While many organizations are trauma-informed, becoming trauma-responsive means looking at every aspect of an organization’s programming, environment, language, and values and involving all staff in better serving clients who have experienced trauma. Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive provides program administrators and clinical directors with key resources needed to train staff and make organizational changes to become trauma-responsive. This comprehensive training program involves all staff, ensuring clients are served with a trauma-responsive approach.
This training program describes the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive:
*Gain knowledge of stress, adversity, and trauma
*Understand of the impact of organizational stress and trauma
*Understand the concept and structure of a Guide Team
*Assess and improve clients’ first experience with your organization
*Assess and improve your organization’s physical space
*Assess and improve your organization’s sense of safety
*Understand the leadership qualities and skills needed to initiate trauma-responsive organizational change
*Create a shared language and tools to address trauma
*Implement evidence-based, trauma-specific curricula
*Have each staff person create a personal self-care plan
Developed by leading trauma experts Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, and Sandra L. Bloom, MD, this program is an excellent primer to assist organizations in becoming trauma-responsive prior to implementing an in-depth trauma curriculum.
Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive includes:
*More than three hours of video
*a Flash Drive with resources that can be easily reproduced for training participants
*a facilitator guide with step-by-step instructions to assist facilitators in implementing the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive
The BASIC ATTENDING SKILLS, 5th edition video teaches students how to learn and master the fundamental skills of listening. This video is designed for all courses focusing on listening skills, and applicable to many academic areas including counseling, social work, behavioral health, nursing, pastoral care, and para professional work such as crisis counseling and peer support groups.
Demonstrations of skills with many subtitles identify and enable students to recognize interview behavior, practice skills in small groups, and then generalize skills to the actual interview. Multicultural issues are infused throughout.
The 5th edition includes:
* All new vignettes with real clients
* A deeper focus on resiliency and the positive asset search
* The Community Genogram - what it is, why it’s important, and how to incorporate it into the interview.
* Neuroscience and its relationship to counseling: What you need to know about the brain to work more effectively with your client.
If you’ve been thinking about transitioning to a person-centered care model or have already made a few changes this training resource will help. This program documents real people with dementia as they go about their day, and shows how the professional caregivers interact with them to create a life-affirming environment that boosts their self-esteem and honors their individual needs. Viewers will learn a variety of person-centered techniques for preventing boredom and defusing challenging behaviors through engagement and personalized activities. Based on the innovative work of Lyn Geboy and Beth Meyer-Arnold.
For most people, even the ordinary demands of life can cause some feelings of unease and stress, and these stressful thoughts and feelings may result in chronic mental and physical fatigue or anxiety.
The seemingly simple act of mindfulness helps reduce the impact of stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to moments of experience with an accepting and friendly attitude so as to observe with all the senses what is happening in each moment. The practice of mindfulness is an effective means of enhancing and maintaining optimal mental health and overall well-being, and can be implemented in every aspect of daily living. Mindfulness has been applied to a variety of mental and physical disorders and has also been useful within educational, military, and corporate settings.
In this video, Dr. Rezvan Ameli demonstrates three mindfulness exercises within a group therapy setting and also discusses the science and practice of mindfulness.
Insomnia occurs when individuals who frequently suffer from chronic sleep disturbance try harder to sleep or develop an anxious response when they are unable to sleep. Mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia, or MBTI, combines mindfulness principles and practices with behavioral techniques to treat this common issue.
MBTI teaches clients with insomnia how to use meditation practices to cultivate mindful awareness and change how they may be thinking about their insomnia symptoms. Practicing mindfulness meditation helps clients see their thoughts and desires as dynamic mental events and helps avoid becoming fixated on achieving specific outcomes or goals. This process, called metacognitive shifting, is one of the keys to reducing the symptoms of chronic insomnia.
In this video, Dr. Jason C. Ong works with a group of young male clients who are all suffering from various sleep issues. In this demonstration, Dr. Ong teaches behavioral strategies within a mindfulness framework to help the group learn how to cope with periods of wakefulness at night.
Exposure to trauma due to abuse or violence can increase risk for aggressive behavior in relationships. Intimate partner violence is more likely when an individual is suffering with trauma-related problems such as PTSD, as is sometimes the case in families with members who served in military combat positions.
Empirically validated, trauma-informed therapeutic interventions are essential to addressing such violence. These interventions help clients recognize a need to take responsibility for their abusive behavior and to develop effective conflict resolution skills.
In this video, Dr. Casey Taft demonstrates this approach by helping a group of four men acknowledge intimate partner violence in their lives and take necessary steps towards remaining nonviolent.
Follow eleven college students as they undergo the nation's most rigorous training to answer calls on a suicide hotline.
Since the early 70's, Headquarters in Lawrence, KS, has been at the forefront of volunteer crisis counseling. With a uniquely rigorous training program, HQ volunteers undergo several weeks of study and guided role-play in preparation to deal with callers who are in crisis - often on the edge of self-destruction.
THE LISTENERS follows eleven carefully-selected volunteers who undergo this training, which demands more of them psychologically than they ever expected, a personal sacrifice that also encourages personal growth, and prepares them to be courageous and empathetic in a way that years of collective experience have proven effective. Learning how to listen with empathy and without judging proves harder and more taxing than the volunteers imagined, and mastering the skills necessary to save lives becomes a quest that will change their own forever.