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Trauma-Informed Practice in Workforce Development

A 7-week foundational course about how to design and deliver trauma-informed employment and training services.

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About the course

In Trauma-Informed Practice in Workforce Development, practitioners gain a foundational knowledge of how to operationalize trauma-informed practice and specific tools and frameworks through the application of 7-modules of experiential, peer-based learning. 

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What you will learn

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Frameworks to understand traumatic stress (SAMHSA Principles, Sanctuary Model)

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Non-clinical tools and techniques for working with clients who have experienced trauma

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How to apply principles of Trauma-Informed Practice in employment and training settings

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An understanding of the vicarious or secondary impacts of working with people who have experienced trauma

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Frameworks to understand the impacts of social trauma on clients 

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Tools for responding to vicarious trauma

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What's included

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6 live lessons about how to use tools and frameworks with clients and in the design of your services 

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Small peer group calls that provide an opportunity for small group discussion 

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Recordings of all live sessions (available for 6 months after the training)

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Access to a private online community with regular resources and free trainings, including exclusive monthly live Q+A calls

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Weekly prompts to guide your application of the concepts in the course

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Digital Badge and Certificate 

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Course Outline

SAMHSA Principles of Trauma-Informed Practice and The 4 Rs of Trauma-Informed Practice

Zones of Regulation framework for understanding the neurobiology of stress responses

The Sites of Shaping framework: a tool for explaining how social and collective traumas can affect individuals’ lives

Illustrative examples of of Trauma-Informed Practice in employment and training

Strategies and tools for emotional stabilization and regulation

The Window of Tolerance framework: a framework for understanding the different ways that traumatic stress symptoms are expressed and provides some direction on how to help a client re-stabilize

Scale of Resiliency framework and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Vicarious and secondary trauma and resilience

Sanctuary Model: principles for trauma-informed organizations

Strategies and tools for supporting practitioner resilience, well-being and growth, vital for reducing burnout and fostering ongoing motivation

Maximize Impact

Enroll your staff in a full pathway with implementation support to maximize impact.
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Trauma Informed Practice in Workforce Development
Practical Tools for Success
Implementing
with Support
7-weeks
4-day intensive
6 months 
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Upcoming dates

Trauma-Informed Practice in Workforce Development is 
7-weeks

4.5 hours per week 

(2.5 hours of live calls and 2 hours of independent work)

Trauma-Informed Practice in Workforce Development is a prerequisite for participating in Implementing With Support for Success Technical Assistance Group.

80% attendance is required for certification.

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Who should attend

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Frontline employment service practitioners including career and employment counsellors and job developers

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Program developers, workshop facilitators, trainers and other learning and development practitioners

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Managers of employment and training programs and practitioners

 No clinical training or experience required!