Buffalo Training Details

New! Operationalizing Trauma-Informed Agency, Organizational, and System Change

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Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 22, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint Rd. & Maple Rd., Amherst, NY 14226
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $145.00
Discount Cost (Trauma Certificate Program participants): $130.00
Lunch Included: Yes
Fulfills Hours in Trauma Certificate Program: Elective

Presenters

Susan A. Green

Degrees:
LCSW

Bio:
Susan A. Green, LCSW, is a Clinical Professor at the UB School of Social Work. Sue is committed to integration of theory with practice as she combines full-time teaching with clinical practice with individuals, families and organizations. She is also the Co-Director of The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC). Sue has extensive experience training, consulting and coaching in various systems around trauma and trauma-informed approaches. She has been a co-author on several publications related to trauma and trauma-informed care, as well as the co-author of ITTIC’s recent Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual. In addition, Sue is certified in the following: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

Samantha Koury

Degrees:
LMSW

Bio:
Samantha P. Koury, LMSW, is currently the lead project manager at the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) at the UB School of Social Work. Samantha is passionate about increasing awareness of trauma and re-traumatization and working together with organizations and systems to create and sustain trauma-informed culture change. She has three and a half years of experience in training and coaching staff on trauma and trauma-informed approaches in a variety of local service sectors, as well as working with trauma-informed “Champions” to build a foundation for trauma-informed organizational change across New York State. She has also been a co-author on several publications related to trauma-informed care, as well as a co-author of ITTIC’s recent Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual.

Description

This training is for all levels of staff, including managers and senior administrators who want to take the next steps in implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) at the agency, organizational and system level. Content will provide an intermediate level, "digestive learning process" focusing on the trauma-informed organizational model developed by the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) that provides a framework for agencies, organizations and systems to facilitate and sustain trauma-informed culture change.

While it is important for individuals to be trauma-informed, it is also critical for agencies, organizations and systems to operationalize the trauma-informed approach in all aspects of their functioning. Trauma-informed culture change often takes multiple years to achieve and thus requires a “big picture“ plan to efficiently facilitate. ITTIC’s trauma-informed organizational model provides the framework, assessments and tools for any agency, organization and system to plan for, implement and sustain trauma-informed change. Many parts of your agency, organization or system likely already reflect aspects of a trauma-informed approach. In order to help you identify what is already in place and how to move forward, the model consists of stages, key development areas and domains of consideration.

The beginning of the training will provide a review of the trauma-informed framework, including: re-traumatization, the three levels of trauma practice (trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive and trauma-specific), and the five guiding values and principles of TIC proposed by Harris and Fallot (2001): safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.

The training will then delve into the trauma-informed organizational model developed by ITTIC by first providing an overview of the stages, key development areas and domains of consideration. Through the use of various activities and discussions, you will take both a big picture look at your agency, organization or system, as well as consider the specific nuances in each of the stages and key development areas. The activities in the training will assist you in identifying what is working, where it may make sense to focus your efforts, and help you build on those strengths to plan for future implementation steps. Discussions throughout the training will provide concrete examples and strategies at the individual and agency, organizational and system level so that you can ensure the enhanced provision of trauma-informed services.

Trauma-informed tools and time to complete them will be provided. You will develop ideas and plans to make manageable changes in your work, and be in a position to take organizational ideas back to the agency, organization or system for discussion, decision making, and ideally implementation planning. Time for discussion will be available in order to learn from the trainers and other participants. Additional resources will be shared, as well as a brief overview of the supports and services available from ITTIC to help you continue the trauma-informed change process.


Learning Objectives:
• Identify areas in your own work and agency, organization or system that already reflect aspects of a trauma-informed approach;
• Assess your agency, organization or system’s use of trauma-informed approaches using the trauma-informed organizational model;
• Identify tools that can be used in the planning, implementation and sustainability of the trauma-informed change process;
• Develop possible action steps that your agency, organization or system can take in order to begin or continue the trauma-informed change process.

Research:
Select research on which content is based include SAMHSA Trauma-informed care in behavioral health services: Treatment improvement protocol (TIP) series 57 available at http://bit.ly/2DjLnCy. Research on the work of Fallot and Harris can be found at the Google Scholar link http://bit.ly/2Cwnoyn.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, management and senior management, board members, and other interested individuals.

Content Level: intermediate

CEUs

NY Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NYS OASAS addictions professionals, Provider #0045: 6 hours approved for CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.