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Trauma Training Institute

The impact of trauma can interfere with the social, emotional, and physical development and functioning of children and providers alike. Training and knowing the resources available to youth, adults, and families can assist Rhode Island professionals in achieving a positive environment. For more information about FSRI’s Trauma Training Institute, download our full training catalog or contact Tory Kouame, Director of Training and Talent Development: kouameto@familyserviceri.org.

Available Trainings

Scheduled Monthly

YMHFA USA is an 8-hour course, which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth. Family Service of RI has been awarded a grant to help spread this public education program and is FREE to any professionals working with Rhode Island children! We offer both in-person and virtual training options. Training can be held at either a mutually identified community location or one of FSRI’s training sites. Our goal is to train as many ‘first responders’ in our state as possible! Download the YMHFA Flyer.

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Trainers

Scheduled by request

This workshop will present an overview of traumatic stress and its impact across the lifespan. Participants will learn to distinguish between stressful life events and traumas. Trauma’s impact on functioning across domains will be explored including the impact on brain development and the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. Resiliency and protective factors will be explored so participants can integrate a trauma-informed lens into their practice.

This 3-hour training is best suited for any level of professional looking to increase their knowledge of trauma.

Scheduled by request

This presentation will provide an overview of childhood traumatic stress and the impact of trauma on child development including young children; school-aged children, adolescents and families. The training will review evidence-based interventions that are utilized by practitioners to treat childhood traumatic stress as well as de-escalation and response techniques to utilize in the community. Participants will learn the impact trauma has on the developmental stages of childhood and how these play out in their behavior, thoughts, feelings and emotional presentations. Participants will be provided psych education regarding the role that culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity plays in engaging youth and supporting their own unique needs in a mindful, non-judgmental and safe space.

This training is 3 hours long depending on the needs of the audience and is intended for professionals working in the human service field at any capacity

Scheduled by request

This 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 in children. 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 specific ages or can cover early childhood through adolescence.

This training is 3 hours long depending on the needs of the audience and is intended for professionals working within a school environment.

Upcoming Training Dates

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – September

September 6, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – October

October 4, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – November

November 1, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – May

May 3, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Upcoming Training Dates

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