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Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development


September 05, 2019, Thursday


9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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

Registration Fee

Standard Fee: $215

Thank you for your interest in this training. Please note that all seats are full for this session on September 5. If you are interested in a future session of this training, please click on the link below to join the waitlist.

For any questions, please reach out to Saki Mori at or 646-278-5685.


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

Staff at all levels in a workforce development program.


Sabeen Pirani, Director of Training

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If you would like to register a group to participate in this training, please contact Saki Mori at

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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.