Trauma Informed Care (In-Person)

Trauma Informed Care (In-Person)

COVID-19 Precautions:

All in-person trainings offered by Oaks Mental Health follow current provincial guidelines. Mask wearing is recommended and there will be hand sanitizer available.

Our regular refund policy will be waived for anyone unable to attend due to illness.


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1. Theoretical Framework for Understanding Trauma

  • Defining trauma

  • How trauma impacts relationships, neurobiology, cognition, emotions, and spirituality

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • The difference between mental illness and a trauma response

  • The window of tolerance model

  • Fight, flight, freeze, faint, and fawn responses

2. Organizational/Systemic Forms of Trauma

  • How organizational contexts can perpetuate trauma

  • Characteristics of a trauma-informed/trauma-aware organization

  • Organizational case studies in which participants identify problems and recommend changes based on a trauma-informed approach

3. Trauma-Informed Practitioners

  • Specific examples of practice that perpetuate or exacerbate trauma responses

  • Recognizing and responding compassionately to trauma responses

  • Practically applying the principles of trauma-informed care

  • Preventing burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma in helping professionals

  • Direct practice case studies which participants identify problems and recommend changes based on a trauma-informed approach