Trauma and Resilience Basics (Free)

Richmond, Virginia

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the current state of our national pandemic and the need to exercise social distancing and minimize potential infections, these events may be canceled as things progress. We will make every effort to offer remote learning opportunities if we have to cancel in-person events, and paid events will offer an option for refund.

Join us for a workshop about trauma-informed care. Registration is free but required.

One of the first steps in this solution is assuring a trauma-informed foundation for communities, organizations, schools, and systems is to educate everyone: practitioners, their system leaders, supervisors, teachers and educators, community members, and all those who care for and about children. In a comprehensive approach, anyone touching the lives of a person who may have been touched by trauma needs to understand the basic principles of the impact of trauma and the hope of building individual and community resilience.

The Trauma and Resilience Basics Course provides participants with an understanding and skill base in the five following areas:

Trauma – The Most Basic Public Health Issue: Participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact on youth and adult mental and physical wellness.

Trauma – The Impact on the Brain: Participants will learn the upstairs/downstairs brain model and basic interventions for consumers who are in “survival mode.”

Trauma – The Impact on At-Risk Behaviors: Participants will learn how to respond to the NEED rather than reacting to the BEHAVIOR and create effective responses to promote trauma healing, minimize re-traumatization, and increase positive behaviors.

Resilience – Building Individual Resilience into Everyday Action: Participants will learn to promote self-regulation, positive self-identity, and co-regulation skills that are specific to the population they serve. Specific resilience-building strategies will be explored in depth.

Resilience – Building Community Resilience: Participants will learn the Virtuous Cycle, the foundations for building Trauma-Informed Communities, and the collective impact models of resilience that improve population health outcomes.

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