Trauma training begins Aug. 30

ReCAST Minneapolis is hosting trauma training for City staff to learn about trauma experienced in communities and to recognize and address potential sources of trauma. Throughout this series of trainings, employees will gain valuable skills and tools needed to understand different types of trauma. Some elements of training will focus on immigrant and refugee communities.

Training sessions will address the following topics: understanding trauma, interacting with individuals who are under stress and trauma, and secondary and vicarious trauma. For descriptions of the sessions, visit the Equity and Inclusion SharePoint Site under Engage > Trainings. (Enter your City email address for access to the site, and if you’re already signed in to the network you’ll automatically be signed in to SharePoint.) You can register for classes in COMET (see instructions below).

All sessions will be held at City Hall, Room 319, except for the panel discussion, which will be held at the Minneapolis Central Library.

Introduction to Understanding Trauma: An Emphasis on Immigrants and Refugees

Paradoxical Power of Healing Relationships: Interacting with Individuals with Stress and Trauma

 Secondary and Vicarious Trauma: What It Is and How to Deal with It

Expert panel from target populations 

9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 2
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall

Use COMET to register:

  1. Log in to COMET-HR.
  2. Click “Learning and Development.”
  3. Enter keyword “trauma” in the search.
  4. Find the class you want.  
  5. Click “Enroll.”

This training will be facilitated by Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), an organization with 35 years of experience providing trauma-informed, clinical mental health services for Latino and other immigrants. The ReCAST Minneapolis program helps promote resiliency and equity among communities that have faced trauma due to civil unrest connected to law enforcement issues. Email ReCASTMinneapolisInfo@minneapolismn.gov with questions.

 

 

Published Aug 22, 2017

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