Become Trauma Aware

“Become Trauma Aware” is an 8-hour interactive training. The training is an intrinsic approach to trauma-informed peer support. Over the course of the training, trainees will learn how to identify trauma, its effects, promote positive self-care strategies and gain an understanding of how peer support can be used in the healing process. Those with their own traumatic experiences will have the opportunity to grow their understanding of how to use those experiences to connect and support peers who are earlier in their trauma recovery journey.

9:00am – 9:30am        Introductions
9:30am – 11:00am     Goal 1: Gain an understanding of trauma
11:00am – 12:30pm   Goal 2: Realize the effects of trauma
12:30pm – 1:30pm      Lunch Break
1:30pm – 3:00pm      Goal 3: Develop insight to the healing and recovery of trauma
3:00pm-4:30pm         Goal 4: Learn strategies to exercise trauma-awareness in peer support
4:30pm – 5:00pm       Survey and Wrap-Up

“This training was developed in part under Statewide Consumer Networking Grant # 1H79SM062965-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Interviews, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.”

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