Trainings:   

The Neurobiology of Trauma and Attachment: A Brain-based Approach to Healing Relationships

When: This two-part training will occur from 10 AM - 12 PM on these two dates: July 18th and August 15th, 2024.
Where: Virtual - Zoom links will be sent out prior to the training.
Cost: $110 (Oregon Alliance members receive 10% off).

Note that all participants who complete this training will receive 4 MACHBO CEUs!

We are very excited to collaborate with one of our most popular 2024 Summit speakers, Leah Brookner, for the training, "The Neurobiology of Trauma and Attachment: A Brain-based Approach to Healing Relationships"!

This two-part training will offer contemporary insights on the neurobiological impacts of relationships with a focus on the effects of trauma on development over the course of the lifetime. The training incorporates an understanding and application of Attachment Theory to direct practice and is applicable for caregivers as well as professionals in a variety of settings. With an increased understanding of brain development, participants will be able to apply concepts to promote healing relationships in various contexts.

Session 1: July 18th, 2024 – The first session will define and explore concepts relevant to attunement, attachment and relational connections that influence brain development.

Session 2: August 15th, 2024  The second session will build upon foundational concepts to explore attachment styles, internal and external relational needs, and support participants in delivering trauma-informed services through brain-based and research-informed practice.

Who should attend:

  • Direct Care Staff
  • Therapists
  • Clinicians
  • Supervisors
  • Teachers
  • Assistants
  • Administrators
  • Office Staff

About The Trainer

Leah Brookner, PhD, MSW, MA first started teaching at PSU as an adjunct instructor and moved into her current position as an Assistant Professor of Practice in 2015 after many years as a child and family therapist. Dr. Brookner’s courses focus extensively on experiential therapies, child-centered interventions, animal-assisted therapy, adoption social work, and family services. Her clinical focus includes attachment-focused therapies, family system interventions, and engagement with families who intersect with foster care and adoption services. Dr. Brookner’s pedagogy is heavily influenced by her experience providing therapeutic services to children and their families/caregivers.

 

Register Here

 

Questions? Reach out to Erica Keaveney: [email protected]

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Revolutionary Resilience & Self-Regulation Training

When: September 16 & 18, 2024 - 9 AM - 1 PM each day.
Where: Virtual - Zoom links will be sent out prior to the training.
Cost: $209 for Early Bird Rate (registering prior to September 1st). Registering after Sept 1 will cost $229.

If registering for a group of 4 or more, please contact [email protected] for a discount code.

Revolutionary Resilience & Self-Regulation is an essential training that teaches best practices for service providers, therapists/counselors, and teachers who work with youth who have been impacted by or experienced trauma, neurodiversity, attachment issues, or chronic challenging behavior.

This training is based in the most current research on resilience, coherence, and energy management. It is designed to provide actionable, simple, and time-sensitive strategies that can be used by direct service staff, therapists, or teachers. You will learn approaches to stress-reduction and resilience so that you can manage and overcome the stressors and demands faced in therapeutic & school settings.

Participants will receive 8 MHACBO CEUs!

Who should attend:

  • Direct Care Staff
  • Therapists
  • Clinicians
  • Supervisors
  • Teachers
  • Assistants
  • Administrators
  • Office Staff

About The Trainers

Rick Bowman is a Certified Trauma Practitioner with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. He is also a Certified Trainer in Collaborative Problem Solving and a K-12 licensed school administrator in the state of Oregon. His background in leadership positions include experiences in the U.S. military, business, mental health, and education.

Doris Bowman is a Special Education Advanced Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner with a M.S. in Education. She is certified in several different fields, including HeartMath, “Stress & Well-Being Assessment” Provider, and a Certified Trainer in Collaborative Problem Solving. She has co-authored “Going to Bed is Easy Now” and “Going to School is Easy Now,” the first two in a series of children’s books that were designed to support children with challenging behaviors.

 

Register Here

 

Questions? Reach out to Erica Keaveney: [email protected]

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Practices to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse: A Shift in Organizational Culture

When: September 25th, 2024 – All-Staff Training is 10 AM - 12 PM and Management-Only Training is 1 PM - 3 PM.
Where: Boys & Girls Aid Headquarters - 9320 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97219.
Cost: $79 per session.

If you are registering a group of 4 or more participants, then please email [email protected] for a discount code. 

Management-Only registrants are encouraged to register/attend both sessions.

We are excited to collaborate with CARES Northwest to host two sessions of interactive training that will address relevant concerns and culture needs of different organizations regarding child sexual abuse and violence prevention. In this training, there will be discussions and activities that will be shared among staff from various organizations in addition to group reflections.

These trainings will help you:

  • Identify strategies to empower adults in your organization on how to prevent child sexual abuse.
  • Evaluate resources and messages of effective violence prevention for youth and children.
  • Analyze organizational practices and policies that create safe and healthy spaces between adults and youth.

Session 1: All-Staff Training – 10 AM - 12 PM

  • Learn about Child Sexual Abuse dynamics, violence prevention, and methods for healthy professional relationships between youth/youth, staff/youth, and staff/staff.
  • Learn about environmental safety at your organization and responses & options for staff when concerned about a colleague’s behaviors.
  • Receive help on trauma-informed responding and supporting disclosures.

Session 2: Management-Only Training – 1 PM - 3 PM

  • Learn strategies for continuing discussions inside of your organizations for healthy relationships as well as increasing staff comfort with speaking up.
  • Continue discussions on environmental safety in organizations and strengthened relationships between staff and youth.
  • Learn enhanced techniques for supervision, monitoring, coaching, and documenting.

About The Trainer

CARES (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services) Northwest is a Portland-based child advocacy group that is focused on ending child abuse in Multnomah and Washington counties. Their main mission to stop child abuse and neglect through multidisciplinary prevention, medical evaluation, and ongoing treatment in partnership with the Portland community.

 

Register Here

 

Questions? Reach out to Erica Keaveney: [email protected]

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Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training for Alliance Members

When: Once a month on Saturdays 9am-5pm In-Person! 
Location:
Boys & Girls Aid Headquarters
9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Ste. 200
Portland, OR 97219

Cost: $225 

The ODHS CPI Reimbursement Program can reimburse expenses for two trainees for everyone one trainee paid for by a CCA (while funding lasts) Click on 'More information' to learn about the reimbursement program.

 

More information can be found here
Register Here

 

Questions? Reach out to [email protected]

 

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Leadership Development Series

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES IS AT CAPACITY AND CLOSED.
To be put on the waiting list for another series coming soon, please contact Erica Keaveney: [email protected] or 503 583 3999.


The Center for Excellence is thrilled to be offering a new Leadership Training Series, exclusively tailored for Alliance Members and other community-based health organizations. 

Participants can sign up for the entire series or take each session separately. All trainings are virtual via Zoom.

Here are the topics and times: 

  • Foundations of Effective Supervision – January 11, 10 am - Noon: We’ll cover the ways that individuals can bolster themselves to be effective supervisors, both in and outside of work.
  • Reimagining Power at Work – February 1, 10 am - Noon: We’ll focus on both positional and personal power, and how supervisors can use their power to create collaboration and facilitate trust.
  • Providing Appreciative Feedback – March 7, 10 am - Noon: We’ll discuss and practice how and when to give both appreciative (i.e., positive) and developmental (i.e., constructive) feedback, as well as when feedback needs to become more formalized.
  • Setting & Evaluating Employee Expectations – April 4, 10 am - Noon: We’ll explore ways to make expectations clear, measurable, and collaborative with those we supervise.
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations at Work – May 2, 10 - Noon: We’ll cover the reasons we avoid conversations that may feel uncomfortable and strategies for having difficult conversations at work.

SERIES GOALS

  • Support the professional development of community-based health organization's staff to provide consistent, trauma informed, and culturally responsive supervision and leadership.
  • Support training attendees in co-creating effective, healthy workplaces and organizational cultures in their agencies.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Rebecca Peatow Nickels, MSW is the principal for RPN Strategies where she helps organizations be at their best. Her consulting work focuses on interim executive leadership, group facilitation, training related to trauma informed approaches, and leadership development coaching. Previously, she was the executive director of Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women’s Crisis Line) from 2006-2018, leading the organization as it expanded crisis line services, increased its integration of equity and racial justice, and strove to be a survivor-led organization.

Cost: $49 per session, or $199 for the entire series

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES IS AT CAPACITY AND CLOSED.
To be put on the waiting list for another series coming soon, please contact Erica Keaveney: [email protected] or 503 583 3999.