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Access to all current & future online training and 25% off all in-person trainings

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Train on your time, at your pace, wherever you are

A 30-minute overview for volunteers

A 30-minute overview for mission guests

A 60-minute overview of 7 essential skills

A 3-hour deep dive into 4 essential skills

Una inmersión profunda de 3 horas en 4 habilidades esenciales

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Learn in community with other parents, teachers, caregivers

A 1-day deep dive into 4 essential skills

All in-person events postponed due to COVID-19. Please check back for future events.

A 2-day exploration of 7 essential skills

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A 3-day deep dive with case studies

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If you need help deciding which training is right for you, please email trainme@traumafreeworld.org

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All Access Pass

Online Training

The All Access Pass gives you access to all current online classes and any additional classes added during the year. This currently includes four online courses:

  • Trauma-Informed Mission Trips (30 minutes and normally $29)
  • Trauma-Informed Volunteers (30 minutes and normally $29)
  • Trauma Informed Care Overview (1 hour and normally $49)
  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Care (3 hours and normally $99)

* The initial year of the All Access Pass is billed upfront, after 12 months you will be charged monthly.

$9.99/month

The All Access Pass gives you access to all current online classes and any additional classes added during the year. This currently includes four online courses:

  • Trauma-Informed Mission Trips (30 minutes and normally $29)
  • Trauma-Informed Volunteers (30 minutes and normally $29)
  • Trauma Informed Care Overview (1 hour and normally $49)
  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Care (3 hours and normally $99)

* The initial year of the All Access Pass is billed upfront, after 12 months you will be charged monthly.

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Trauma-Informed Volunteers

Online Training

Designed for organizational and ministry volunteers – especially, but not limited to, those that interact with children, this training focuses on three important concepts related to trauma and offers a handful of practical tools for immediate application.

  • 30-minutes
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Michael Sickles – Mentor, Ministry staff member
  • For organizational and ministry volunteers
  • English

* Some references to faith-based principles

This course provides volunteers with an introduction to three important and easily understood concepts that leads to being part of a trauma-informed organization or ministry. Upon completion, volunteers will also have a handful of immediately applicable tools for interacting with and helping those with a history of complex developmental trauma.
  • Online access is live for 1-year from date of purchase
  • Discounts available for multiple users
  • Define trauma – focusing on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on brain development – especially the “fear brain”
  • The effects of “indiscriminate friendliness”
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
    • 30 minutes of video-based training broken into nine 2-5 minute modules for easy access
    • Learning on a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
  • Certificate of Completion provided

$29

Designed for organizational and ministry volunteers – especially, but not limited to, those that interact with children, this training focuses on three important concepts related to trauma and offers a handful of practical tools for immediate application.

  • 30-minutes
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Michael Sickles – Mentor, Ministry staff member
  • For organizational and ministry volunteers
  • English

* Online access is live for six months from the date of purchase

** Some references to faith-based principles

This course provides volunteers with an introduction to three important and easily understood concepts that leads to being part of a trauma-informed organization or ministry. Upon completion, volunteers will also have a handful of immediately applicable tools for interacting with and helping those with a history of complex developmental trauma.

  • Define trauma – focusing on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on brain development – especially the “fear brain”
  • The effects of “indiscriminate friendliness”
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
    • 30 minutes of video-based training broken into nine 2-5 minute modules for easy access
    • Learning on a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
    • Certificate of completion available

  • Discounts available for multiple users

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Trauma-Informed Mission Guests

Online Training

Designed for short-term missionaries and mission guests – especially, but not limited to, those that interact with children, this training focuses on three important concepts related to trauma and offers a handful of practical tools for immediate application.

 

  • 30-minutes
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Sammy Mathews – International Missionary worker, Licensed Social Worker
  • For short-term missionaries/mission guests
  • English

* Some references to faith-based principles

This course provides short-term missionaries and mission guests with an introduction to three important and easily understood concepts that leads to being part of a trauma-informed mission team. Upon completion, you will also have a handful of immediately applicable tools for use during your short-term assignment/mission trip.

  • Online access is live for 1-year from date of purchase
  • Discounts available for multiple users
  • Define trauma – focusing on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on brain development – especially the “fear brain”
  • The effects of “indiscriminate friendliness”
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
  • 30 minutes of video-based training broken into nine 2-5 minute modules for easy access
  • Learning on a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
  • Certificate of Completion provided

$29

Designed for short-term missionaries and mission guests – especially, but not limited to, those that interact with children, this training focuses on three important concepts related to trauma and offers a handful of practical tools for immediate application.

  • 30-minutes
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Sammy Mathews – International Missionary worker, Trauma-informed Trainer
  • For short-term missionaries/mission guests
  • English

* Online access is live for six months from the date of purchase

** Some references to faith-based principles

This course provides short-term missionaries and mission guests with an introduction to three important and easily understood concepts that leads to being part of a trauma-informed mission team. Upon completion, you will also have a handful of immediately applicable tools for use during your short-term assignment/mission trip.

  • Discounts available for multiple users
  • Define trauma – focusing on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on brain development – especially the “fear brain”
  • The effects of “indiscriminate friendliness”
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
  • 30 minutes of video-based training broken into nine 2-5 minute modules for easy access
  • Learning on a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
  • Certificate of Completion available
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Trauma-Informed Care Overview

Online Training

Perfect for someone wanting to learn the basics of trauma care or refresh even the most seasoned professional, this course provides a brief introduction to each of the 7 essential skills of trauma informed care. Upon completion, you will have an overview of each skill – including how to care for yourself while caring for others, a handful of immediately applicable tools to help you better connect with and care for children who have experienced trauma.

  • 60-minutes
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Julie Cooper – licensed social worker, foster and adoptive parent
  • Includes knowledge checks
  • For everyone, no prerequisites
  • English 

* Some references to faith-based principles

This course helps you learn the basic principles of trauma-informed care and can help you find new ways to work with and/or care for children who have experienced trauma. Designed for people that interact with children frequently – foster parents, adoptive parents, teachers, school counselors, social workers, volunteers, children’s ministries, etc. – this training focuses on the four foundation skills of trauma care and practical tools for application.

  • Online access is live for 1-year from date of purchase
  • Discounts available for multiple users
  • Define trauma – focusing on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on development
  • Examine impact of trauma on the brain
  • 4 Essential Skills:
    • Use tools to understand the impact
    • Maximize felt safety
    • Reduce overwhelming emotions & build connections
    • Modify overwhelming behaviors
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
    • 60 minutes of video-based training broken into 9 short modules for easy access
    • Learning on your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
    • Simple knowledge checks help you stay focused on what you’ve learned.
  • Certificate of Completion provided

$49

Perfect for someone wanting to learn the basics of trauma care or refresh even the most seasoned professional, this course provides a brief introduction to each of the 7 essential skills of trauma informed care. Upon completion, you will have an overview of each skill – including how to care for yourself while caring for others and a handful of immediately applicable tools to help you better connect with and care for children who have experienced trauma.

  • 60-minutes
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Julie Cooper – Senior Trauma-Informed Care Trainer, foster and adoptive parent
  • Includes knowledge checks
  • For everyone, no prerequisites
  • English 

* Online access is live for 6 months from the date of purchase

** Some references to faith-based principles.

Designed for people that interact with children frequently – foster parents, adoptive parents, teachers, school counselors, social workers, volunteers, children’s ministries, etc. – this training focuses on  seven foundational skills of trauma care.

  • Discounts available for multiple users
  • Define trauma – focusing on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on development
  • Examine impact of trauma on the brain
  • 7 Essential Skills:
    • Understanding the lifelong impact of trauma
    • Maximizing a child’s sense of felt safety
    • Helping a child reduce overwhelming emotions 
    • Helping a child reduce overwhelming behaviors
    • Supporting a child’s essential connections and relationships
    • Developing strength-based life stories
    • Self care
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
    • 60 minutes of video-based training broken into 9 short modules for easy access
    • Learning on your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
    • Simple knowledge checks help you stay focused on what you’ve learned.
  • Certificate of Completion available
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Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care

Online Training

This course is designed to provide you with a thorough introduction to trauma care and give you practical tools to immediately put that understanding into practice. Upon completion, you will have built a better understanding of trauma, how it impacts children, and four essential skills that help you better connect with and care for children who have experienced trauma.

  • 4-hours
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Julie Cooper – licensed social worker, foster and adoptive parent
  • Includes knowledge checks
  • For everyone, no prerequisites
  • English

* Some references to faith-based principles

This course helps you learn the basic principles of trauma-informed care and can help you find new ways to work with and/or care for children who have experienced trauma. Designed for people that interact with children frequently – foster parents, adoptive parents, teachers, school counselors, social workers, volunteers, children’s ministries, etc. – this training focuses on the four foundation skills of trauma care and practical tools for application.

  • Online access is live for 1-year from date of purchase
  • Discounts available for multiple users
  • Define trauma – focusing on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on development
  • 4 Essential Skills:
    • Use tools to understand the impact
    • Maximize felt safety
    • Reduce overwhelming emotions & build connections
    • Modify overwhelming behaviors
    • Support past relationships/promote new ones
    • Build a strength-based understanding of life stories
    • Caring for ourselves
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
    • 3.5 hours video-based training broken into 13 short modules for easy access
    • Learning on your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
    • Downloadable resources and complete bibliography to prompt further learning
  • Certificate of Completion provided
  • Also available online in Spanish

Simple knowledge checks along the way help you stay focused on what you’ve learned.

$99

This course is designed to provide you with a thorough introduction to trauma care and  practical tools you can immediately put into practice. Upon completion, you will have built a better understanding of how trauma impacts children and four essential skills that help you better connect with children who have experienced trauma.

  • 3 hours
  • Video-based teaching
  • Taught by Julie Cooper – Senior Trauma-Informed Care Trainer, foster and adoptive parent
  • Includes quizzes and self-assessments
  • For everyone, no prerequisites
  • English
  • 3 CEUs available from the National Association of Social Workers

* Online course materials are accessible for six months from the date of purchase.

 

** Some references to faith-based principles

This course helps you learn the basic principles of trauma-informed care and can help you find new ways to work with and/or care for children who have experienced trauma. Designed for people that interact with children frequently – foster parents, adoptive parents, teachers, school counselors, social workers, volunteers, children’s ministries, etc. This training focuses on the four foundational skills of trauma care and practical tools for application.

  • Online access is live for six months from date of purchase
  • Discounts available for multiple users
  • Focus on complex developmental trauma
  • Examine impact of trauma on development
  • 4 Essential Skills:
    • Understand the lifelong impact of trauma
    • Maximize a child’s sense of felt safety
    • Help children reduce overwhelming emotions
    • Help children reduce  overwhelming behaviors
  • Applicable tools & strategies
  • Training offers:
    • 3.5 hour video-based training broken into 13 short modules for easy access
    • Learn on your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device for maximum convenience
    • Downloadable resources and complete bibliography to prompt further learning
  • Certificate of Completion available

Simple knowledge checks along the way help you stay focused on what you’ve learned.

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Introducción al Cuidado Competente en Trauma

Online Training

Este curso está diseñado para proporcionarte una introducción completa al cuidado de niños que han vivido un trauma, y herramientas prácticas que puedes poner en práctica de inmediato. Al finalizar, tendrás una mejor comprensión de cómo el trauma afecta a los niños y cuatro habilidades esenciales que te ayudarán a conectar mejor con los niños que han experimentado un trauma.

  • 3 horas
  • Enseñanza basada en vídeo
  • Impartido por Juan Manuel Porto – Director de Monterrey
  • Para todos, sin requisitos previos
  • Los materiales del curso son accesibles durante seis meses a partir de la fecha de compra.
  • Algunas referencias a principios Bíblicos

Este curso te ayudará a aprender los principios básicos del cuidado informado en trauma y puede ayudarte a encontrar nuevas maneras de trabajar y/o cuidar a los niños que han experimentado traumas. Diseñado para personas que interactúan con niños frecuentemente – padres de acogimiento, padres adoptivos, maestros, consejeros escolares, trabajadores sociales, voluntarios, ministerios infantiles, etc. Esta formación se centra en las cuatro habilidades fundamentales del cuidado de niños que han vivido un trauma, y las herramientas prácticas para su aplicación.·

  • El acceso en línea es en vivo durante seis meses a partir de la fecha de compra
  • Descuentos disponibles para varios usuarios
  • Concéntrate en el trauma complejo del desarrollo
  • Examina el impacto del trauma en el desarrollo

4 Habilidades Esenciales:

  • Comprender el impacto permanente del trauma
  • Maximizar el sentido percibido de seguridad de un niño
  • Ayudar a los niños a reducir las emociones abrumadoras
  • Ayudar a los niños a reducir comportamientos abrumadores

Herramientas y estrategias aplicables

El entrenamiento ofrece:

  • Entrenamiento basado en videos de 3 horas dividido en 13 módulos cortos para un fácil acceso
  • Aprende desde tu computadora, laptop, tableta o dispositivo móvil para tu máxima comodidad
  • Recursos descargables y bibliografía completa para impulsar el aprendizaje adicional

Certificado de finalización disponible

$99

Este curso está diseñado para proporcionarte una introducción completa al cuidado de niños que han vivido un trauma, y herramientas prácticas que puedes poner en práctica de inmediato. Al finalizar, tendrás una mejor comprensión de cómo el trauma afecta a los niños y cuatro habilidades esenciales que te ayudarán a conectar mejor con los niños que han experimentado un trauma.

  • 3 horas
  • Enseñanza basada en vídeo
  • Impartido por Juan Manuel Porto – Director de Monterrey
  • Para todos, sin requisitos previos
  • Los materiales del curso son accesibles durante seis meses a partir de la fecha de compra.
  • Algunas referencias a principios Bíblicos

Este curso te ayudará a aprender los principios básicos del cuidado informado en trauma y puede ayudarte a encontrar nuevas maneras de trabajar y/o cuidar a los niños que han experimentado traumas. Diseñado para personas que interactúan con niños frecuentemente – padres de acogimiento, padres adoptivos, maestros, consejeros escolares, trabajadores sociales, voluntarios, ministerios infantiles, etc. Esta formación se centra en las cuatro habilidades fundamentales del cuidado de niños que han vivido un trauma, y las herramientas prácticas para su aplicación.·

  • El acceso en línea es en vivo durante seis meses a partir de la fecha de compra
  • Descuentos disponibles para varios usuarios
  • Concéntrate en el trauma complejo del desarrollo
  • Examina el impacto del trauma en el desarrollo

4 Habilidades Esenciales:

  • Comprender el impacto permanente del trauma
  • Maximizar el sentido percibido de seguridad de un niño
  • Ayudar a los niños a reducir las emociones abrumadoras
  • Ayudar a los niños a reducir comportamientos abrumadores

Herramientas y estrategias aplicables

El entrenamiento ofrece:

  • Entrenamiento basado en videos de 3 horas dividido en 13 módulos cortos para un fácil acceso
  • Aprende desde tu computadora, laptop, tableta o dispositivo móvil para tu máxima comodidad
  • Recursos descargables y bibliografía completa para impulsar el aprendizaje adicional

Certificado de finalización disponible

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Intro to Trauma- Informed Care

In-person Training

Designed to provide a thorough introduction to trauma care and give you practical tools to immediately put that understanding into practice. Upon completion, participants will have built a better understanding of trauma, how it impacts children, and four essential skills that help you better connect with and care for children who have experienced trauma.

  • 4 foundational Essential Skills of Trauma Informed Care
  • 1 day in-person OR
    3 hours online
  • Online training Includes knowledge checks
  • For everyone, no prerequisites
  • 2 languages available
    • English, Spanish

In-person – $195/participant; $135/participant for registered 501(c)3 organizations

* Some references to faith-based principles

$135 – $195

Designed to provide a thorough introduction to trauma care and give you practical tools to immediately put  into practice. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of how trauma impacts children and skills to help you better connect with children who have experienced trauma.

  • 4 foundational Essential Skills of Trauma-Informed Care
  • 1-day in-person training
  • Group discussion and activities
  • For everyone, no prerequisites
  • English language
  • 5.5 CEUs available from the National Association of Social Workers

In-person – $195/participant; $135/participant for registered 501(c)3 organizations

* Some references to faith-based principles

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Trauma-Informed Care

In-person Training

* In-person classes postponed due to COVID-19. Please check back for future training dates.

Provides a thorough examination of all nine modules of trauma content, all 7 Essential Skills of Trauma-Informed Care – including Self-Care, and includes assessment and care strategies for use in the field. Perfect for front-line helping professionals who spend a significant portion of their professional responsibilities helping parents or other caregivers, those involved in wrap-around services, and/or those who work with or care for children who have a trauma history.

  • All 7 Essential Skills of trauma care – including self-care
  • 12 hours in-person training
  • Taught by full-time Back2Back training staff
  • Use of case studies and group discussion
  • Hands-on tools & strategies
  • 2 languages available:
    • English, Spanish

$325/participant;
$225/participant from registered 501(c)3 organizations

* Some references to faith-based principles

$225 – $325

Dallas, TX
May 4-5, 2020
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Provides a thorough examination of  trauma, including 6 Essential Skills of Trauma-Informed Care. Perfect for frontline helping professionals who are involved in helping parents or other caregivers, people involved in wrap-around services, or anyone who works with or cares for children who have a trauma history.

  • 6 Essential Skills of trauma care – including self-care
  • 2-day in-person training
  • Taught by full time Trauma Free World training staff
  • Use of case studies and group discussion
  • Hands-on tools & strategies
  • 11 CEUs Available from the National Association of Social Workers
  • In English

$325/participant;
$225/participant from registered 501(c)3 organizations

* Some references to faith-based principles

 

6 Essential Skills

  • Understanding Trauma
  • Maximizing a child’s felt safety
  • Reducing overwhelming emotions
  • Reducing overwhelming behaviors
  • Supporting a child’s connections and relationships
  • Building strength-based life stories

 

Advanced Trauma Competent Care Teacher

Advanced Trauma Competent Caregiving

In-person Training

Examining real-life case studies and spending extended time in small group learning activities,

Advanced Trauma Competent Caregiving provides an in-depth examination of all nine modules of trauma content, all 7 Essential Skills of Trauma-Informed Care – including Self-Care, and includes assessment tools and care strategies for use in the field. The training is also required for anyone wanting to train inside their own organization and as a prerequisite for those seeking certification as a Trauma Competent Caregiver affiliate trainer. 

  • All 7 Essential Skills of trauma care – including self-care
  • 18 hours in-person training
  • Taught by Back2Back expert training staff
  • Extended case study and group discussion
  • Hands-on tools & strategies
  • 6 languages available:
    • English, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Latvian

$495/participant;
$350/participant from registered 501(c)3 organizations 

* Some references to faith-based principles

$350 – $495

Mars Hill, NC
July 15-17, 2020
Register

 

Cincinnati, OH
July 21-23, 2020
Register

Examining real-life case studies and spending extended time in small group learning activities,

Advanced Trauma Competent Caregiving provides an in-depth examination of all nine modules of trauma content, all 7 Essential Skills of Trauma-Informed Care – including Self-Care, and includes assessment tools and care strategies for use in the field. The training is also required for anyone wanting to train inside their own organization and as a prerequisite for those seeking certification as a Trauma Competent Caregiver affiliate trainer. 

  • All 7 Essential Skills of trauma care – including self-care
  • 3-day in-person training
  • Taught by Trauma Free World expert training staff
  • Extended case study and group discussion
  • Hands-on tools & strategies
  • 16.5 CEUs available from the National Association of Social Workers
  • Taught in English, materials available in 6 languages:
    • English, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Latvian

$495/participant;
$350/participant from registered 501(c)3 organizations 

* Some references to faith-based principles

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