Building a Trauma-Informed System

The Ecological Perspective :  Two-Day Intensive

For some time, those knowledgeable about ACES/trauma remained focused on the individual that experienced adversity.  “Treating trauma” was client/patient focused, psychotropic medication dependent, and cognitive/ behavioral in emphasis.  Yeah, that’s so 2005.

Today, becoming “trauma-informed” is about cultural change.  It begins with acknowledging that the current functioning of public service (i.e. education, health care, mental health, etc.) compounds survival responses rather than mitigates them. Becoming a “trauma-informed” system requires intentional actions (reflected in organizational processes) that generate psychological safety and nervous system regulation.

In this interactive workshop, participants build capacity for guiding cultural change. Participants learn about complex systems theory, systems phenomena, key considerations in initiating change in a system, adaptive challenges, adaptive leadership, social network theory and network thinking.  Participants reflect on the aforementioned concepts as they relate to the “Self-Healing Communities” framework that revolutionized a county in Washington State.

Intentionally offered in the bucolic village of Hancock, NH, participants will leave this workshop feeling connected, informed, inspired, and equipped to champion trauma-informed change in their respective settings.

Building a Trauma Informed System:
2-Day Intensive

When: April 17 & 18, 2018
Who: counselors, educators, social workers, administrators, DCYF employees, juvenile justice workers, health care professionals, addiction professionals
Where:  Hancock, NH 
Time:  8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:  $399.00 - lunch included both days
Lodging (10% discount if you mention the workshop):  The Hancock Inn
Location:  The Hancock Inn, Hancock, NH
Contact Hours:  12

Examining Staff Burnout:

Vicarious / Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

Providing for a vulnerable population takes its toll on the most engaged and empathic employees.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the neuroscience of vicarious/secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.  Participants will gain an understanding of the inevitable cost associated with doing “trench work.”  Participants will also learn about embodied teamwork and developing stronger team identity as a source of resilience.

Intentionally  offered in the bucolic village of Hancock, NH, participants will complete this training feeling supported, informed, and more equipped to strengthen individual and organizational resilience.

Repairing Staff Burnout with Team Resilience

When:  Thursday, April 5, 2018
Who:  counselors, educators, social workers, administrators, DCYF employees, juvenile justice workers, health care professionals
Where:  Hancock, NH
Time:  8:30am-4:00pm
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Cost:  $249.00, lunch provided at The Hancock Inn
Contact Hours:  6

How To Social/Emotional: Trauma-Informed School Culture

Description coming soon…

How To Social/Emotional:  Trauma-Informed School Culture

When:  May 10, 2018
Who:  Caregivers and Helping Professionals
Where:  Hancock, NH
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30am - 4:00pm
Cost:  $249.00 (includes lunch both days)
Lodging (10% discount if you mention the workshop):  The Hancock Inn
Contact Hours:  12

“Bottom Up” Trauma-Informed Instruction:  The Regulated Classroom

Answering the “Now what?” Question

When educators learn about the devastating impact of ACES and toxic stress on a child’s developing body, brain, and behavior, they often remark, “well…now what?”

In this interactive workshop, participants learn to create a classroom that generates psychological safety and invites emotional and behavioral regulation via the nervous system.  Co-presented with a seasoned educator, participants take a deep dive into a regulated learning environment; they learn by doing.  Participants will “play with” tangible tools for self-regulation in addition to engage in four kinds of classroom practices (connectors, activators, soothers, affirmations) that quiet the primitive brain and open the pathways to connection and learning.  This workshop promises to be fun, engaging, connecting, and inspirational to the educator looking to apply trauma-informed practices in the classroom.

The Regulated Classroom:  “Bottom-Up” Trauma-Informed Teaching

Who:  classroom teachers, specialists, OT/PT, speech practitioners, behaviorists, paraprofessionals, counselors
When:  Thursday, March 22, 2018
Where:  Hancock, NH @ The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost:  $249.00 – lunch included
Contact Hours:  6 hours

The Lonely Leader:

Administrator or Executive Resilience

The best kept secret in leadership is the overwhelming stress load threatening leader performance and tenure.  Co-presented with sacred healer, Rose Carey, this interactive workshop offers an opportunity for increased self awareness of the body’s stress response, its impact on the body, well-being, and job performance.

Participants will benefit from the opportunity to pause, breathe, reflect, and deepen their understanding of self and tools for strengthening their resilience.

The Lonely Leader:  Strengthening Executive / Administrator Resilience

Who:  principals, health care directors or administrators, social service directors, executive directors, superintendents, CEO's, police/fire chiefs, correctional officials.
When:  Thursday, May 3, 2018
Where:  Rindge, NH
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30am - 4:00pm
Cost:  $249.00, lunch provided at The Woodbound Inn
Contact Hours:  6

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