Trauma Informed Approaches – Training of Trainers

Rick Griffin and Teri Barilla on September 12th & 13th, 2019 online and at Skagit Publishing – Link to Register Below

Please join us on September 12th & 13th for a special presentation from Community Resilience Initiative trainers Rick Griffin and Teri Barilla on trauma-informed practices and resilience building.

This event is brought to you by United General District 304 through Trauma Informed Approaches grant funding.


    • Attend Course 1 Live Webcast on one of the following set of days:
      • July 15th & 18th from 9:00am – 12:00pm both days (live webcast)
      • August 8th & 22nd from 9:00am – 12:00pm both days (live webcast)
  • THEN
    • Attend Trainer of Trainers on September 12th & 13th – full days, exact time TBD
    • Complete one training in your organization/agency or a community training by October 2020. Turn in a summary of the training and a participant sign in sheet.
    • Grant permission to be listed on a local registry of trainers for trauma-informed practices and resilience building. This is not a commitment to conduct further training.
    • Training partners (two or more) within the same agency/organization is preferred but not required.

Course Descriptions:

CRI Course 1 LIVE WEBCAST: Trauma-Informed Training

Dates: July 15 & 18, 2019  OR August 8 & 22, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm both days

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm both days

Location: ONLINE LIVE WEBCAST EVENT through Zoom Meeting. Links and instructions to join the live webcast will be emailed to registrants.

A dynamic 2 part, six-hour LIVE WEBCAST course. Course 1 introduces CRI’s capacity-building framework for building resilience – Knowledge, Insight, Strategies, and Structure (KISS). KISS describes our community’s learning and movement from theory to practice and how to implement evidence-based strategies into action.

The training includes three groups of topics: the NEAR sciences, a cluster of emerging scientific findings in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs Study, and Resilience; Brain States, the critical transition from Knowledge to Insight; and ROLES, CRI’s signature training on Recognize, Observe, Label, Elect, and Solve.

These core strategies take us below the tip of the proverbial iceberg. 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.

Please note that this training takes place on July 15th & 18th, 2019 from 9am – 12pm or August 8th & 22nd, 2019 from 9am – 12pm for six hours of training. You must attend both days of training to complete Course 1. Information is not repeated.

CRI Course 1 Trainer of Trainers – In person training

Dates: September 12 & 13, 2019

Time: Full day – Times to be determined

Location: Mount Vernon

Register here today!

Transforming Trauma

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on September 10th, 2019 at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge – Link to Register Below

Please join us on September 10th for a special presentation from The Trauma Stewardship Institute on Self-Care While Caring for Others.  

This event is brought to you by United General District 304 through Trauma Informed Approaches grant funding.

Course Description:


Setting the Context for Cumulative Toll: We will discuss the context for how a cumulative toll arises and how we’ll engage in this conversation. We’ll discuss some principles that may be helpful in taking in the information.

The Trauma Exposure Response: These are the specific manifestations of cumulative toll. From numbing to anger to cynicism, we’ll dive deeply into how one is impacted individually and collectively.

How to Sustain Individually: We’ll look at very concrete strategies for how to create sustainability for oneself individually.

How to Sustain Collectively: We’ll broaden the conversation by looking at how to create sustainability for oneself within a larger context as well as how to create larger organizational, institutional, and movement-level change.

Learning Objectives

1. Raising awareness and responding to the cumulative toll on those who are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crises, or trauma of humans, other living beings or the planet itself.

2. To help others develop a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for reconciling such exposure, so folks can do their work sustainably.

3. Teach people in a broad base of fields how to create a sustainable individual and collective culture.

Fee: $40 payable through PayPal (no account needed), check, or purchase order.  Information on where to send the payment is on the registration page.**Please note: When paying with a credit card through PayPal, the charge will appear from Foundation of United District 304.

Clock Hours: Clock Hours will be available through the NWESD 189 at the time of the workshop. **Stars Hours will not be available.

Register here today!