Trauma-Informed Workshops Provided by Lakeside Global

Through funding from the PA Care Partnership or The Offices of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF)

To register as an individual for a scheduled Trauma Workshop funded through OCYF, please use this link:

Register for Scheduled Trauma Workshops

Lakeside Global Inc. offers several 2-hour workshops that inform participants on some of the basic physical, mental, and social outcomes of trauma. These workshops are topical and contextual to the issues we encounter with children and adults impacted by trauma with the necessary information and basic skills required to be trauma-sensitive. 

A maximum of 50 participants per workshop. Exceptions to the maximum of 50 participants per workshop can be granted on a case-by-case basis if requested.

Continuing Education Units:  CEUs for the 2-hour workshops are provided by the PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists through Lakeside Global Institute.  More information on the CEU process is available once it is determined if the PA Care Partnership can assist in funding the training.   

Training is funded by the PA Care Partnership and is approved at the discretion of the PA Care Partnership and must be in accordance with the goals and objectives of the System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement.

To be eligible to apply for training to be provided in your community, the PA Care Partnership is seeking agencies, counties, and providers to host the training and advertise the training locally to county agencies, providers, youth, and families in your community. The training participants should work with or be involved with youth and young adults ages 0-21 and have a behavioral health diagnosis and/or be involved with the child welfare system in PA. 

Trauma Workshops Through Lakeside Global Institute

Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care (2-hour workshop)

Research shows that 67% of the population has experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. These trauma-based adversities are predictive of a multitude of toxic physical, mental, and social outcomes throughout a person’s lifetime. As a society and as individuals, we need to be better informed and prepared to prevent and address the traumatic impact of childhood adversities.

In this two-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Enhance and enrich your knowledge of trauma
  • Be introduced to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  • Discover the basics of brain growth and the impact of toxic stress
  • Understand four components of trauma-informed care
  • Be inspired by reasons for hope

In this multi-media, interactive workshop, participants will also work together to build a powerful image that helps them appreciate the complex nature of trauma and its aftermath.

Trauma 102: Basic Skills of Trauma-Informed Care (2-hour workshop)

Building on information provided in Trauma 101, participants will expand their understanding of trauma and be provided with specific skills that enhance their abilities to interact with trauma-impacted people in emotionally and relationally healthy ways. As we become trauma-aware, we have a responsibility to prevent, avoid, and respond to trauma as well as suggest trauma-informed therapeutic options.

In this two-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize the value of Dr. Bruce Perry’s 3 R’s
  • Equip participants with the resources to develop Personal Safety Plans for themselves and others
  • Be introduced to a key trauma-sensitive communication skill
  • Explore the power and impact of intentional breathing
  • Appreciate the definitions of epigenetics and trans-generational legacies

Participants will be provided opportunities to implement and practice the skills presented.

Trauma 103: Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Caregivers

The emotional and physical cost of being an engaged and empathetic caregiver can be an occupational hazard. Considering the potential impact of vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn-out, caregivers are provided with critical steps in identifying signs and symptoms of each. Additionally, practical skills and a commitment to self-care are an integral part of this interactive workshop.

In this two-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Identify and distinguish between the various ways trauma impacts caregivers
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress
  • Practice self-care exercises

Trauma 105: An Introduction to Trauma for Parents & Caregivers

Parents and Caregivers can play an important role in helping children recover from traumatic events. This workshop is designed to provide parents and caregivers with introductory information about the impact of trauma and the power of relationships to help children heal. The more parents and caregivers understand how trauma effects children, the more they will understand the reasons for kids’ behaviors and emotions, and the more they will be able to help them cope.

In this two-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Develop Personal Safety Plans
  • Learn why people behave the way they do
  • Gain some basic information about trauma
  • Understand Dr. Perry’s 3 R’s
  • Explore three styles of leadership as a Parent or Caregiver
  • Relate to key trauma-sensitive communication skills

Trauma 106: An Introduction to Trauma for Youth

Creating safe and supportive environments for youth involves educating youth on why people behave the way they do. Incorporating basic information about the impact of trauma and identifying some basics of brain structure provide the foundation for youth to better understand themselves and those around them. A highly engaging and interactive strengths-based activity assists youth in identifying their present self and encourages them to set healthy emotional and relational goals for their future self.

In this two-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Learn why people behave the way they do
  • Gain some basic information about trauma
  • Identify some basics of brain structure
  • Discover positive and future self through strengths activity

Trauma 107: Trauma-Informed Cultural Sensitivity (Four (4) Hour Training)

Enhancing cultural competence and encouraging cultural humility is essential to increasing access and improving the standard of care for traumatized children, families, and communities. Cultural awareness, responsiveness, and understanding need to be infused at every level to be effective in addressing the needs of those who have experienced trauma. With both presentation and group interaction, participants will identify forces that contribute to behaviors that build or decrease emotional health in individuals and systems.
In this four-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Explore key principles of cultural sensitivity and the power of biases, legacies, and transgenerational loyalties.
  • Recognize ways that trauma can impact cultural beliefs and practices for individuals and groups. Identify and provide understanding around specific invisible cultural forces that contribute to positive and negative behaviors that build or decrease
  • emotional health in individuals and systems.
  • Consider ways they might want to modify or change some of their culturally based beliefs, especially when trauma is a factor in shaping and perpetuating unhealthy beliefs.
  • Promote personal and professional growth around cultural sensitivity by providing opportunities for participants to gain new awareness, concepts, and skills.

Trauma 108:  The Trauma of Racism

Recommended prerequisite:  Trauma 107:  Trauma-Informed Cultural Sensitivity

This workshop provides information on the subject of racism with a focus on the following:

  • Defining basic aspects and components of racism
  • Exploring historical perspectives
  • The neuroscience of implicit bias

Additionally, time will be spent integrating trauma principles to highlight the profound impact of racism while offering ideas with regard to the responsibilities of white and BIPOC to actively promote anti-racism and social equality.

There are opportunities for constructive conversations among participants to allow consideration of action steps to take as individuals, communities, and a society to challenge and change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors around race.

Trauma 109:  Trauma in a Pandemic (release date 11/15/2021)

As we have experienced measures to restrict movement as part of efforts to reduce the number of people infected with COVID-19, more and more of us have had to make huge changes to daily routines.

The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends, and colleagues took time to get used to. Adapting to lifestyle changes such as these and managing the fear of contracting the virus and worry about people close to us who are particularly vulnerable are challenging. These changes can be particularly difficult for people with mental health diagnoses.  Fear is a normal reaction in situations of uncertainty.  Sometimes fear is expressed in ways that are hurtful to others.

In this three-hour workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the dynamics of a pandemic utilizing LGI’s Steps of Growth model
  • Increase understanding of ourselves and others as we cope, respond, survive, and thrive in challenging times
  • Be provided opportunities to consider specific Action Steps for responding during a pandemic
  • Innumerate needs and how they can be met using LGI’s MRS PIES model
  • View the pandemic through trauma lenses
  • Consider where we have power for ourselves, families, health professionals, the nation, and the world.