“Building Capacity in Trauma-Informed Care” January 1, 2014 – March 31, 2016

A Synopsis of the Project

Treatment Trends received a grant in 2014 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to enhance trauma-informed service delivery in Lehigh County’s human service and criminal justice systems by providing research-based training and technical assistance in trauma-informed culture change and trauma-specific treatment.

A total of 363 individuals representing over 60 agencies participated in at least one of the 17 courses offered in the training series. We were very proud and pleased to have been able to provide these courses, all materials, and continuing education credits at no cost to participants. Thank you PCCD!

Because we were certain that organizations are at many different stages in adopting a trauma-informed approach, our goal was to program into the series a wide variety of courses that could introduce the topic and provide concrete tools and strategies to ultimately improve the way services are delivered. While all the courses received overwhelmingly favorable evaluations, the sessions on Supervision, Self-Care and the need for Top-Down leadership to shift to a trauma-informed environment were particularly well-rated by participants, with responses indicating ‘more is needed’ on these topics.  

Treatment Trends will continue to program education through our Training Institute to expand our abilities to best serve our clients and consumers, while we individually and collectively strive to do so in a Trauma-Informed service system. We welcome requests for future course offerings and will pay attention to them as we schedule upcoming training. Let’s keep this ball rolling!

Courses Offered

How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses

Creating Cultures of Trauma Informed Care (introductory workshop)

Creating Cultures of Trauma Informed Care (two-day follow-up training/consultation)

Seeking Safety (introductory two-day workshop)

Seeking Safety (follow-up training)

Coffee, Croissant and Conversation with Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley

Coffee, Croissant and Conversation with Turning Point of Lehigh Valley

Victims No Longer: Working With Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

ARC Treatment for Complexly Traumatized Children

Trauma-Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM and M-TREM) 3-day training

The Importance of Self-Care

Trauma-Informed Supervision

Trauma-Informed: From the Top Down

Understanding Human Trafficking and Victims Trauma

Developing LGBT Skills in Behavioral Health Settings

Self-Care as an Ethical Concern

A Creative Arts Therapeutic Group Approach for Working with People in Clinical Settings