Trauma-Informed Training for Parents and Teachers was conceived as a half-day workshop focused on youth, where everyone interested in supporting the healthy development of our young people can collaborate over methods, practices and resources devoted to the healthy development of our youth.
Parents and caregivers, mental health practitioners, community organizers, political leaders, physical health practitioners, integrative and holistic health practitioners, researchers, public policy advocates, the public health community, individual community members, educators and counselors are all welcome and invited to participate.
A context is provided in which we can learn holistic healing skills, explore resources for further education, and collaboratively envision equitable and unbiased models of education that support the growth of resilience, compassion, and love in our youth.
OMA’s goal is to create collaborative conversations regarding the impact of trauma on one’s cognitive, emotional, and physical development as well as one’s interpersonal relationships and life choices. We will strive to identify needs and plan for systemic change in youth development and education programs in the Pittsburgh area.
Through collaborative conversations and learning sessions, we can grow and develop greater awareness about the needs that exist for healthy youth development. We are dedicated to teaching youth how to recognize and effectively manage their emotions in order to mitigate and prevent harmful effects of early childhood adversity and trauma. In order to do this, adult mentors and educators must become aware of the need and to become better informed as well as specifically trained in these skills.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn a variety of holistic skills that can be used to support the healthy development of mind, body, and spirit—their own and that of our youth.
We are committed to transparency, openness, honesty, respect, trust, active engagement, collaboration, communication, inclusivity, justice and equity for all.