Trauma Informed Practice

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Training: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Fee: $40 for Partnership Members, $240 for Non-Partnership Members

To register

In order to register for training sessions, please click on the button below to go to the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS) website to access PDS Online. Once you reach the WCWPDS website, you will click on the “PDS Online Go” button in order to login and register for pre-service, foundation and special skills/topics training sessions.  Once you reach the PDS Online system, you will be able to search training sessions  by title or locator number.  A locator number is identified below for each training session to streamline your search process on PDS Online.  Complete instructions for logging in and registering for training sessions are available on the WCWPDS website via the button below.


DESCRIPTION : A significant majority of children and adults that become involved in our social service and behavioral health systems have been affected by trauma. Trauma can have a lasting impact on the well-being and functioning of children, adults and their families. For child welfare and behavioral health professionals, the ability to understand the effects of trauma on children, adults and families whom they serve, and to identify and address the specific trauma related needs of those children, adults and families, is critical to effective case and treatment planning and providing services to improve their lives.

This two day workshop defines trauma and its impact on the children, adults and families that are involved in child welfare and behavioral health service systems. Those attending will learn skills in integrating trauma informed case practice and trauma-sensitive interventions into their practice. The NEW Partnership and the Behavioral Health Training Partnership are partnering to present Trauma Informed Practice.

GOALS:To educate child welfare and behavior health professionals about the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children and adults

To educate child welfare and behavioral health professionals about when and how to intervene directly in a trauma-sensitive manner through strategic interventions, referrals and providing trauma informed case practice

To ensure that children and adults have access to timely, quality, and effective trauma-focused interventions and a case planning processes that supports resilience in long-term healing and recovery.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:Participants will be able to understand the term traumatic stress and know what types of experiences constitute trauma.

  • Participants will be able to define the Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed System.

  • Participants will be able to understand how traumatic experiences affect brain and child development

  • Participants will be able to understand how cultural factors influence how children and adults may identify, interpret, and respond to traumatic events.

  • Participants will be able to identify coping responses, strengths, and protective factors that promote resilience among children and adults who have been impacted by trauma.

  • Participants will be able to recognize the importance of trauma-informed practices

  • Participants will be able to describe the core components of evidence-based trauma practices and treatment

  • Participants will be able to identify potential strategies to support children and adults who have experienced traumatic events.

  • Participants will be able to enhance child, adult and family well-being and resilience through trauma informed practices.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The intended audience includes professionals in child welfare (child protective services and juvenile justice). The training is designed to have a mix of child welfare and behavioral health professional participants.

Upcoming Trainings
    October 2014
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  • Location Change - Ongoing Case Planning on November 18-19, 2014 has been moved to the Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel in Keshena
  • Date Change - Childhood and Adolescent Disorders on October 1-2 will now be held on December 2-3, 2014
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Green Bay Wisconsin 54311

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Last Updated: December 2, 2013
December 2, 2013