Trauma-Informed Training: for Professionals, Parents and Community Members


Bridging the Gaps: Working Together to Support Holistic Wellness Throughout Pittsburgh

9;00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Zoom Event

Cost: Donation from the Heart

Join OMA Pittsburgh to explore what trauma-informed care looks like, how it involves self-reflection about one's own emotional triggers, and why it must specifically embrace diversity. This event is for educators, parents, caregivers, teen camp counselors and anyone interested in learning more about supporting themselves and youth on a healing journey. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Watch the recording of Trauma-Informed Training

(You will need a registrant passcode.)

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?

Presenters & Topics

  9:00- 9:10  Callie Gropp--Welcome
  9:10- 9:40  Gail Hunter--Overview of Trauma, ACEs and Trauma-Informed Training
  9:40- 9:55  Mai Nguyen--Compassionate Inquiry: A Trauma-Informed Approach
  Developed by Dr. Gabor Mate
  9:55-10:05  Marilyn Carpenter--Tai Chi Movement and Self Care
10:05-10:50  Anita Russell--Why Trauma-Informed Care Must be Explicitly Anti-Racist
10:50-11:00  Break
11:00-11:20  Robin Clarke--Trauma-Informed Care is Self Care
11:20-12:20  Jamal Jones, DC Peace Team--Relational Trauma and Restorative Justice

Trauma-Informed Training provides the knowledge and applicable holistic skills which can be used with a diverse population of children, youth, adults, families and the elderly to provide 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.

Join us for this timely event. Register above. All are welcome! 

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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