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Trauma-informed Care Training

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Healing Together: Foundations of Trauma-responsiveness

Building upon the foundational understanding of Course 1: Foundations of Trauma-informed Care Practices: A Healing Journey, this course provides a deeper understanding of Trauma-informed principles with focus on impact of relational and developmental trauma, generational trauma, and neglect through a lens of resilience and relational healing.

The course covers 12 hours of content, which can be facilitated over two 6-hour sessions or over three 4-hour sessions. 

Foundations of Trauma-responsiveness

Section 1: Neuroscience

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs

  • Neuroplasticity

  • Gratitude and Neuroplasticity

  • Neuroscience and Trauma

Section 2: The Nervous System

  • Overview of the Nervous System

  • Polyvagal States

  • Releasing Hypervigilance

Section 3: Trauma Indicators

  • Trauma Indicators

  • Responding to Indicators of Trauma

  • Adaptive Behavior Loop

  • Dissociation

  • Adaptive Behaviors: Substance Dependency

  • Adaptive Behaviors: Alcohol Dependency

Section 4: Attachment Strategies

  • Attachment

  • Drama Triangle

  • Categories of Trauma

  • Shame and Withdrawal

  • Window of Tolerance

  • Response Flexibility

Section 5: Resilience

  • Authenticity, Compassion, and Attunement

  • Empathy

  • Resilience Promoting Strategies

Section 6: Applications

  • TIC Concepts and Stigma

  • Ethics of TIC

  • Advocacy for Implementation


We can create a custom curriculum product or engagement that includes specific topics that you, your organization, or your community needs to ensure the training is responsive to your goals and your needs. 

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