Using a Trauma Lens in the Workplace–for Advance & Earn Providers



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Using a Trauma Lens in the Workplace–for Advance & Earn Providers

Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) invites you to “Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development” on Friday, June 26, 2020, from 11:00am to 12:30pm. This training is designed especially for DYCD Advance & Earn professionals as they prepare for summer activities and the start of the fall cohort in the wake of the COVID-19 situation.

You will gain a framework for understanding trauma and its impact on survivors and on helpers, and leave with strategies for bringing a trauma lens to your program.

“Trauma” refers to experiences or enduring conditions that take away our sense of safety or control. Nearly half of all children in the U.S. have experienced trauma, including abuse, neglect, separation from loved ones, poverty, and community violence (Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health). Using a “trauma lens” means understanding that both trauma and survival continue to impact our brains and bodies long after the actual events or circumstances have passed.

Advance registration is required for this session via the DYCD EventBrite page. Registration closes at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

There is incredible potential for staff in workforce development programs to create healing spaces and relationships– but this is much easier said than done when the staff’s role involves working on accountability, responsibility, and limit-setting with program participants.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Define trauma, vicarious trauma, and resilience;

• Understanding the widespread impact of trauma in society;

• Apply a trauma lens to unique challenges and opportunities in workforce development programs;

• Utilize promising practices in trauma-informed programming for participants and for staff; and

• Create an action plan for self-care.

This training requires:

1. High-speed Internet access.

2. Access to a desktop or laptop computer.

3. A working microphone on your computer or headset.

A working video camera on your desktop or laptop computer is strongly encouraged. Participants also are encouraged to download the Zoom software onto their laptop or desktop computer in advance of the training. We’re sorry but audio-only participation cannot be permitted.

For more information about this training, please contact Jennifer Pierre, Director of Consulting, at or Tom McKee, Program Manager, at