Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including those who engage with our organizations. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. Based on our book, A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces, this workshop explores five key principles to integrate a trauma-informed approach throughout the organization. By embracing these principles, participants can better contribute to the positive transformation of individuals and relationships affected by trauma. Becoming trauma-informed creates a sustainable foundation in any setting to promote strength, engagement, and healing.

Please note: This workshop does not provide training related to trauma counselling. If that is what you are looking for, please check out our workshop, Trauma – Counselling Strategies for Healing and Resilience.

About This Workshop

Some of the Topics Included

  • Trauma’s Ripple Effect
  • What Is Trauma-Informed Care?
  • Building a Trauma-Informed Culture
  • Understanding Trauma
  • 5 Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach
    • Promote Awareness
    • Shift Attitudes
    • Provide Choice
    • Foster Safety
    • Highlight Strengths
  • Post-Traumatic Growth and Resilience
  • Steps for Implementing Principles

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for anyone interested in learning more about the value of trauma-informed workplaces.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals and organizations
  • List five key trauma-informed principles
  • Describe practical strategies for implementing each of the five trauma-informed principles
  • Assess their own organization for areas of trauma-informed strengths and weakness
  • Identify trauma-informed goals to improve service delivery and program planning