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Free Trauma-Informed Care Training Available


Free training on trauma-informed care is available for people who work in community-based organizations, health care or education settings or who work closely with people in vulnerable populations.

The training will be offered both virtually and in-person thanks to a partnership between Memorial Health, S. Consulting LLC and Heritage Behavioral Health.

In Macon County, there is an in-person training available 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, Decatur Public Library. There are also virtual sessions available: 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 10; 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 15; and 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday July 18. A link will be sent after participants have registered for the virtual training.

“The goal behind this training is to decrease the stigma around those seeking care for mental wellness,” said Sonja Chargois, a community engagement and equity, diversity and inclusion coordinator at Memorial Health. “Participants will learn practical tools for how to approach their work in a trauma-informed way and increase client engagement, outcomes and community wellness.”

Attendees will learn about trauma’s complex impact, creative and compassionate responses and the importance of caring for self. There will be two continuing education credits available for those who work in clinical settings. To receive continuing education contact hours, attendance is required at the entire event as well as completion and submission of the evaluation form.

For more information, email or register HERE.