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Becoming Trauma Aware Trainings: Trauma 101 and 102

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) invites you to Trauma 101 and 102. Traditional beliefs about the causes of “misbehavior” that have been around for centuries are quickly changing as we understand more about how childhood trauma changes the architecture of the developing brain and affects educational, health and social outcomes. To help individuals and organizations throughout our region gain knowledge about trauma-informed care, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will host Trauma 101 and 102 workshops, taught by Lakeside Global Institute.

Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care Research shows that 67% of the population has experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. These trauma-based adversities are predictive of a multitude of toxic physical, mental and social throughout a person’s lifetime. As a society and as individuals, we need to be better informed and prepared to prevent and address the traumatic impact of childhood adversities. In this multi-media, interactive workshop, professionals work together to build a powerful image that helps them appreciate the complex nature of trauma and its aftermath.

TOPICS Safety Plans * What is Trauma? Principles of Trauma * Brain Development Kinds of Trauma * Post-Traumatic Growth

Trauma 102: Basic Skills of Trauma-Informed Care Building on information provided in Trauma 101, professionals expand their understanding of trauma and are provided specific skills that enhance abilities to interact in emotionally and relationally healthy ways with people impacted by trauma. As professionals become trauma-aware, they have a responsibility to prevent, avoid and respond to trauma. In this hands-on, interactive workshop professionals are provided opportunities to implement and practice the skills presented


Review of 101 * Personal Safety Plans * Dr. Bruce Perry’s Regulate-Relate-Reason HUG (Hear-Understand-Give Back) * RESSQ (Reassure-Explain-Share-Solve-Question) Application of HUG and RESSQ * Intentional Breathing

Our upcoming workshops will be held at: United Way, Philadelphia Office 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, May 23

Trauma 101 9 - 11 a.m. Register here.

Trauma 102 1 - 3 p.m. Register here.

Monday, June 18 Trauma 101 Register here.

Trauma 102 1 - 3 p.m. Register here.

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