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FREE, ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Trauma 101: Understanding Trauma, Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care
ONLINE ONLY, access any time through link below
Lancaster, PA
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FREE, ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Trauma 101: Understanding Trauma, Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care
This new free, completely online/virtual training course, titled "Understanding Trauma, Resilience and Trauma Informed Care", provides a foundational understanding of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resilience, vicarious trauma, self-care, and trauma-informed care.

The self-paced, online course is broken out into 4 modules of 1 hour each, with interactive activities in each module and a knowledge quiz at the end of each module. No advance registration is required and the training is available at any time, to anyone who wishes to access it.

Get complete details on how to access the course, available continuing education credits and other information at:



"United Way of Lancaster County in partnership with the Lancaster Coalition to Combat Poverty was pleased to offer the Trauma 101 training to early childhood educators and stakeholders.  The training was a useful blend of scientific research, qualitative accounts, and practical application with an important focus on resilience. Participant feedback was resoundingly positive with requests for follow-up trainings on specific strategies to support young children and families facing trauma.  There is clearly a need for a broader trauma-informed perspective in our community and Trauma 101 is an essential step in the right direction." - Andrea Heberlein, MSW, Vice President of Strategic Impact, United Way of Lancaster County

"I recently attended the Trauma 101 course and I am totally in awe of how well the instructor explained and enriched the understanding of ACEs and child trauma in general during the course. There were many people there, and she had us all on our feet, engaging in active learning, sharing with each other, broadening and deepening our knowledge through activities, great videos which were well-interspersed throughout, and questions that made us really dig deep and think hard." - Lark Eshleman, PhD, Attachment and Trauma Consultant, Author and Educator, Executive Director, About Child Trauma Foundation

"The Trauma 101 training is excellent and I found it very helpful. Even though I was already seeking to implement trauma-informed practices in programs at our agency, this training provided a broader and more complete foundation for understanding trauma and resilience than I had previously. Many staff from our agency have now taken this training and I highly recommend it for everyone who interacts with people who have experienced trauma as children or as adults." - Roger Steffy, Vice President for Programs, Tabor Community Services

"Trauma 101 takes on the challenge of engaging us in a journey to better understand the lasting impact of trauma.  The presenters are masterful in their approach that blends facts with personal stories, self-reflection, and self-care, highlighting the trauma, but also leading us to embrace resilience and recovery." - Dr. Hilda Shirk, MSW, President & CEO, Lancaster Health Center (formerly SouthEast Lancaster Health Services)


Training is provided by support from the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Behavioral Health Community Impact Fund.

Intended Audience: This training provides a foundational understanding of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resilience, vicarious trauma, and trauma-informed care for anyone in the community who interacts with individuals and families who may have experienced trauma, including law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, first responders, healthcare and behavioral health providers, human services professionals, educators, employers, government agencies, faith community leaders, and others.

Training content:

1) Why learn about trauma
2) Trauma definitions, types of trauma, causes of trauma
3) Traumas symptoms & effects
4) Re-traumatization and how to avoid it
5) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research
6) Neuroscience of trauma and resilience
7) Links between trauma and social, emotional and physical health
8) Whats needed to heal from trauma
9) Secondary/vicarious trauma and self-care for professionals
10) Principles of Trauma-informed care and becoming a trauma-informed organization


MODULE 1: What is Trauma and Why Does It Matter?

1) Discuss why it is important to learn about trauma
2) Define trauma
3) Describe events that individuals may experience as traumatic
4) Describe how individuals might experience effects of trauma throughout life

MODULE 2: Individual Differences, Risk and Resilience

1) Describe how trauma relates to physical health as well as social and emotional health
2) Describe how traumatic experiences in childhood may affect physical and neurological development
3) List examples of risk factors, protective/resilience factors and cultural factors that can result in different individual responses to traumatic events
4) Identify biological, psychological, social/behavioral and spiritual components of resilience and what is needed to heal from trauma
5) Describe post-trauma pathways that survivors make take after traumatic events

MODULE 3: Trauma Histories and Trauma-Informed Responses

1) List the key characteristics and core principles of trauma-informed care
2) Identify potential concerns and considerations regarding use of trauma assessments
3) List and describe ways in which community agencies and organizations may re-traumatize the people they are intended to serve
4) Discuss how organizations can improve policies and procedures to make them trauma-informed

MODULE 4: Our Own Work as Professionals

1) Identify potential causes and indicators of vicarious or secondary trauma among staff
2) List examples of effective self-care practices for professionals working with people with trauma histories
3) Discuss the practice of cultural humility and its relevance to trauma informed care
4) List and describe ways in which professionals can demonstrate the core principles of trauma informed care in their daily work.

Training length: 4 hours to complete all 4 modules

INSTRUCTOR: The instructor for the online training is:

Melanie G. Snyder, BSW, MBA, MHFA
Trauma-Informed Specialist, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

* Certified Trainer, SAMHSA, GAINS Ctr for Behavioral Health/Justice Transformation
* Certified Facilitator, Seeking Safety, Treatment Innovations
* Certified Practitioner, Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR), Eastern
Mennonite University
* Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, Brain Story Certification
* 2016-17 Baldwin Fellow: Trauma, Resilience & Trauma-Informed Communities
* National Victim Assistance Academy Advanced Skills Institute: Building Trauma-Informed Organizations



ONLINE ONLY, access any time through link below (View)
9999 Z Street
Lancaster, PA 17601
United States


Online / Streaming / Virtual
Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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