(EFFINGHAM, IL) – A Trauma Informed Care training will be conducted on Thursday, April 4 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in the St. Anthony Room of the Auditorium. Facilitator Erica Smith, MA, MPH, will conduct the training.
Trauma Informed Care training would be valuable for a variety of entities, such as community health organizations, government systems, schools, primary care clinics, social services and law enforcement. This training aims to teach participants about the causes and effects of emotional trauma on the health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities they serve.
The training will be divided into two sessions. Participants may complete the morning session only, or participate in the all-day session. The basic educational (morning only) session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. During the morning session, participants will learn about the causes and effects of emotional trauma on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. A discussion of the trauma-informed approach and characteristics of a trauma-informed environment will follow.
The all-day session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This session includes techniques for instructing groups, and an overview of available models and resources to implement a trauma-informed approach within a specific field of service. Upon completion of the all-day session, participants will be Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified as a Trauma-Informed Care trainer.
Trauma impacts a person’s health, mental health and social well-being. By understanding trauma, participants will learn how to create a safe, trusting, and healing environment for the people they serve.
Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, March 26.  There is a $10 registration fee and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for LCSW, LSW, LCPC & LPC, Nursing, NHA and PDs for Educators.
For more information or to register for this program, contact St. Anthony’s Community Programs at 217-347-1529 or visit the Events & Classes web page on St. Anthony’s web site at stanthonyshospital.org and search for “trauma” under the keyword search to download a mail-in registration form.   

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