Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Congregate Care Staff

Think Trauma
Think Trauma is a 6-hour professional development opportunity for group home staff and supervisors adapted by and offered with support from Northwestern University’s Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions, which is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The Think Trauma course introduces group home staff to trauma-informed principles that connect trauma’s relationship to delinquency, develop an understanding of youth’s responses to trauma, its effect on their development, coping strategies, and self-care for the trauma worker.

In addition, with the goal of becoming a trauma-informed agency in mind, supervisors are engaged in a Community of Practice half-day session. This session allows supervisors to engage with peers in a semi-structured setting to problem solve and share successes in supporting the application of trauma-informed principles into policy and practice. Click here for more information about the dates and locations of available classes.