Become a Community Trauma Responder: Free 3-Day Certification Training (4/5,4/6,4/7)


April 2022 Network training
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Ideal participants are individuals who live or work in Philadelphia and who are active in their neighborhoods and communities. Organizations who received city anti-violence funding are encouraged to attend.


Training Content:

  • Participants will learn about trauma, how it impacts individuals and communities, and different approaches to supporting individuals and communities.

  • Participants will receive certification in Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Post-Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM). PFA is a one-on-one approach for supporting an individual in crisis or distress, PTSM is a model for supporting entire communities. Participants who complete the training will receive a certificate from the International Trauma Center as well as the Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN).

Joining the Network of Neighbors

  • After taking the training, participants have the option to join the Network of Neighbors as a Community Trauma Responder. Community Trauma Responders are provided ongoing training and professional development opportunities. They are also eligible for financial compensation on an hourly basis for work performed with the Network of Neighbors.

Details and Registration Training Dates: April 5th (9 am to 5 pm), April 6th (9 am to 12 pm) and April 7th (9 am to 5 pm). Participants must attend all three days. Training Location: The Discovery Center Registration: bit.ly/April2022NofN