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Trauma Awareness

The Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) is continuing to offer free Trauma Intensive Courses to support individuals and teams in their professional development. These courses provide essential training in trauma awareness and healing. Options include Train-the-Trainer Sessions and sessions on processing pain as well as facilitating healing. Participants can deepen their understanding and skills in trauma-informed care, with limited seats available. To register for these courses, visit the course registration page. Additionally, various trauma-related workshops are open for registration, covering different aspects of trauma. For more information, visit the Lakeside Global Institute — Trauma Workshops 2024 page.

The Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) in Pennsylvania has continued partnering with the Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) to offer free trauma training for child welfare professionals. Lakeside Global Institute facilitates this initiative and caters to anyone in Pennsylvania working to improve the lives of children and families. The training, available until September 30, 2024, covers various aspects of trauma awareness and includes both workshops and intensive courses. Sessions are conducted live via a web-based platform; all tuition and material costs are covered. The training includes:

  • Enhancing Trauma Awareness;
  • Deepening Trauma Awareness;
  • Applying Trauma Principles;
  • Trauma-Sensitive Certification;
  • Train the Trainers;
  • And more!

One notable offering is the Trauma-Sensitive Professional course, a 50-hour program that aims to equip participants with the title of Certified Trauma-Sensitive Professional upon completion. Registration for both workshops and intensive courses is open, and professionals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Participants who have already completed certain prerequisite courses are advised not to duplicate content. For inquiries, individuals can reach out to Lakeside Global Institute. You can register for workshops here or intensive courses here.

As part of the ongoing efforts by the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) to assist children’s providers in the states’ trauma-informed initiative, these offices have partnered with PA Care Partnership to provide any child welfare professionals in Pennsylvania FREE Trauma Training by Lakeside Global through September 30, 2024, or while funding is available. Available trainings will be offered in-person or live via a web-based platform.

For individuals looking for Trauma Training, there are multiple cohorts for courses and workshops scheduled on specific dates and times.

Trainings available include the following:

  • Enhancing Trauma Awareness;
  • Deepening Trauma Awareness;
  • Applying Trauma Principals;
  • Train the Trainers;
  • Trauma-Sensitive Certification;
  • Processing Pain, Facilitating Healing; and
  • Trauma 101 through 110 Workshops.

If you already registered for training and did not receive a training link, here are your contacts:

If you have any additional questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

All child welfare professionals in Pennsylvania are eligible for the following FREE trauma trainings facilitated by Lakeside Global, Inc.

If you have completed Trauma 101 and Enhancing Trauma Awareness, you are eligible to register for the Train the Trainer course scheduled for May!

Train the Trainer (25-Hour Course)

Participants who meet course requirements would be certified by Lakeside Global Institute as Adjunct Trainers with authorization to license and present Lakeside Global Institute workshops. Adjunct Trainers are also equipped to facilitate small group discussions. LGI’s Train the Trainers course applies the same approaches and techniques provided in course content. Participants can expect LGI trainers to maintain a high level of integrity with regard to processes of group leadership, management, and facilitation.

Enhancing Trauma Awareness

Enhancing Trauma Awareness (ETA) is a 15-hour course that is the first in a series of trauma courses. ETA provides a rich and sophisticated exploration of the subject of trauma with an emphasis on encouraging professionals to become highly sensitive regarding the nature of trauma as foun­dational to becoming trauma-informed. Professionals will gain heightened awareness and respect with regard to trauma-related behaviors and the consequences of being impacted by trauma that can extend into relationships, systems, and across generations.


If you already registered for training and did not receive a training link, here are your contacts:

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In concert with the Pennsylvania Office of Advocacy and Reform, HEAL PA, United Way of Pennsylvania, and Collectively Rooted are working to help Pennsylvania residents become more trauma aware and have practical tools to identify and address the trauma in their world.

Join us for this upcoming summer series about building a trauma aware Pennsylvania – free to all residents in the state and open to everyone for personal and professional growth. We invite you to join some of the world’s leading experts on trauma to learn:

  • Where and how trauma appears in our lives and communities;
  • What happens when we experience trauma;
  • The role of community in healing; and
  • How we can heal ourselves and support healing in others.

Learn more and pre-register by creating an account at Resilient PA today! If you already have an account, you will be notified when the training is live!

Register today!

If you have questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.