Trauma Informed and Equitable Approaches to Training Development and Implementation

Title: Trauma Informed and Equitable Approaches to Training Development and Implementation

Date Recorded: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Description: Training and curricula development can be one of the most important ways in which we can educate, inform and promote change in our communities. This webinar will introduce participants to a process for building an equitable and trauma informed training institute. Presenters will outline critical steps of the design process by highlighting the Boston Defending Childhood Initiative’s Trauma Awareness & Resilience Training Institute for Youth Workers. The webinar will review the content of the training institute and provide an opportunity for participants to practice some of the activities. The webinar will discuss how to design/structure training using trauma informed approaches, principles and strategies as well as introduce participants to an trauma informed assessment tool. Last we will share lessons learned specific to cultural humility and using a racial justice lens through out the design and implementation process of training development.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies for building movement, recruitment and replicating training in communities
  2. Increase participants knowledge of the process and development of the Boston DCI Trauma Awareness & Resilience Training Institute for Youth Workers
  3. Increase knowledge of how to integrate trauma informed approaches to content development and structure of training
  4. Increase understanding of how to incorporate a racial justice lens in the development and implementation of a trauma awareness and resilience training institute


Victor Jose Santana, MA – Defending Childhood Initiative Senior Training Manager, Boston Public Health Commission

Bronwen Withorn White, MPH – Family Justice Center Training Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission


** Please be aware that the tools and handouts provided in the workbook of this curriculum are used after 16 hours of foundational training. If you would like to learn more about how to use these tools, please contact .