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Being a Trauma Informed Organization: Moving From Theory and Self-Assessment to Application

Friday, November 17, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

$150 | 6 CEUs

This workshop is full.    

Delivery: In-Person

Being a Trauma Informed Organization:
Moving From Theory and Self-Assessment to Application

As communities continue to experience traumatic events related to violence, adverse childhood experiences, health and mental health disparities, climate change, systemic racism and historical trauma, the time for human service agencies and organizations to become more culturally responsive and Trauma Informed is now.

This workshop is designed to enhance knowledge capacity of Trauma Informed Care (TIC), organizational self-assessment and application for TIC at the agency/organizational level.

Participants will revisit the core principles of TIC and systems change, and the implications to development at multiple levels including agency/organization, staff and leadership will be highlighted. Through the use of large and small group discussion based on case studies that feature participants’ settings and/or primary communities served, the relevant components of the Missouri Model will be applied.

The Missouri Model, similar to other models of TIC at the organizational level, focuses on the importance of process to outcomes, and uniquely describes a continuum of TIC ranging from trauma aware, sensitive, responsive and informed. Through the use of a practical organizational self-assessment tool, participants will be able to identify strengths and areas of growth across organizational domains, while engaging in shared learning to develop measurable action steps individually and collectively, that supports TIC systems change at the agency/organizational level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Trauma Informed Care and Systems Principles in relation to agency/organizational change.
  • Identify at least 3 characteristics of a culturally responsive, trauma informed approaches in care and delivery services.
  • Describe the Missouri Model history, theoretical framework and application, across settings.
  • Identify through self-assessment at least two areas of organizational strength and at least two areas of organizational needed growth, in relation to becoming Trauma Informed.
  • Development at least one measurable action step towards becoming Trauma Informed, for the next six to eight months as part of organizational systems change.
  • Putting Learning into Measurable Action

Who Should Attend:

While a great fit for administrators and supervisors supporting social workers and human service providers, all persons interested in organizational development and capacity strengthening are invited and welcome to attend. Practice settings include health and mental health departments, behavioral health facilities, schools, non-profit agencies/organizations, as well juvenile justice, and residential programs, among others.



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Tamarah Moss, PhD, MPH, MSW earned her PhD in Social Work from Howard University and is currently on faculty at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College. Dr Moss’ scholarship is at the intersection of health and mental health service delivery, culturally responsive and equitable evaluation, community-based practice and training, as well as social work education. As a community-engaged scholar she has administered trainings on trauma-informed approaches and culturally responsive evaluation for multi-disciplinary practitioners and organizations. She also continues research utilizing community-campus partnerships both in the United States and internationally.



Program Cost: $150

CEUs: 6