TRAINING TOPICS

Maine Resilience Building Network offers training on Trauma-Informed Care to organizations across the state. Trainings are geared towards understanding key foundational topics so that everyone working in an organization can operate from a shared language and understanding.

MRBN trains across many sectors as part of its commitment to bringing trauma-informed practices to organizations, communities, and systems throughout the state. All trainings are evidence-based and tailored for those working in education, health care, behavioral and mental health, social services, community-based organizations, civic leadership, or business communities. MRBN's work is data-driven through several sources and offers county and local community data when available.

In addition, MRBN offers technical assistance to organizations and communities to become a more trauma-informed system. Technical assistance includes awareness training, policy, practice review, and implementation. MRBN takes a strength-based approach grounded in cultural humility and a strong recognition that positive experiences and environments are essential to the health and well-being of systems. 

TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE 

Trauma-informed Practices

Learn about the foundations of trauma-informed care and ways to integrate and shift practices to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all staff and clients.

Trauma-Informed Organizations

Intended for leaders and managers, this training supports implementing trauma-informed practices across the organization and opportunities to help support.

Impact, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Trauma

This training helps participants identify areas of impact, understand acute and chronic stress, and help build personal and professional resilience strategies that buffer against the effects of exposure.

Impact, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Trauma Workshop

This three-part series allows participants to go deeper into areas of impact and resilience and develop meaningful personal and professional self-care strategies.


GLOSSARY OF COMMON TERMS RELATED TO VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE

  • Health: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”1

    Resilience: “The capacity of a system to adapt under difficult circumstances”.2

    Wellness: “The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.”3

    Stress: “A feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline.”4

    Vicarious Trauma: “The transformation or change in a helper’s inner experience as a result of…empathic engagement with traumatized clients.”5

    Compassion Fatigue: “The stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized person.”6

    Burnout: A state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by long-term involvement in emotionally demanding situations.”7

    1. World Health Organization, Constitution, 

  • 2. Masten, A. (2014). Ordinary magic: Resilience in development. New York: Guilford Press

  • 3. Oxford English Dictionary 

  • 4. Health Topics-Stress 

  • 5. Saakvitne K.W. & Pearlman, L.A. (1996) Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization, New York: WW Norton

  • 6. Figley, C.R. (199%). Compassion Fatigue: Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those who Treat the Traumatize. New York: Brunner Mazel  7. Pines, A & Aronson, E. (1988). Career burnout: Causes and cures. New York: Free Press



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