WPTI | Training

Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development


January 16, 2019, Wednesday


9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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

Registration Fee

Standard Fee: $215


Please note that there’s no automatic message sent to your email. Please allow 24 hours to receive a confirmation of the registration. If you have any questions, please email 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

This training is appropriate for workforce development professionals at all levels of experience.


Sabeen Pirani, Director of Training

Interested in registering a group?

If you would like to register a group to participate in this training, please contact Saki Mori at WPTI also offers training seat packages with discounted rates for 10, 20, and 40 seats that can be used for one training or across multiple training sessions. The training seat bundles do not expire and can be used across calendar and fiscal years.

Are you a provider site for a DYCD program?

Please note this training is not specific to DYCD providers and has a fee. For DYCD providers, we do offer a special registration rate of $185 per seat. Please contact Saki Mori prior to registration for the policy and fee information at


Registration / Cancellation Policy

No seat in any fee based training program can be confirmed with out payment or proof of payment/check request form. As a convenience to our customers, we will confirm an applicant for a training program if they provide an acceptable proof of payment/check request form. For example, a copy of a check request form, a copy of a purchase order or a copy of the actual check. When we receive this paperwork, we will email a confirmation to the registrant and supervisor address provided that your seat has been saved.

For any reason that you may need to cancel your registration

1) You must provide notice of cancellation 72 hours prior to the day of the training program to receive full credit toward a future WPTI training program. No refunds will be given.
2) If advance notice was not given that you will not be attending the training program for which you are registered, we regret that we cannot provide credit nor a refund.