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Courses and Workshops


“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make
a difference.”  

Claire Fagin

Courses and Workshops

CRI Course 1:

Trauma Informed Training (6 hours) A full day or two half days course.  Course 1 introduces a capacity-building framework for building resilience, K.I.S.S.  (Knowledge, Insight, Strategies and Structure) describes movement from theory to practice and how to implement evidence-based strategies into action. The training includes three main topics:  a) NEAR sciences, a cluster of emerging scientific findings in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE Study, and Resilience; b) Brain States, the critical transition from Knowledge to Insight; and ROLES (Recognize, Observe, Label, Elect and Solve) as our core strategies.  The key objective is to provide information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known.


CRI Course 2:

Trauma Supportive Training (6 hours)  A full day or two half days course.   This course is designed to help transform your organization, classroom, or family through resilience-based strategies. Using trauma-informed principles, the course teaches individuals to systematically create the positive environment that is essential to sustaining resilience.          

*Course 1 is a prerequisite for this course.


Participants will learn more than 30 strategies and promising approaches utilised by many trauma-informed practitioners.  This will include strategies to:

  • Build a positive culture in the classroom, workplace, or family

  • Foster resilience through affirming communication

  • Create effective regulation skills

  • Deliver compassionate and empowering regulation techniques

  • Teach others about their own trauma and stress response

  • Develop trauma-informed conflict resolution skills


CRI Course 3:

Trauma-Practitioner, to develop a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma and toxic stress  (12 hour course )  This course is held over 4 half days.  Trauma-Practitioners Neuroscience provides a new lens through which to view challenging and disruptive behaviour. This information helps us to respond more compassionately and effectively to individuals that use adaptive strategies to cope with their experiences. By integrating the K.I.S.S. framework, we believe that dealing more effectively with these individuals requires, first and foremost, the knowledge and insight into why they behave as they do. Once that is achieved, then we employ strategies based on that knowledge and insight. This course is about those compassionate and effective intervention strategies for challenging behaviour. During this four part training for trauma practitioners, participants will learn the foundation of the trauma- informed approach to understanding and helping individuals with behavioural challenges. Challenging behaviour has traditionally been thought of as wilful and goal-oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behaviour using reward and punishment programs. If you’ve tried these strategies and they haven’t worked, this course is for you! Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that a lack of crucial thinking skills results in challenging and disruptive behaviour.  Course 3 focuses on helping to teach the skills these individuals lack while attempting to resolve the problems that tend to precipitate their challenging behaviour.   


*Courses 1 & 2 are prerequisites for this course.

Participants will:

  • Learn why traditional behaviour management doesn’t work with many challenging behaviours.

  • Learn that challenging behaviour occurs when certain demands and expectations exceed an individual’s capacity to respond adaptively. 

  • Learn what the research says about the link between challenging behaviour and underdeveloped executive function skills.

  • Learn that how challenging behaviour is viewed will guide the intervention.

  • Learn that interventions need to involve identifying the underdeveloped skill and solving the problems that trigger the challenging behaviour.

  • Learn strategies to develop skills linked to challenging behaviour

CRI Course 4:

Blueprint for Framing Your Community Resilience Initiative


This training focuses on the overarching shift to trauma-informed care at the broader community level, and how to get there.  (6 hours) A full day or two half days course.

Are you tired of going to community meetings just to “sit and admire your own problems” time after time? Then this course is for you.   Join us for 'Blueprint for Framing Your Community Initiative:  Create your own community-specific toolkit’. 

How do we create a community-wide response to trauma? While individual resilience is certainly important, a community-wide focus on resilience across all domains in which we live our lives is what creates stronger outcomes. Using a living systems model of the salmon life cycle, this training parallels 8 stages of organisational development toward trauma-informed practices. Learn how you can act as a critical indicator species to effect change in your community. Let us help you shape or strengthen your community’s plan for moving to a more resilient community, one based on help, hope and healing.


*Courses 1 & 2 are prerequisites for this course. 


Participants will: 

  • apply adapted versions of the K.I.S.S., F.A.L.S.E. and R.O.L.E.S. concepts in order to assess the health and needs of their own communities

  • develop a timeline for community engagement built on SMART goals 

  • explore the importance of HOPE in building community resilience and creating a blueprint for organisational vision, mission and long-term stability

Contact Becky for a free consultation and Courses and Workshop fees.

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