Nonprofit and faith-based organizations play an integral role in supporting the needs of individuals and communities. Often, these needs stem from generational, interpersonal, systemic, and/or community trauma. To support organizations in addressing both the root causes and manifestations of trauma, FPWA offers a core set of capacity-building trainings, rooted in trauma-informed practices.
These free foundational trainings are available year-to-year and are open to both FPWA member and non-member organizations. The trainings are specifically designed to be relevant and applicable to staff at all levels and any type of role within a nonprofit or faith-based organization. Join us this Fall for any (or all!) of the 6 trainings.
Everyone experiences stress, but there is a point in which prolonged exposure to adversity can cross into trauma. Interpersonal violence, racism, systemic oppression, and/or persistent community neglect can all be experienced as traumatic and have severe and long-lasting negative effects.
This training breaks down the definition and prevalence of trauma, its impact on a person’s brain, body, and behavior, and effective approaches to address it.
All human services organizations, regardless of their primary mission – legal services, foster care, elder care, mental health services, housing – can benefit from a trauma-informed approach. Many of the strategies and actions are free and can be effectively used by everyone at your organization.
During this training, learn what trauma-informed service delivery actually “looks like,” and walk away with specific strategies for “what you can do” and “what you can say” when working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
What do restorative practices look like in action? Join us on October 20th for a conversation featuring practitioners of restorative practices from various settings. Moderator Mika Dashman, from The Restorative Justice Initiative, will lead a conversation with our panelists to gain insight into their on-the-ground experiences of implementing restorative practices in their respective organizations.
For More Information contact Lauraliz Morales-Silva, Manager of Capacity Building