WeCANN B.U.I.L.D. Seasonal Summer Training: Skills for Psychological Recovery

WeCANN B.U.I.L.D. Seasonal Summer Training: Skills for Psychological Recovery

  • Start: Aug 25th, 2022
  • End: Aug 25th, 2022
  • Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Please refer someone that you think would benefit from attending the CAGI Trauma Informed Community Building Institute.

About this event

This year we will have a Provider Track and Community Track. (All sessions are open to everyone!) Provider Tracks will be geared towards those working in the field on a daily basis. The Community Track will have a focus toward neighbors, community volunteers, and community partners. We encourage you to attend them all!

Summer 2022 Offerings – All times are Eastern Standard Times
Provider Track: Professional Development Series – Thursdays, 11:30AM – 1PM

What’s the Buzz : How to Build a Healing Organization – Trauma Informed Care – Thursday, July 7th – Online – Has been MOVED to August 25th

Healing the Helper in Times of Change and Challenge – Thursday, July 21st – Online

Advanced Track: Saturdays, 10:30AM – 12PM

How to Support Individuals and Communities Impacted by Community Violence – Saturday, July 16th – Online

It Takes a Village to Heal – The Fundamentals of Trauma Informed Community Building – Saturday, July 30th – Online

In-Person Track – Location: Community Action of Indianapolis Offices, 3266 N Meridian St – 3rd Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (Each training will be a hybrid or in-person and online)

Psychological First Aid – Saturday, August 6th – 10:30AM – 1PM This training has been changed to an Online Training ONLY.

Skills for Psychological Recovery – Saturday, August 20th – 10:30AM – 1PM

Questions, or for more information, please contact Kimberly Meals Estep, Learning Management Specialist – CAGI WE CANN Programs, kimestep01@yahoo.com or 317-701-6706.

Facilitator: Karen Simms

Karen Simms is a nationally recognized, highly sought speaker, trainer, and presenter on a broad range of specializations, with a specific focus on trauma, trauma informed care, building resiliency, addressing the root causes of community violence, positive youth justice, coalition building, cultural & gender-responsive practices, integrated care and wellness.

Karen has had extensive experience advocating for individuals and families who have been marginalized because of ethnicity, gender, health, or socioeconomic status. She is a licensed mental health counselor with Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary.

Karen Crawford Simms is committed to helping people, families, organizations, and communities be healthier, more successful, resilient and restored. https://www.meridiankconsulting.com/

Pathways Beyond Training!
Note: We no longer offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) from IUPUI and will not be able to retrieve them for those that have requested them. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

In response to this, we are encouraging participants to think about using this training as a pathway to applying the standards, principles, and skills obtained from the TICBI to possible certification. Please check out the Indiana Community Health Workers Association website to learn more about becoming a certified Community Health Worker. Visit https://inchwa.org/education/ or click this link – Community Health Worker Certification – Indiana for more information. Karen Simms will also share more about this opportunity throughout TICBI Spring 2022 Training.

What is Trauma Informed Community Building Training?

Trauma informed community building begins to define, discuss, and address trauma and the lasting impact it has on our communities. It explains why our communities (usually in urban areas) are having challenges with thriving. This model serves to assist community leaders and workers in recognizing the impact of “continual violence, poverty, historical structures of racism, and disenfranchisement” can do to a community (Collins, 2010). It also serves to identify proven strategies to promote community healing while promoting community building.

The We CANN BUILD (Build Up Informed Leaders for Development) is a set of training sessions designed to improve the skills, knowledge and behaviors of those that work, in a direct role, with the community on a daily basis: such as (but not limited to) community organizers, community development staff, youth organizers, elected and appointed officials, neighborhood boards, nonprofit staff (especially in community outreach roles), city/county/state employees, first responders, health professionals and religious organizational staff and volunteers.

These impactful training sessions will introduce models of trauma informed care and community building that assist in understanding its impact on youth, families, and communities. Working to understand why trauma can be a stumbling block for challenged communities and how being trauma informed can complement the efforts of the asset-based community building approach (ABCD). The training’s will also uncover proven best practices and will evaluate community workers to identify individual trauma while discussing the possible impact that it may have on their work within the community. Lastly, it will engage participants in collaborative planning and result-based implementation strategies to meet the needs of the community.

Additionally, (the Summer and Fall Seasons) these robust sessions take the signature (Spring) training sessions deeper and build on this knowledge to advance participant’s skills in addressing trauma in a more holistic way by using research-based strategies. While also providing opportunities to practically and effectively apply this understanding to the participant’s work in the field/community.

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI) is honored to bring to you “We CANN B.U.I.L.D.”.

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