Trauma Workshops

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!

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: shushma@bucksmontcollab.org. Thank you to PACES for this image of the realms of ACES, including Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences (ACES)!

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Upcoming Trainings

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.

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October 18, 2022, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Zoom. Register Here
February 21, 2023, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Zoom. Register Here

Training is free to all attendees but registration is required, with a max of 3 people per organization.

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. This is Part Two of Bridges Out of Poverty, 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. The workshop incorporates trauma principles into the Bridges framework. 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. Sign-up for this training! April 19, 2023, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Zoom. Register Here Prior attendance at Bridges 101 is a requirement. This training is free to all attendees, but registration is required, with a max of 3 people per organization.
Trainer: Pearl S. Buck International Learn the framework of intercultural competency and cultural humility. Through self-reflection and self-critique, individuals learn about another’s culture by examining one’s own beliefs and cultural identities. Learn skills to interact effectively with others, recognize and challenge power imbalances and navigate differences while managing emotions and building intercultural literacy. Explore how to recognize implicit and explicit messages, identify our own biases, and learn how to manage these unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that they do not develop into stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination. Through narrative storytelling, examine how to bridge the gaps with communication, understanding and empathy. Training registration is coming soon!
Trainer: Pearl S. Buck International Learn how to recruit and support a diverse team to achieve organizational goals and realize the value of diversity in the workforce. Training registration is coming soon!
Trainer: Pearl S. Buck International Learn techniques for cross-cultural verbal and non-verbal communication and managing difficult dialogue. Learn how to navigate challenging conversations, planned and unplanned, with principles and practices that mitigate conflict and lead to win-win results. Sign-up for this training! December 13, 2022, 10am-12pm, Zoom. Register Here
Trainers: Licensed Adjunct Trainers through Lakeside Global Institute Research shows that 67% of the population has experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). These trauma-based adversities are predictive of a multitude of toxic physical, mental and social outcomes throughout a person’s lifetime. As a society and as individuals, we need to be better informed and prepared to prevent and address the traumatic impact of childhood adversities. In this multi-media, interactive workshop, professionals work together to build a powerful image that helps them appreciate the complex nature of trauma and its aftermath. Training registration is coming soon!
Trainers: Licensed Adjunct Trainers through Lakeside Global Institute Building on information provided in Trauma 101, professionals expand their understanding of trauma and are provided specific skills that enhance abilities to interact in emotionally and relationally healthy ways with people impacted by trauma. As professionals become trauma-aware, they have a responsibility to prevent, avoid and respond to trauma. In this hands-on, interactive workshop professionals are provided opportunities to implement and practice the skills presented. Training registration is coming soon!
Trainers: Licensed Adjunct Trainers through Lakeside Global Institute The emotional and physical cost of being an engaged and empathetic caregiver can be an occupational hazard. Considering the potential impact of vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn-out, caregivers are provided with critical steps in identifying signs and symptoms of each. Additionally, practical skills and a commitment to self-care are an integral part of this interactive workshop. Training registration is coming soon!
Trainers: Licensed Adjunct Trainers through Lakeside Global Institute Enhancing cultural competence and encouraging cultural humility is essential to increasing access and improving the standard of care for traumatized children, families, and communities. Cultural awareness, responsiveness, and understanding need to be infused at every level to be effective in addressing the needs of those who have experienced trauma. With both presentation and group interaction, participants will identify forces that contribute to behaviors that build or decrease emotional health in individuals and systems. Training registration is coming soon!
Trainers: Licensed Adjunct Trainers through Lakeside Global Institute Prerequisite training: Trauma 107, Trauma-Informed Cultural Sensitivity This workshop provides information the subject of racism with a focus on: • Defining basic aspects and components of racism, historic racism and researcher bias • Implicit Bias and the Neuroscience of Bias • White Privilege, Colorism and Microaggressions • The Intersection of Trauma and Racism • Reasons to have Hope including Theory of Change, Social Movement and Tipping Point • A.R.C. of Racial Reconciliation • Constructive, Critical and Courageous Conversations • The Myth of Race Additionally, time will be spent integrating trauma principles to highlight the profound impact of racism while offering ideas with regard to the responsibilities of white and BIPOC to actively promote anti-racism and social equality. There are opportunities for individual reflection and constructive conversations among participants to allow consideration of action steps to take as individuals, communities and a society to challenge and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors around race. Training registration is coming soon!