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NRVCS incorporates trauma-informed principles into our services for consumers, as well as professional development for our staff, and collaboration with our community partner agencies.


Option 1: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness
This basic 1–2 hour workshop introduces participants to the impact of childhood trauma on brain development and behaviors. It is the foundation science for trauma informed systems of care, and the backbone of evidenced-based practice. Topics covered are how trauma affects the brain; the ACE Study and its finding related to how early adversity in life increases physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life and the three protective systems of resiliency.

Option 2: Trauma Informed Care
This workshop can be tailored to agencies and populations based on need. It can be designed to meet the needs of court services units, Department of Social Services, law enforcement, early childhood settings, clinical settings, etc.

An example of the agenda for training would be:
The morning session will focus on understanding the concept of trauma-informed care, examining ACEs’ impact on neurodevelopment, adoption of high-risk behaviors, and lifelong functioning, while also exploring the pervasive nature of trauma within the mental health field. Participants will gain knowledge of the network of community partners and how we can work together to decrease re-traumatization and promote wellness and resiliency for clients who are involved in multiple systems of care.

The afternoon session will highlight direct interventions designed to enhance co-regulation, self-regulation, and positive self-identify skills that can improve the functioning of clients directly impacted by trauma. This will include a case tool to enable participants to identify the purpose and function behind obstructive behaviors, with strategies for introducing approach-goals to replace those automatic behaviors with positive coping strategies.

The day will conclude with a concentration on the risk of vicarious trauma that providers’ face, and the ABC’s of self-care, which includes tangible tools for the lifelong practice of self-compassion and self-care.

Option 3: Trauma Informed Care for schools
Part 1 – In this 1-hour workshop, participants learn the effects of trauma and how it impacts learning and behaviors in the classroom as well as strategies to be able to manage these behaviors in the classroom.

Part 2 – In this 1-hour follow up workshop, participants examine their own vulnerable decision points and identify ways to manage their responses to best help students that have been impacted by trauma. In addition to this self-care is a primary focus in this workshop.

If your agency or organization would be interested in one of the trainings listed above, just email us at .