Trauma-Informed Care Training: Creating Joy, Healing, and Repair Through Communities of Belonging


Trauma-Informed Care and Training for All

9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Zoom Webinar

$55 Registration

Each year, Art in the Garden offers a training in trauma-informed care for teachers, staff, families and the wider community. The 2023 focus is Creating Joy, Healing, and Repair Through Communities of Belonging.

Join OMA Pittsburgh to explore what trauma-informed care looks like and why it must specifically create communities of belonging. This event is for educators, therapists, parents, caregivers, camp counselors, teen leaders and anyone interested in learning more about supporting themselves and youth on a healing journey. Participants will leave this training with concrete tools for caring for oneself and others as well as a broad perspective on why trauma informed care is both an individual healing practice and a systemic intervention into creating a more just and supportive world for all. 


Act 48 hours available. CEUs available for licensed social workers, professional counselors, and marriage/family therapists. 


Presenters & Topics

Callie Gropp—Moderator

Gail Hunter—Polyvagel Theory and How Trauma Affects the Brain

Lovie Jewell Jackson Foster—Why Trauma-Informed Care Must be Explicitly Anti-Racist

Isabel Kinnane-Smith, Monica Daniels, Robin Clarke—Concrete Strategies for Joy-Centered, Trauma-Informed Interventions with Youth

Shawn Fertitta—Supporting Transgender Youth 

Mark Williams—Restorative Justice Circles

See Presenter Bios and Credentials

Trauma-Informed Care is a "framework of thinking and interventions that are directed by a thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects trauma has on an individual—recognizing that person’s constant interdependent needs for safety, connections, and ways to manage emotions/impulses." --Crisis Intervention Institute

Children’s Mandate: If you don’t think what I think, feel what I feel, experience what I experience, and see what I see when I look at myself, others and the world around me, how can you possibly know what is best for me?

Trauma-Informed Training provides knowledge and applicable holistic skills that can be used with a diverse population of children, youth, adults, families and the elderly. This training gives alternative options for healing, growth and the ability to thrive in one’s life, family and community.

The goals of such training are to:

  • Develop greater awareness of the needs that exist for healthy youth development and for communities where all can thrive.
  • Act as a bridge for connecting educators, community organizations, families, and professionals across the generations and the healthcare spectrum.

OMA strives to make our events accessible and affordable to all. OMA provides scholarship assistance for those who cannot afford to pay the course fee in full. We have a limited number of discounts available for this event. Please email for more information or to request assistance or discounts.

Video Resources

We have assembled a number of relevant videos on trauma-informed care and trauma related topics. Please visit our Art in the Garden page and scroll down to browse these videos and related links. We hope you find them beneficial.

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  • Sara

    I don’t need CEU’s yet as I am Stull grad school. However, my employment will reimburse me. Should I get the CEU registration or is there a certificate given after the webinar? I get reimbursed as long as I can present something that I attended.