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Free Trauma Training Series 2023-2024

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WCHD has teamed up with ICOY to sponsor and provide FREE Trauma Informed Care training sessions to community members of Winnebago County to understand the impact of trauma and ways to build resiliency.  

Participants who successfully attend a minimum of 24 hours of the FREE training sessions offered from
October 2023 to June 2024, will automatically be eligible to receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement.

WCHD & ICOY Virtual Event: Responding to Trauma After Community Violence

Join WCHD & ICOY for a free Trauma Informed Care training for those seeking to understand community trauma and build collective resiliency.

Training Description:

This training session is designed to explore personal and collective responses to community traumas. Together, we will discuss the impact of community violence and critical incidents. Using a Trauma Informed framework, we will delve into strategies for community building, organizational support, and self + collective care.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) & Training Certificate Information: Two continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for Social Work and Professional Counseling License participants. If you would like to request CEUs, you may do so in the evaluation sent after completing this training.

Training Certificates are only granted to those who attend the training topic and complete the training evaluation.

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions, please contact ICOY’s Trauma Team at trauma_initiatives@icoyouth.org

Must Be A Winnebago County Community Member To Attend. Meeting Link Will Be Sent To Those Who Register.

WCHD & ICOY Virtual Event: Trauma Informed Care and Resiliency

Join WCHD & ICOY for a free Trauma Informed Care training for those seeking to understand the strength based framework in relation to TIC.

Training Description:

This training session is designed to provide a deeper understanding of Trauma Informed Care and equip participants with the knowledge and tools to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing. Additionally, participants will discuss the impact of reslience in their work and respective communities they serve.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) & Training Certificate Information: Two continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for Social Work and Professional Counseling License participants. If you would like to request CEUs, you may do so in the evaluation sent after completing this training.

Training Certificates are only granted to those who attend the training topic and complete the training evaluation.

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions, please contact ICOY’s Trauma Team at trauma_initiatives@icoyouth.org

Must Be A Winnebago County Community Member To Attend. Meeting Link Will Be Sent To Those Who Register.

THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TRAINING WILL BE RESCHEDULED. DATE: TBD

WCHD & ICOY Virtual Event: Trauma + Attachment

Join WCHD & ICOY for a free Trauma Informed Care training for those seeking to understand the relationship between trauma and attachment.

Training Description:

Please join ICOY’s Trauma Initiatives Team for a discussion on the relationship between trauma and attachment and how it impacts human bonding and intimacy. Together we will explore the role that traumatic experiences and/or ACEs have played in forming and developing positive relationships. Additionally, we will discuss bonding related milestones and attachment styles. We look forward to seeing you there!

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) & Training Certificate Information: Two continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for Social Work and Professional Counseling License participants. If you would like to request CEUs, you may do so in the evaluation sent after completing this training.

Training Certificates are only granted to those who attend the training topic and complete the training evaluation.

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions, please contact ICOY’s Trauma Team at trauma_initiatives@icoyouth.org

Must Be A Winnebago County Community Member To Attend. Meeting Link Will Be Sent To Those Who Register.

2024 Sessions Coming Soon!

  • April 30 – Virtual  – Trauma Informed Care Resiliency
  • May 14 – Virtual – Trauma LGBTQIA2S Identity
  • June 12 – Conference – Topics TBD
 

Past 2023-2024 Training sessions

Vicarious Trauma (Virtual Training): October 11, 2023

Training Description:

During this training session we reviewed the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of vicarious trauma. Participants explored stress responses that can be experienced and the best ways to support services providers. Participants gained increased awareness and understanding of the potential impact of secondary trauma, while also gaining positive responses to vicarious trauma exposure.

Impact Of Trauma (Virtual Training): October 12, 2023

Training Description:

During this training, we explored the impact of trauma on youth and clients. We learned about ACEs, brain development, and common childhood trauma responses and behaviors. We discussed trauma-informed care response strategies to build resilient youth, families, and staff

Trauma Informed Supervision (Virtual Training): November 3, 2023 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Training Description:

During this training, professionals learned how to effectively manage and relate to the individuals they supervise. Participants learned to provide trauma- informed supervision by understanding how trauma can impact staff and recognizing signs of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

Disenfranchised & Complex Grief (Virtual Training): December 5, 2023 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Training Description:

During this training we explored what it means for grief to be ungrievable. We discussed different types of grief, as well as the risk and protective factors that can inform the grieving process. Participants were taught strength-based tools and language for validating loss in different forms in ourselves and others and ability to identify unique characteristics of grief and the relevance to how it impacts our views of self, others, and how we move through and experience the world.

Trauma Informed Care Mini Conference: January 24, 2024 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Training Description:

During this training we learned basic de-escalation principles to support individuals to identify and engage in this practice. Additionally, attendees learned how to apply a trauma informed care lens to minimize re-traumatization while minimizing harm.

WCHD & ICOY Virtual Event: Self Care & Coping Strategies: February 6, 2024 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm CST

 

Training Description:

During this training session we explored profound and lasting effects on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being post a traumatic experience. We processed physical recovery, emotional regulation, empowerment and econtrol. Participants gained an understanding of improving self-esteem, creating safe spaces, and long term mental health supports.

WCHD & ICOY Virtual Event: Suicide Prevention: February 21, 2024 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CST

 

Training Description:

During this training session we will explore ways to support youth through a trauma informed lens, while also processing strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth considering suicide. WE will identify unique characteristics of youth and the relevance to suicidal and self-harm behavior, risk factors, and warning signs.