Trauma Informed Care: Training and Services
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OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION


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Office of Violence Prevention 1000 S. Fremont Ave.,
A9 East, Unit 61,
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610
Email: ovp@ph.lacounty.gov


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  Training and Services

The Office of Violence Prevention's Trauma Informed Care initiative works to prevent and address violence by strengthening trauma informed approaches among county providers and sytems, particularly those serving children and families. Through an equity and public health lens, the Trauma Informed Care Specialist works to build organizational capacity for trauma informed and healing centered work.

We do this through two strategies:

Education: Shifting the Narrative

1. Education:
Shifting the Narrative

  • Workshops
  • Learning Collaboratives
  • Communications
  • Program development
  • Learning materials and tool kits
 
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2. Organizational Capacity Building

  • Assessment
  • Workforce Development
  • Customized training and implementation
  • Technical assistance and coaching
  • Policy development
  • Sustainability planning

  Trauma Informed Care Implementation Models

(Currently only available for Los Angeles County Departments)

Similarly to the way there is no fixed definition, there is also no single strategy for trauma informed care. Working together in a group with a trained facilitator over the course of a few sessions can help organizations build foundational knowledge. During these sessions, particpants will develop a shared language and common understanding of trauma.

Full trauma informed transformation takes commitment, time, and resources. However, not all organizations can commit to the same level of training and technical assistance. In this way, we have developed 3 different models for building organizational capacity for trauma informed care. These three models are listed from introductory to comprehensive.

 

Model I - Introduction to Trauma: Brief Awareness Training (4 hours)

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Description: A one-time interactive workshop that introduces the foundations of a trauma informed approach

Outcome:
1. Knowledge Change - Increase in knowledge on trauma, its impacts, and trauma informed approaches

Learning Objectives:

Trauma 101

  • Defining trauma
  • Types of trauma
  • Neurobiology of trauma
  • Building positive relationships
  • Recognizing trauma: responses and impact
  • Trauma Informed intervention and modalities
  • Promoting racial justice and equity
  • Connecting to supportive resources
  • Vicarious trauma & compassion fatigue
  • Healing & resiliency: creating a culture of self-care

 

Model II - Becoming Trauma Informed (16 Hours)

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Description: Increase in knowledge on trauma, its impacts, and trauma informed approaches

Outcome:
1. Knowledge Change - Increase in knowledge on trauma, its impacts, and trauma informed approaches
2. Attitude Change - Improved attitude toward self, community and customers

Topics and activities include:

A. Knowledge Assessment through Pre and Post Survey

B. Trauma 101

  • Defining trauma
  • Types of trauma
  • Neurobiology of trauma
  • Building positive relationships
  • Recognizing trauma: responses and impact
  • Trauma Informed intervention and modalities
  • Promoting racial justice and equity
  • Connecting to supportive resources
  • Vicarious trauma & compassion fatigue
  • Healing & resiliency: creating a culture of self-care


Trauma Informed Care Best Practices
  • Community Resiliency Model (CRM)
  • Restorative Justice & Healing Circles
  • De-escalation
  • Communication


Roleplays: Practice new skills

 

Model III - Full Trauma Informed and Resiliency-Focused Transformation (6-12 months)

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Description: Designed for departments and agencies with readiness to implement comphrensive Trauma Informed Care organizational change. There is a gap between learning about trauma and actually practicing trauma informed care. In order to address this gap, the Office of Violence Prevention will partner with select organizations and design a tailored program that includes a need assessment, training, and technical assistance to strengthen and sustain a trauma informed care commitment and environment. To support the implementation and sustainability of TIC efforts, the following trainings and activities are recommended:

Topics and activities include:

  • Organizational pre-assessment
  • Specialized training
  • Roleplays
  • Coaching and technical assistance
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • Progress and results monitoring
  • Policies and procedures support
  • Building TI sustainability

Outcomes:
1. Knowledge Change - Increase in knowledge on trauma, its impacts, and trauma informed approaches
2. Attitude Change - Improved attitude toward self, community and customers
3. Behaviour Change - Improved attitude toward self, community and customers
4. Organizational Change - Organization integrate trauma informed best practices into the fabric of the organization, including policies and procedures


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Learning Institutes

(Available for both Los Angeles County departments and Partner Oganizations)

Learning Institutes are workshops that provide a deep-dive into a specific Trauma Informed topic. Experts from the field leave working professionals and community with increased knowledge and tools they need to support individuals and families that have been exposed to trauma and violence. The goal of our learning institutes is to build community and culture-changing efforts focused on understanding trauma and collective healing.


 

Trauma & Youth Workshop: Special Considerations and Best Practices

  • Adolescent development and trauma impacts
  • Biases in adults
  • Teen dating violence
  • Youth trauma informed best practices
  • Trauma informed classroom management
 
 

Survivor-Centered Care: Working with Survivors of Interpersonal Violence

  • Trauma & Interpersonal violence
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Violence
  • Empowerment model
  • Trauma Informed Interviewing
  • Restorative Justice
 
 

Violence Prevention

  • Primary prevention and the public health model
  • The roots of violence
  • Trauma informed violence prevention strategies
 
 

Reimagining Conflict Resolution: Trauma Informed De-Escalation

  • Transformative and restorative justice
  • Healing Circles
 
 


Ready to learn more about Trauma Informed Care? Check out these pages:


 

For more information, please contact:

Hannah Denyer (she/her)
Trauma Informed Care Specialist
hdenyer@ph.lacounty.gov


  
 
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