Stand-Alone training sessions & online courses

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ACEs Epidemiology

In this session, you will take a deeper dive into the epidemiological link between trauma and health outcomes and behavior, beyond what is covered in The Basics. In addition to reviewing the findings of the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, you will cover related research that utilizes the ACE framework. You will be invited to participate in activities designed to help translate the research findings into your personal and professional life. The framework established here is the foundation for the trauma informed services including training and consultation and online courses offered through Origins.  


The Body & Mind

In this session, you will take a deeper dive into the key principles of how the body and mind are affected by stress. You will define and identify the environmental and biological factors that influence the development of physiological adaptions. Conditions and diagnoses commonly associated with toxic stress will be examined. Interactive activities will be used to increase integration of the concepts.    


Social & Historical Trauma

In this session, you will take a deeper dive into the key principles of social and historical, beyond what is covered in The Basics. You will review the role of epigenetics and how individuals, groups, and societies can be affected by trauma across generations. This training is designed to challenge you to broaden your perspective on the definition of adversity and how collective trauma can impact behaviors and organizations.   


Resilience 

In this session, you will take a will take a deeper dive into the key principles of resilience, beyond what is covered in The Basics. In addition to reviewing some of the key findings from resilience research, you will also be introduced to a framework for thinking about resilience at both the individual and organizational level and how those two interact. Interactive activities will be used to demonstrate some of the principles of resilience and how you can apply them. 


Trauma Informed Practices 

In this session, you will cover the fundamentals of trauma-informed practices, including an overview of the key principles of trauma-informed care, examples of organizational models that utilize those principles, and a discussion of common themes among those approaches. Case studies will be used to illustrate examples of how these approaches have been integrated into organizations. You will also be encouraged to participate in activities designed to apply the learnings to your own organization.   


Trauma & Addiction 

In this session, you will evaluate various theories through which addiction has been explained. A thorough overview of the topic will be discussed and will include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), types of compulsions and addictions, biology and epigenetics, and the culture of addiction and treatment. Diagnoses that will be addressed include eating disorders, gambling, substance dependence, and process addictions. Applying research in human development including neuroscience, epigenetics, and resilience, you will gain insight and tools to better address the possible causes of addiction.    


Compassion Fatigue 

In this session, you will increase your understanding of the causes and symptoms/effects of working in service to others. With a focus on identifying and managing stress, you will gain awareness and insight into tools and strategies to build resilience to overcome this potentially debilitating condition.      


Interrupting Implicit Bias 

In this session, you will define and identify the foundational language of bias. Case studies and research will set the foundation from which you will identify common ways that the mind organizes information. Consequences, both helpful and unhelpful, will be explored. Tools to disrupt the patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving will be introduced for application into practice.     


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