Community Connections offers trainings in helping organizations become trauma-informed. A trauma-informed agency or service center respects the history of trauma and violent victimization experienced by many of its customers. A trauma-informed system provides a welcoming atmosphere in which all staff and clients experience a sense of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.

Training in designing and implementing trauma-informed systems involves engaging all levels of staff in understanding the basic principles of trauma recovery. Community Connections staff provide on-sight workshops and continuing consultation for organizations learning to become trauma-informed. Programs include assessment and evaluation both before and after the training.

Although the trauma-informed training model (Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care) was designed for behavioral health organizations, it has been applied to other systems serving vulnerable populations, such as homeless shelters, correctional facilities, medical clinics, and schools for high-risk children.

5 Core Values of Trauma-Informed Services:

  • Safety: ensuring physical and emotional safety
  • Trustworthiness: being reliable, making tasks clear, maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Choice: prioritizing consumer choice and control
  • Collaboration: including sharing of power with consumers
  • Empowerment: prioritizing consumer empowerment and skill-building

To learn more about the trainings we offer or to meet our trainer, please visit Trainings.

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