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CCAP Trauma-Informed Virtual Education Series

The silhouette of a woman sitting on a pier with her head between her knees. Photo by Pexels user Pixbay. Photo used courtesy of Pexels.com. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is holding a series of virtual training sessions aimed at equipping county staff and administrative entities with information and interpersonal skills when working with a person who has experienced trauma. Trauma-informed care is a practice used throughout the Intellectual Disability and Autism service system in which the service provider creates strength-based supports plans that keep the participant's potentially traumatic past experiences in mind. 

The purpose of this virtual series is to educate staff on how to become trauma-informed to better respond to the needs of county residents. The series is comprised of four sessions which will address the impact of COVID-19 on county residents and staff, Pennsylvania's Trauma-Informed Plan, tips for counties to become trauma-informed, and considerations for successful re-entry programs. 

Dates and Topics

  • September 4, 2020 at 11:00 am - The Impact of COVID-19 on Front Line County Staff
  • September 18, 2020 at 11:00 am - Trauma Informed PA Plan and an Overview of the Pennsylvania Portal
  • October 2, 2020 at 11:00 am - Becoming Trauma Informed 101
  • October 16, 2020 at 11:00 am - Re-Entry 101

For more information and to register, see the attached flyer.