We thank you for the work you do to support trauma survivors. CTSS recognizes how critical it is that you learn ways to take good care of yourself in order to continue this important work.
CTSS has developed the curriculum and administers a training that educates participants to create trauma-informed communities and further provides specific wellness skills that empower and build resiliency in professionals. This training incorporates Dr. Zinkin’s research and experience, with some of the skills of the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute in California.
This training can be offered in half-day, full day to 2-day formats depending on the needs of the participants.
The training is appropriate for a wide array of individuals and descriptions of experiences and benefits from those attending our trainings are:
– Crime survivors attending these trainings have learned more about what they’ve experienced, and specific skills to build their resiliency and well-being.
– Inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary found this training informative and accessible for managing their own stress reactions, which led to improved behavior.
– Portland State University staff and students who participated in the training commented that they were not only “trauma-informed” about others but the focus on using trauma resiliency skills for their own self care was uniquely transformative, and sorely needed.
– Law-enforcement officers, often a difficult population to reach in training, have found Dr. Zinkin’s unique style approachable and the information accessible.
In our trainings for professionals working with trauma survivors we stress that in addition to being “trauma-informed” they can build resiliency by utilizing similar approaches in their work.