Building Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities: Continuing the Conversation

  • 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 622 N. Homewood Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208

This workshop is designed for ministers, community leaders, and mental health professionals serving populations or communities that have been historically under-served and/or have experienced trauma.

In service to these clients, you will to increase your awareness and knowledge of trauma, including psychological and vicarious trauma, and its impact on communities. Learn key principles of a trauma-informed approach as well as practical and evidence-based techniques to develop trauma-informed and resilient communities. A trauma-informed and resilient approach is one in which communities, organizations, programs, and systems:

  • realize the prevalence and impact of trauma;
  • recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals, families, and groups;
  • respond by integrating the knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
  • resist practices that could cause more harm (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018).

In this workshop, you will:

  • increase your understanding of various forms of trauma;
  • learn the key principles of a trauma-informed approach; and
  • develop practical and evidence-based skills to build trauma-informed and resilient communities.

CEs will be available for licensed social workers, professional counselors, and marriage/family therapists. CEUs will be available to ministry professionals.

Co-sponsored by University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and School of Social Work, and Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, with support from Desert Ministries Inc., and its founding director, the late Rev. Dr. Richard M. Cromie.

Online registration is available at