Learning Series 2020

Excellent client outcomes and employee wellness are deeply connected.

Wayne Scott Favicon blueHealth and human services organizations can’t have one without the other. Informed by research from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and traumatology, the trauma-informed framework underscores this truth: the health of our workers ensures our success. Is your agency on top of it? Are you?

For organizations and professionals committed to deepening their understanding of this framework, the Spring 2020 Trauma-informed Care Learning Series offers lively, experiential learning and practical tools to improve client outcomes and enhance professional wellness. Workshops are offered throughout the state of Oregon.


“Mindful Supervision: Trauma-informed Tools and Strategies” (Friday, April 17, 2020, webinar). How do we help the people we supervise, who often present as overwhelmed and stuck with the cases that challenge them? How do we stay grounded and centered ourselves in the midst of agencies demands and organizational uncertainty? Approved for 6 CEUs (supervision).



“Sustaining Trauma-informed Teams: Tools to Create a Mindful Culture” (Thursday, May 7, 2020, Portland) is a re-energizing workshop for helping professionals who want to combat toxic stress in the workplace by building team cohesion and authentic connection. 



“Debriefing Critical Incidents, Creating Healing Spaces” with Andrew Laue, LCSW (Thursday, May 14, Corvallis, co-sponsored with Benton County Health Department). Back by popular demand, this “train the facilitator” will give you the confidence to be there for your colleagues after something catastrophic happens and reduce trauma effects. 



“Clinical Ethics in Close Quarters: Navigating Dual Relationships” (Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Portland). Need ethics ceus? This is a fun and interactive way to do a deep dive into a the conundrum of dual relationships and conflicts of interest, particularly relevant to those in non-majority communities defined by ethnicity, faith, recovery, rural or small town locations. Approved for 6 CEUs (ethics).


All workshops are approved for CEUs through NASW Oregon, and there are graduate student and group discount rates.