Thursday, May 16, 2013

Training: A Public Health Response to Trauma: Creating Conditions, Connection and Community for Women and their Children

In response to the significant and disproportionate impact of trauma on the health and wellbeing of women and girls, a new national training initiative on trauma-informed practice using a public health approach is available to community-based and faith-based organizations serving trauma-affected women in diverse service sectors.

The trauma-informed training curriculum entitled, “A Public Health Response to Trauma: Creating Conditions, Connection and Community for Women and their Children,” is designed to support an organizational transition to a trauma-informed approach.

The goals of the training are:
·         To address violence and trauma at the individual, community, and system levels
·         To increase the knowledge base and skills of service providers and program participants in the area of trauma-informed practice
·         To increase the capacity of program participants from diverse service sectors that adopt trauma-informed practice
·         To develop a community of trauma-informed providers and  program participants across the country, building the capacity of community-based and faith-based organizations that understand the impact of trauma on women’s health and provide services that are trauma-informed

The training will be held on June 19th and 20th, from 8:00 – 5:00 pm, at the Regional HHS Office, at the Denver Place Building, 999 18th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Denver, CO.  Please review the training agenda, criteria for selection, and a training request form. If your organization is interested in participating, please complete the training request form and send it to me by Friday, May 24, 2013 

If you have any questions regarding the composition of the training group, contact Maria Rodman at Mrodman@bcfcma.org