools and practical suggestions on how to handle these experiences. This training is designed as a practical overview covering a basic understanding of trauma/adversity from a universal precautions lens, covering how it is experienced, and the connection of trauma to substance use.
The objectives are: implementing universal precautions around trauma, define different types of trauma, explain the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, understand how trauma/adversity impacts individuals, discuss the relationship between trauma and substance use, identify symptoms of trauma that may indicate a trauma history via case study. Understand how our own trauma may influence our work with others.
Intermediate Trauma Responsiveness – Skills and Practice
This training is designed for people who have had basic trauma training and want to learn more, or to practice what they have learned. This intermediate course will focus on the implementation of trauma responsive care (TRC) in the workplace and trauma responsive skills with an opportunity to practice these skills. Participants will leave this training with practical trauma responsive tools and techniques to avoid re-traumatization, enhance engagement, improve retention, emotional regulation and promote self-care and individual wellness. This training is further enhanced by incorporating the spirit and skills of Motivational Interviewing as an evidence based practice for collaborative conversations to strengthen motivation and commitment to change using trauma responsive care. What makes this training different from others you have taken? This training will not only give you skills to work with trauma, but it is comprehensive and includes Motivational Interviewing, moral injury, empathy fatigue, burnout, and secondary stress disorder. This training will focus on preventative strategies for maintaining staff wellness, engagement, retention and resiliency.
Objectives for Intermediate Trauma Responsiveness: Participation in this training will expand your knowledge of trauma informed care, by introducing the blending of MI skills and introducing moral injury as a trauma. Participants will learn new concepts, techniques and activities to utilize with traumatized individuals. There is an emphasis on improving observation and listening skills and looking beyond the behavior for the meaning. Participants will learn to navigate between maintaining safety, strong boundaries and compassionate care. Individuals will learn techniques for self care that can prevent empathy fatigue, burnout and vicarious trauma. Participants will look at re-entry from a different lens and understand ways to avoid re-traumatization whenever possible. This training will focus on preventative strategies for maintaining staff wellness, engagement, retention and resiliency.
Who should attend:
Criminal Justice Professionals
Human Services Providers