Trauma Informed Care (Saskatoon)

Trauma Informed Care (Saskatoon)

OUTLINE

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