Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative (VTRI) Monthly Training Series

A monthly training series geared towards addressing vicarious trauma response across VTRI Community Implementation Site partners.

Target Audience: Community Implementation Sites

Overall Objective: A training series hosted by the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative for all partner organizations across the 12 Community Implementation Sites focusing on mitigating the negative effects of work-related trauma exposure and building partnerships and collaborations to address vicarious trauma response on an organizational level.

Project Funding Provided By: The Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Includes: Monthly webinars hosted by the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative 

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Cultivating Partnerships to Support Systemic Resilience
Cultivating Partnerships to Support Systemic Resilience: An Emergent Approach to Trauma in the Judicial System
Recorded 07/27/2022
Recorded 07/27/2022 People accessing or working in judicial systems are exposed daily to trauma. By the nature of the cases heard by the judiciary, there is always a possibility that an event will occur which will deeply distress the people involved. By understanding the dynamics of violence and effects of trauma, we can be better prepared through a community collaborative to mitigate the impact on those involved directly and indirectly in trauma.
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
When Theory Meets Reality: Implications of Work-Related Traumatic Exposure in Courts
When Theory Meets Reality: Implications of Work-Related Traumatic Exposure in Courts
Recorded 06/28/2022
Recorded 06/28/2022 Exposure to traumatic histories and materials is a fact of life for many working in the courts. Explaining how such exposure impacts employees professionally and personally has become a major component of the trauma-responsive justice movement. This session explores implications for employee performance/well-being and the larger work environment that stem from "helping stress" in the workplace. Suggestions for promoting conditions of safety, agency, and support across person, practice, policy, and environment in courts will be presented.
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Supporting students impacted by trauma requires a whole-school approach and while a growing evidence base explains why safe and supportive school cultures are necessary for the success of all students, central questions remain: How can educators create trauma-sensitive cultures in their own buildings? What types of support do they need? And what barriers must be overcome?   This session will present the definition and attributes of a trauma-sensitive, safe and supportive school, present an inquiry-based process that can guide schools in creating the school-wide infrastructure needed to provide a safe and supportive, trauma-sensitive learning environment that is responsive to the needs of students and share research findings related to the impact of creating a trauma-sensitive school on school staff.
Training Evaluation: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools
4 Questions
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
The Critical Role of Middle Management in Implementing a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Workplace
The Critical Role of Middle Management in Implementing a Vicarious-Trauma Informed Workplace
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Participants will recognize the unique and critical role of middle management in supporting a vicarious trauma-informed workplace and culture, review strategies for middle managers to utilize when communicating with organizational leadership and direct reports, and discuss potential solutions to common challenges faced by middle management when implementing vicarious trauma-informed practices.
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
Training Evaluation: The Critical Role of Middle Management in Implementing a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Workplace
4 Questions
Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Supervision
Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Supervision
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Trauma-informed supervision combines knowledge about the impact of trauma and effective supervision strategies. Through this training participants will learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a trauma-informed supervisor in law enforcement, how the cumulative impact of job-related and personal stress can influence job performance, and next steps you can take to implement or further develop trauma-informed practices as a supervisor.
Training Evaluation: Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Supervision
4 Questions
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
Language Access Compliance: How to Create and Implement a Bullet-Proof Plan for Language Assistance
Language Access Compliance: How to Create and Implement a Bullet-Proof Plan for Language Assistance
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Developing a language access plan is a vital step in defining how to provide language services. Whether your organization has a language access plan in place already or not, there is always room to improve policies and operations where communities with language barriers are involved. This workshop will walk you through key components for a successful and compliant language access plan and help you identify what important information should be in place in order to increase the ability of your organization and workforce to effectively serve individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or have limited English proficiency.
Training Evaluation: Language Access Compliance
4 Questions
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
Language Matters: The Interconnectedness of Language Access and Trauma-Informed Organizational Policies
Language Matters: The Interconnectedness of Language Access and Trauma-Informed Organizational Policies
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  90 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  90 minutes The purpose of this training is to increase the audience’s understanding of the importance organizational trauma-informed practices to include both language access provisions and cultural humility responses to decrease harm and increase safety and healing for survivors of violence. These practices support the well-being and resilience of bilingual/bicultural providers who often absorb the burden of inadequate organizational practices resulting in an insurmountable workload, isolation, and burn out.
Training Evaluation: Language Matters - The Interconnectedness of Language Access and Trauma-Informed Organizational Policies
4 Questions
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
Creating a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organizational Culture
Creating a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organizational Culture
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. The increased attention to vicarious trauma and its impact on professionals working in high trauma exposure environments has evolved significantly over the past two decades, and most attention has been given to articulating the impacts of vicarious trauma and what individuals can, and should do, to address vicarious trauma. However, these individuals all work in systems and organizations which must also be addressing vicarious trauma at supervisory and organizational levels. This session identifies some common challenges and various practices organizational leaders can implement to improve the organizational response to vicarious trauma.
National Children's Advocacy Center Wellness Plan
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Training Evaluation: Creating a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organizational Culture
4 Questions
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
Building a Trauma Informed Police Department Through Community Collaboration
Building a Trauma Informed Police Department Through Community Collaboration Webinar Recording
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Select the "View Recording" button to begin. The purpose of this session it to provide a foundation for successful community collaboration in building a trauma informed police department, a model for a collaborative approach to building a trauma informed police department, and a demonstration of how this grassroots approach has ignited a spark both in the police department and community, creating a desire and willingness to become more trauma informed.
Training Evaluation: Building a Trauma Informed Police Department Through Community Collaboration Webinar
4 Questions
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 IACP Credit Hours credit  |  Certificate available
Strategies to Address Barriers in Community Vicarious Trauma Collaborations
Strategies to Address Barriers in Community Vicarious Trauma Collaborations
Recorded 05/12/2021
Recorded 05/12/2021 The purpose of this training is to provide strategies to the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative's (VTRI) Community Implementation Sites (CIS) on the creation of vicarious trauma-informed communities and the initiation of discussions among community partners who work in trauma-exposed professions.
Training Evaluation: Strategies to Address Barriers in Community Vicarious Trauma Collaborations Webinar
5 Questions
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Attendance
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available

Meg Garvin

Executive Director & Clinical Professor of Law, MA, JD

National Crime Victim Law Institute

Meg Garvin is the Executive Director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a Clinical Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights. She has testified before Congress, state legislatures and the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military. In her expert capacity she has served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces, the Victims Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission, and the Victim Services Subcommittee, of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crime Panel of the United States Department of Defense, as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee, co-chair of the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force and as a member of the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.  She has received numerous awards in recognition of her work, including in 2015 the John W. Gillis Leadership Award from National Parents of Murdered Children; in 2020, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Frank Carrington Crime Victim Attorney Award, and in 2021, the Hardy Myers Victim Advocacy Award from the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Pronouns: she/her/hers. 

Chris Newlin

Executive Director, MS LPC

National Children's Advocacy Center

Chris Newlin is the executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) in Huntsville, AL, where he is responsible for providing leadership and management of the agency, as well as participating in national and international training and leadership activities regarding the protection of children.  The NCAC was the first Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in the world and provides child abuse prevention and intervention services in Huntsville/Madison County; and also houses the NCAC Training Center, the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, the NCAC Virtual Training Center, and the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO).  The NCAC is a past multi-year winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Workplace Ethics; 2012 Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year; 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Community Leadership Award recipient; (multi-year finalist), winner in 2017 and 2019 of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work; and a Private Sector Member of the Virtual Global Taskforce.  Chris has more than 24 years of experience working in CACs as a forensic interviewervictim advocateclinical director, and executive director. He has provided training in more than 30 countries at numerous international conferences and continues to provide technical assistance on a regular basis to professionals working to develop multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) and CACs throughout the world. Chris received his master’s degree in school psychology from the University of Central Arkansas, is a licensed professional counselor, and has completed coursework at the Harvard University Business School Executive Education Program.

Paula Gomez Stordy

Senior Director of National Training and Technical Assistance

Esperanza United

Paula Gomez Stordy has more than 25 years of experience working in the field of gender-based violence, of which 17 years were in non-profit management. She is the Senior Director of National Training and Technical Assistance for Esperanza United: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a national resource center with a focus on providing training, research, and policy advocacy to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault. Ms. Gomez Stordy directs national training and technical assistance overseeing federal grants, programming, and supervision of staff to enhance culturally responsive approaches and capacity to both mainstream and culturally specific organizations across the country.

Leo Martinez

Project Manager

Esperanza United

Leo Martinez is a Project Manager with Esperanza United, formerly Casa de Esperanza - National Latin@ Network. With Esperanza United he currently works providing Language Access and Cultural Responsiveness training as part of the national resource center on domestic violence in the Latino community; he is a Training and Technical Assistance lead with the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative, a national initiative funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and led by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); he informs the Intimate Partner Homicide project focused on Latino victims and funded by the Office on Violence against Women (OVW). He also collaborates on the Enhancing Access Peer to Peer project focused on language access, funded also by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).