Is your agency interested in becoming trauma-informed?
FSRI is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and our staff have been trained in several evidence-informed and evidence-based practices and treatments.
To inquire about bringing a training listed below to your agency, send us an email using the link below!
Childhood Traumatic Stress: An Introduction
This 3 hour training provides an overview of childhood traumatic stress and its impact. Participants will learn to distinguish between stressful life events and traumas. They will receive an overview of child traumatic stress symptoms across a child’s development. Trauma’s impact on a child’s functioning across domains will be explored including the impact on brain development and the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.
Childhood Traumatic Stress for School Personnel
This 3 hour training provides an overview of childhood traumatic stress and its impact specifically designed for school personnel. Participants will learn to distinguish between stressful life events and traumas. They will receive an overview of child traumatic stress symptoms across a child’s development. Trauma’s impact on a child’s functioning across domains will be explored including the impact on brain development and the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. Specific trauma-informed skills are taught that can be utilized with students who have been impacted by trauma. This training can be tailored to specifc ages or can cover early childhood through adolescence.
Core Concepts of Trauma-Informed & Evidence-Based Practices
This 3 hour clinical training will provide participants with the core concepts of trauma-informed practice and how those concepts can be incorporated into current practice. Additionally an overview of 4 evidence-based treatments for traumatized children will be presented: Trauma-Focused CBT, Alternatives for Families CBT, Trauma Systems Therapy, and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Complex Trauma and Child Welfare
This training focuses on the impact of complex trauma for children and families involved in the child welfare system. Impact of complex trauma throughout developmental stages, symptom presentation, impact on engagement of services, overview of EBPs geared toward children and families in child welfare are explored. Through case examples and small group work participants are challenged to apply a trauma-informed and trauma-focused approach to their case planning for complex cases. Using a trauma-lens throughout the life of a child welfare case (investigation, removal, visitation, case-planning, etc). This training cane be tailored to general child welfare professionals, or can be a clinical training for therapists. Can be half day or full day (for clinical training focused on case conceptualization- full-day is recommended).
Screening & Assessment of Childhood Trauma
This 3 hour training will provide the fundamentals of trauma screening and assessment of children. Participants will learn the difference between screening and assessment and will review standardized measures to assess for trauma exposure and symptoms. Participants will have the opportunity to practice application of measures to case examples and learn when a referral is appropriate for trauma-focused treatment. Cost
Trauma-Informed Practice with Military Families
This 3 hour training will provide a general overview of working in the context of military culture in a trauma-informed way. Focus on military culture and being sensitive to the needs of the military child and family while delivering clinical services will be reviewed. Concrete ways to incorporate trauma-informed practices with this population will also be presented.
Secondary Traumatic Stress: How the work impacts the worker
This 3 hour training gives an overview of Secondary Traumatic Stress including signs, symptoms, impact, individual and organizational responses to mitigate STS. Participants will learn the difference between STS, Compassion Fatigue, and Burn-out. Participants will be exposed to screening tools to assist in identifying STS. They will learn helpful approaches to address STS for themselves and staff. A focus on the concept of compassion satisfaction is woven throughout the training.
Reflective Supervision Practice
This 3 hour training is geared for supervisors who are looking to improve their supervision practice and who would like to take a trauma-informed approach to supervision. Reflective supervision is the process of identifying the thoughts, and feelings and actions that come up as a result of working with children and families. It encourages a collaborative relationship between supervisor and supervisee and promotes and encourages supervisees to understand the perspective of the families they are working with. Participants will learn this supervision model and have the opportunity to practice skills during the training. This training is often paired with the Secondary Traumatic Stress training.
The Think Trauma curriculum is a training developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network geared toward providers who work in the field of Juvenile Justice- particularly those who work in residential settings. This training provides an overview for juvenile justice staff of how to work towards creating a trauma-informed juvenile justice residential setting. The curriculum can be delivered over the course of 2 full days or broken up into 4 modules.
Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit
This is a 2 day curriculum developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that is designed to teach basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children who are in the child welfare system and who have experienced traumatic events. The toolkit teaches strategies for using trauma-informed child welfare practice to enhance the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families who are involved in the child welfare system.
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents
This is a training curriculum developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network designed to teach resource parents (foster, kinship, adoptive parents) skills to assist them in caring for children exposed to trauma. Resource parents will learn how to: respond appropriately to the behavioral and emotional challenges of traumatized children, help traumatized children develop healthy attachments, help traumatized children recognize and develop their strengths, help traumatized children develop the coping strategies needed to grow into healthy and functional adults, and how to take care of themselves and seek support from others
Participants apply skills learned to case studies presented in small group work. This curriculum can be offered over the course of 2 days of broken up into smaller modules.
Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorism. This is a 6 hour, interactive course that teaches participants the core components to respond to disasters and terrorism in their communities.