This workshop will discuss the Seven Essential Ingredients for Trauma Informed Care. The focus will be on the prevalence and impact of trauma and an overview of perspectives, regulation, relationships, a reason to be, and caregiver capacity will be reviewed. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach will also be covered. An overview of how trauma leaves survivors with invisible wounds, as well as age related behaviors and attitudes in relation to child development will be discussed.


Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • The Six Key Principles of a Trauma Informed approach
  • Correlations of the ACE Study and trauma
  • The 7 essential ingredients for Trauma Informed Care
  • Typical reactions children and youth have to trauma
  • Guidelines for working with trauma survivors
  • Community resources for trauma survivors


Format:  PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 6 hr. Workshop (1.0 hr. ATOD Specific)


(CB, KD, JD)