Intro to Trauma Informed Care-October 2022

October 14, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

9015 Murray Ave, Suite 100
Gilroy CA 95020

Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Price: $90 per person

Course Description: 

This course provides an overview of Kaiser’s ACE study as part of an introduction in understanding the impact that early childhood toxic stress has on lifelong health outcomes. Participants will be taught through lecture and group activities best practices in responding to trauma and the Stages of Trauma Recovery. Opportunity for connecting the concepts to participants own experiences will be guided and interventions for client self-care will be identified and practiced.  This course is required for all Community Solutions employees.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify and practice:

  • Greater awareness of the impact of early childhood trauma on brain development
  • 3 ways to enhance confidence, responsiveness and awareness for supporting survivors of trauma, abuse and addiction in your role.
  • Acquired knowledge and skills in how self-care and one’s own lens impacts trauma treatment and the importance of supervision and a trauma sensitive work environment.

About the Trainer: 

Melissa Santos, BSW is the Senior Director of Professional Development and Organizational Initiatives at Community Solutions overseeing internal clinical training, leadership development, corporate training and strategic initiatives. She also provides consultation services to nonprofits and foundations in strategic planning and organizational development. She has over 22 years of experience in the behavioral health field and is a national trainer and CA Lead of the Celebrating Families! evidence-based curriculum for families impacted by addiction. Melissa facilitates trainings, conference workshops and webinars on trauma-informed care, mindfulness, recovery and organizational leadership throughout the country. She also just launched a blog and podcast, Pathways to Resilience, that features guests from various leadership positions sharing their resiliency playbooks.

CEUs: This course is approved for  3 hours of continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California B.B.S. under CEPA Provider #129412, and for RADT, CADC, and LAADC by CCAPP-EI CADAAC Provider # 7213401223.

Cancelation Policy: Cancellations are requested at least 48 hours prior to the training day. Kindly email  to un-enroll from the training if you unable to attend after registration in order to receive a refund.

Questions? Please contact our Training Division: or 408-846-4791

If you need special accommodations to ensure a comfortable learning experience please contact our Training Division.

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