Southern Region: Trauma Informed Training
Monday, November 25, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm

Interpreters, Translators, and Accommodations Available Upon Request.

RSVP by 5:00pm on Monday, November 18, 2019
To be held at the Fitchburg Public Library
5530 Lacy Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53711

As part of the Wisconsin Hawthorn Project fall training series,
this full-day Trauma-Informed Care Training is specifically for staff and administrators of child-and-family serving entities in Wisconsin. Whether you are a child therapist, a home visitor, an early childhood educator, work in the welfare system, or are involved with children and families in some other way, this opportunity is for you.

In an effort to reduce the recapitulation of trauma in children and families who are seeking services, and in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Natural Wisdom Counseling will present a Core Curriculum on trauma, including:
1) Trauma 101 (types of trauma, symptoms of trauma and toxic stress, and Adverse Childhood Experiences)
2) Resiliency (protective factors, and cultivating resiliency)
3) Principles for Navigating Intersectional Adversity (an exploration of equity and systems of services)
4) Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization (experiential activities, resources, and tools)

NOTE: This training will cover both introductory and intermediate/advanced content. 

Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Lunch is on your own.

The capacity for the training is 50 people. Registrants that exceed the 50-person maximum will be added to a waitlist.

For more information contact Jess at

Curious about the impact? Check out our data from the 2018 Southern Regional Training.
This was the second training in the Wisconsin Hawthorn Project initiative. The training is complete and feedback has been analyzed.

Out of the 27 people who initially registered for the training, 20 people attended (include 3 on the Zoom Webinar platform).
Out of the 20 attendees, 11 filled out the feedback/evaluation form.

Compared to before the training, 2 people (18.2%) felt significantly more competent, 6 people felt more competent (54.5%) and 3 people (27.3%) did not feel any change in their competency in trauma-informed care with clientele. Meanwhile, those numbers increased to almost 75% feeling more competent or significantly more competent in trauma-informed care with team members at work.

100% of respondents stated that they found the training both impactful and informative. Subsequently, over 80% shared that they were likely to apply for the Train-the-Trainer Learning Collaborative.

Written feedback will influence the refinement of upcoming trainings. In particular, we will continue to explore creative ways to address the wide range of skill levels and experience levels in the room.