The Training Institute
The Bucks-Mont Collaborative Training Institute annually offers free trainings in trauma classes and courses through Lakeside Global Institute, cultural awareness through Pearl S. Buck International educators, and Bridges out of Poverty through Manna on Main Street, with additional trainings offered throughout the year to respond to emerging community needs. This past fiscal year (FYE20), the Collaborative trained more than 400 individuals through 15 trainings, or approximately 90 training hours.
For seven years, Bucks-Mont Collaborative has been committed to advancing trauma knowledge, now through our partnership with Lakeside Global Institute and funders, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Foundations Community Partnership, and the PA Link. We encourage you to deepen your understanding of trauma and its impact on the individual, family, community, and systems in which we work and serve. Participate in an upcoming training to learn more! Contact Shushma Patel, Training Coordinator, for upcoming opportunities or view the Collaborative calendar.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) lead to the adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, as well as financial and social problems; about 61% of adults surveyed across 25 states reported that they had experienced at least one type of ACE, and nearly 1 in 6 reported they had experienced four or more types ofACEs (CDC, Adverse Childhood Experiences).
Each month, the Bucks-Mont Collaborative invites a speaker to share a training or community update that helps deepen collective learning and impact. This year, our speaker series is dedicated to topics that advance social justice work, including: cultural humility, implicit bias, LGBT+ allyship, championing diverse abilities, the science of relationship building, and others.
We believe that this is the time to root our voice, action and community in social justice work. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare so many inequities. Our monthly meetings and larger work can serve as a spark for deeper understanding and social change in our community.