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For DYCD Providers Only: Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development


March 01, 2019, Friday


9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Workforce Professionals Training Institute
11 Park Place
New York, New York 10007

Registration Instructions

This training has no registration fee, however this training registration is only open to staff from programs contracted under NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (NYC DYCD). Registrants will be asked to provide their program’s NYC DYCD contract name and number in the registration form. If you are not a NYC DYCD provider and interested in this program, please contact Saki Mori at


Program Description

Trauma refers to experiences or enduring conditions that take away our sense of safety or control– and nearly half of all children in the U.S. have experienced trauma including abuse, neglect, separation from loved ones, poverty, and community violence (Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health).  Using a “trauma lens” means understanding that that both trauma and survival continue to impact our brains and bodies long after the actual events or circumstances have passed.  There is incredible potential for staff in workforce development programs to create healing spaces and relationships– but this is much easier said than done when the staff’s role involves working on accountability, responsibility, and limit-setting with program participants.  Join us for this interactive workshop especially designed for workforce professionals, where you will gain a framework for understanding trauma and its impact on survivors and on helpers, and leave with strategies for bringing a trauma lens to your program.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define trauma, vicarious trauma, and resilience;
  • Understanding the widespread impact of trauma in society;
  • Apply a trauma lens to unique challenges and opportunities in workforce development programs;
  • Utilize promising practices in trauma-informed programming for participants and for staff; and
  • Create an action plan for self-care.

Intended Audience

All Staff


Sabeen Pirani, Director of Training, WPTI

Registration / Cancellation Policy

Advanced registration for this workshop is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or rescheduling of this workshop. Registration is for the approved candidate only. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of the TA Provider.

This training is only for staff from programs which DYCD contracts for any of its contracts/programs.

This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you.  If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for canceling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.

Registrations will be reviewed and you will be sent a confirmation email within 24 to 72 hours of registration, plus a final reminder email the day before the training. Any registrations from individuals from programs that do not hold a DYCD program contract will be unable to participate in this training. If you are interested in this training but are not a DYCD provider, please contact Saki Mori at WPTI at