The challenge to supervisors is that not only do they have to be proficient in their understanding of Trauma, Attachment Theory, Brain and Human/Child Development research and theory; they also need to ensure that the workers they are responsible for are diligently applying this knowledge to their work. In addition to this, supervisors are supporting teams experiencing high exposure to the suffering of clients, and organizations are struggling to navigate burn out and turn over amongst their staff.
An agency committed to trauma-informed practices uses these same principles to guide them in their management and supervisory practices. This workshop will provide managers and supervisors the opportunity to examine what it means to implement trauma informed principles into their work with staff members. We will review supervisory practices including trauma-informed clinical supervision, performance reviews and disciplinary processes, vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue and burn out. Concrete strategies and practices will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to explore how these may apply in their own work environments.
The format of this 1-day training workshop will be a mix of didactic and experiential activities. Participants should attend the full workshop in order to receive a Certificate of Participation.
- Participants will learn how to apply trauma-informed practices in supervision
- Participants will have strategies for addressing performance issues within the staff team and in alignment with trauma-informed approaches
- Participants will have increased resources and strategies to support their teams in addressing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out