Trauma workshops are available through volunteer trainers, licensed through Lakeside Global Institute. These individuals have completed Lakeside’s Enhancing Trauma Awareness course and 25-hour Train the Trainer course to become licensed adjunct trainers. They are dedicated to trauma awareness, education and trauma-informed care in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Thank you to these wonderful volunteers! Thank you to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for sponsoring the Train the Trainer Course!
School Counselor, Souderton Area School District
IBHS Supervisor, Central Behavioral Health
Training Specialist, Keystone Crisis Intervention Team of NOVA Bucks
YWCA Tri-County Area
Kim earned degrees from Reading Area Community College and Temple University and has continued her personal and professional development through life coach training, Alvernia University’s Leadership Berks program, and Lakeside Global Institute’s trauma competent professional training. Her training through Lakeside has inspired her to become an adjunct instructor for the Institute and do her part to increase awareness around trauma and trauma-informed practices. Kim is passionate about supporting meaningful missions and work that deeply serves the community.
Christopher White, NCC, LPC
Owner/Therapist- Christopher J. White LPC, LLC
Director of Inclusion and Education at Manna on Main Street
Most recently adding trauma informed care to her tool belt, Nadja now presents trainings for organizations in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties around the experiences and impacts of poverty and trauma, and teaches soft skills within Manna’s workforce development program, The Common Grounds Food Service Training Program. Since 2015, Nadja has received several certifications from Aha! Process and Lakeside Global Institute, which enable her to conduct trainings to build systemic changes around these issues she cares most about.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc
Melissa is a Board Certified – Human Services Professional, Certified Family Recovery Specialist, a Certified Trainer in Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She holds a Master’s Degree in Administration of Human Services from Chestnut Hill College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, minor Criminal Justice, from Temple University.
Intern, Bucks-Mont Collaborative
I am interning with the Bucks-Mont Collaborative in fall 22 - spring 23 semesters; I will help facilitate workshops and trainings in addition to supporting the growth and goals of the Collaborative. I have a passion for social justice and community advocacy. I look forward to learning more about the services offered and available to our communities, and deepening my understanding of trauma informed approaches.
Geriatric Counselor, Family Services of Montgomery County
I have also been involved in research on child care quality, AmeriCorps Vista, and Adult Literacy. With my varied experience I have found that trauma impacts us in all life stages. I am looking forward to the opportunity to be a Trauma Workshop instructor as I enjoy teaching and leading groups. It will be a meaningful experience to assist others in learning how to recognize and handle trauma when it comes up in our work lives.
If you are interested in a trauma training for your organization, please complete this form. Thank you!
For eight years, Bucks-Mont Collaborative has been committed to advancing trauma knowledge. 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! Visit PACES Connection, HEAL PA or Resilient PA to connect with others engaged in trauma education and action. Join the Bucks-Mont Trauma Coalition! Contact Shushma Patel to learn more about the Coalition: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to PACES for this image of the realms of ACES, including Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences (ACES)!
Let's Learn Together!
- Biases: Conscious and Implicit
- Bridges Out of Poverty 101
- Bridges Out of Poverty 102
- Building Intercultural Competency with Humility and Communication
- Human Resources, Recruiting and Hiring a Diverse Team
- Navigating Difficult Conversations
- Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care, 2-Hr Workshop
- Trauma 102: Basic Skills of Trauma-Informed Care, 2-Hr Workshop
- Trauma 103: Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Caregivers, 2-Hr Workshop
- Trauma 107: Trauma-Informed Cultural Sensitivity, 4-Hr Workshop
- Trauma 108: Trauma and Racism, 4-Hr Workshop
Trainer: Pearl S. Buck International
Implicit bias is something that we all have. First, we will define the different forms of bias and discuss the origins of implicit bias. Through the workshop, we will explore how to recognize our biases and how to manage these unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that they do not develop into stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. We will also discuss biases across groups and generations and examine how to bridge the gaps with communication, understanding and empathy.
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September 29, 2022, 9:30am - 1:00pm, Zoom. Register Here
Trainer: Nadja Mummery, Director of Inclusion and Education, Manna on Main Street
This comprehensive approach to understanding poverty is presented in partnership with Manna on Main Street. Bridges Out of Poverty is an interactive training that provides applicable information that enables us to work together as a community, sharing a common language and understanding, to alleviate and eliminate poverty.
This training provides a framework for agencies, businesses, and individuals to create programs and policies that are innovative and most effective when serving or working with those who are in unstable environments. It is helpful for anyone who ever interacts with people who are different from themselves - whether that difference is related to economic class or not.
Throughout the workshop, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes, but the focus is to provide a broad overview of concepts. This training assists employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals in gaining insight and strategies.
Training is free to all attendees but registration is required, with a max of 3 people per organization.
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November 7, 10:00am-1:00pm, Zoom. Register Here
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November 3, 1:00-3:00pm, Zoom. Register Here