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
Going beyond the basics, this training gives you real skills to put your basic Trauma Informed Care training into practice. Utilizing the evidence-based communication tools in Motivational Interviewing and the Trauma-Informed Care principles, you will be better prepared to work with clients and avoid re-traumatization.
This is an intermediate level of training. It answers the question, “I have had trauma-informed care training; now what?“
Practical Trauma Debriefing Skills to gain the confidence to work with distressed individuals. Sometimes you might be the first person they have ever told about their trauma, which can be profoundly triggering emotional experience.
Motivational Interviewing spirit (partnership, acceptance, compassion) and skills is a trauma informed approach, highlighting safety, trust, choice, and empowerment.
Increase Empathy and Compassion while maintaining professional Boundaries.
Recognize Vicarious Trauma and Empathy Fatigue symptoms and turn them into Vicarious Resilience. Allowing us to focus on their strengths and what they have overcome rather than what is wrong with them.
Emotional regulation is an essential trauma-responsive skill when working with those with a trauma history. Resting calm, centered, and grounded when others are ramping up allows the individual to regulate and gain control over their emotions. Trust and safety are established during this process, which leads to better engagement and retention.
Presenters: Sandra Rivers MA, CASAC-M, MINT Member
Lisa Ardner MA, CASAC-M, CARC, Certified MINT Trainer
Who should attend:
Criminal Justice Professionals
Human Services Providers