Trauma-Informed Workshops

The milestone 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment found mental health to be a top priority in our community, and Lakeland began a journey to focus efforts on mental health resources, system level advocacy, and trauma-informed health care. Part of that journey is offering a range of trauma-informed care workshops. We invite you to take a look at what we offer and then take part as we work to make our community a place where optimal health is achievable for everyone.

Trauma 101: Introduction to Trauma 

During this course, participants will learn how to define toxic stress, trauma, and trauma-informed care and begin to recognize signs of developmental trauma. Topics covered include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), impact on development, long-term health implications of traumatic experiences, the importance of self-care, and more. Typically, this course is delivered in two hours; however, it can be adjusted to fit the need of the group/organization.

Length: 2 hours minimum; 4 hours maximum
Suggested Prerequisite: None

Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Implications for Population Health

This program explores the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and the biology of adversity. Participants will learn about the science of trauma, the implications of childhood trauma on long-term health, epigenetics, and building resilience.

Length: 2 hours
Suggested Prerequisite: None

Mental Health Crises and Awareness: An Introduction

This two-hour session provides participants with an introduction to common signs and symptoms of mental illness. Participants will be introduced to tools that they as community members can use to assist a person they believe may be experiencing a crisis. Focus will also be given to local mental health resources and future educational opportunities surrounding the topic of mental wellness.

Length: 2 hours
Suggested Prerequisite: Trauma 101 or Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adult Mental Health First Aid 

In the Mental Health First Aid course, participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Adult MHFA is designed for those who work with adults. Registered participants will need to complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class in addition to 6.5 hours of instructor-led videoconference. 

Length: 8 hours (2-hour, self-paced online class and 6.5 hours of instructor-led videoconference).
Suggested Prerequisite: Trauma 101 or Adverse Childhood Experiences


Youth Mental Health First Aid 2.0

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem – and help them connect to appropriate care. Space for this class is limited and the last day to register is February 10, 2022.

Length: 6.5 hours (2-hour, self-paced online class and 4.5 hours in-person)  

Suggested Prerequisite: Trauma 101 or Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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Community Resiliency Model 

The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) is a biologically-based trauma intervention designed for community members who need information about trauma and coping skills but who have limited access to mental health resources. CRM® teaches skills for self-care to balance the nervous system of those impacted by personal or community-level trauma (such as violence, poverty, racism, and homophobia). Participants will receive tools they can immediately implement as well as learn about future events for gaining deeper understanding of the model.

Length: Introduction - 2 hours; Workshops - 3-5 hours; Full Training - 1-2 Days
Suggested Prerequisites: Trauma 101 or Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health First Aid or Mental Health Crises and Awareness

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To find out more about the programs available, call 866.260.7544 or email