Ethics and Trauma Informed Care Workshop

The Center was honored to host internationally recognized author, speaker and trainer Becky Haas at our educational ethics workshop on September 2, 2021. A record-breaking 375 people registered across multiple organizations for the online event! 

Starting in 2015, Becky has established successful Trauma Informed Care (TIC) models in healthcare, education and law enforcement systems across the country. She has also pioneered development of TIC training for services to homeless individuals, domestic violence programs, and at-risk youth programs. Her presentation at our workshop focused on the Ethical Practice of Trauma Informed Multidisciplinary Teams.

A uniform understanding of trauma and consistent language across community agencies is essential because many trauma survivors are involved in a wide spectrum of services. Becky spoke about collectively and individually becoming champions of resilience to increase the effectiveness of our trauma services. Our community is now closer to providing environments conducive to healing and reduction of re-traumatization across disciplines. 

Learning objectives included:

  • What is trauma and how to identify it
  • Tips for working with trauma survivors
  • Universal prevalence of trauma
  • Creating trauma informed multidisciplinary teams as a best practice

Becky got us excited about enhancing our own TIC models in new ways with her knowledge, enthusiasm and optimism. The workshop was a great success!