Training & Support
The Lionheart Foundation offers training and consultation for each of our youth-serving programs. These provide full overviews of the programs, theoretical framework, and practice implementing skills.
In addition to training and consultation in each of our youth-serving programs, The Lionheart Foundation offers training in trauma-informed care, trauma theory and application, the importance of creating reparative relationships and systems, as well as problem solving for human-services systems (e.g., criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems). Our ultimate goal is to help systems become better equipped to provide trauma-informed, resiliency-based programming to the populations they serve.
Basic Trauma and Resiliency Training for Systems:
Open to all individuals working in a human-services system, this three-hour training offers an introduction to trauma and resiliency, including theory, application, and basic interventions. It’s a great addition to any of our youth or staff programs if you need a refresher on trauma and its impact on the population you serve. Some topics discussed can include:
- Defining trauma and resiliency
- How trauma impacts the nervous system/body, mind, and behavior
- How trauma shows up in systems
- Simple, easy resiliency-building tools that staff and administrators can use to create safer environments
Advanced Trauma and Resiliency Training for Systems:
We understand that while many agencies have had trauma training, some significant, there continue to be gaps in knowledge, need for more practical application and practice, or space for in-depth processing regarding trauma’s impact on those working within human-services agencies (e.g., vicarious or secondary trauma).
This advanced training is for anyone with a basic foundation in trauma and resiliency who is looking to take their learning and application to the next level. As every agency is different, we work individually with your administration to tailor the training to the specific needs of your agency. Some options for training include:
- Reviewing how trauma impacts staff and the populations served with a focus on neurobiology, the nervous system, and attachment
- Developing systems-level resiliency-building practices that can be utilized to foster better self- and community-care
- Examining personal beliefs about trauma and resiliency and how this impacts one’s work, including an individual’s own history, child rearing beliefs, and/or biases
- Exploring new ways to apply knowledge about trauma within a specific role (e.g., direct care staff, clinician, administrator)
- Trauma-informed supervision
- For clinical, case management, or administrative staff: specific focus on roles and responsibilities within an administrative capacity; supervision; clinical assessment and documentation; treatment; diagnostic criteria (if applicable); and working outside the immediate system (e.g., families, schools, communities)
In addition to these two offerings, we are happy to provide fee-based consulting services for specific issues.