Trauma is a widespread issue that can have a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities. In the human services field there is often training on how to understand how trauma affects those being served, and how to best support clients in a trauma-informed way.
Trauma can also have a negative impact on the workplace.
Trauma-informed workplaces are those that are aware of the effects of trauma
and take steps to create a safe and supportive environment for all employees.
What does a Trauma-Informed Workplace look like?
A safe and supportive environment has been created
Employees feel safe and supported and are more likely to be productive, engaged, and satisfied with their jobs
It is less likely to have people experiencing burnout, absenteeism, and turnover
There is a culture of respect built on communication, shared knowledge, and language
But how do we create a safe and supportive environment,
and who is responsible for doing that?
Join us for Trauma-Informed Supervisors and Trauma-Informed Teams
to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create the work environment of your dreams.
All Trauma-Informed workplace offerings use the theories of positive psychology and
Appreciative Inquiry to apply SAMHSA's six Trauma-Informed Principles
customized to each role within the work environment.
Increased staff retention
Enhanced work culture
Improved workplace wellness
In Silver Linings International’s Trauma-Informed Supervisors course a positive environment is created by applying positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry and Trauma-Informed principles. Supervisors learn how to enjoy their role more, gaining knowledge, language and resources that allow them to support their employees in ways that work best. TIS participants learn together, share experiences and practice implementing new techniques and skills.
Each week we focus on one of the Trauma-Informed Principles, exploring and reflecting on how each can be applied to your supervisory practice using new resources and tools. Silver Linings instructors and coaches guide you through measuring the psychological safety of your staff and how to improve your work environment based on the results. In addition to having a high confidence level in their ability to apply what they have learned, past participants indicated that because of the training they will be better able to foster relationships, listen, understand, recognize needs of their staff and support them, be flexible and model positive behavior. As your journey continues beyond the 6 class sessions Silver Linings International coaches will support you with an additional 2-3 coaching sessions to support your learning and growth with 90 day goal planning and review.
In Silver Linings International’s Trauma-Informed Teams workshops a positive environment is created by applying positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry and Trauma-Informed principles. Staff learn how to enjoy their role more, gaining knowledge, language and resources that allow them to support their needs, and their team members' needs in ways that work best. TI Teams participants learn how to better connect with each other, share experiences and practice implementing new techniques and skills.
Trauma-Informed Principles are integrated into workshops that facilitate exploration and reflection on how to improve the environment in the workplace. Silver Linings instructors guide you through learning, reflecting and engaging in new activities that will help you better connect with and support others in the workplace. In addition to having a high confidence level in their ability to apply what they have learned, past participants indicated that because of the training they have learned how to be more authentic with their team members and gained new perspectives.
Bring the whole team to learn how to apply SAMHSA's 6 Trauma-Informed principles to workplace wellness!
Create psychologically safe and brave spaces within your team.
Build trust, rapport, and clear boundaries through team-building activities.
Achieve better team engagement through authentic connections.
Notice and balance power dynamics to improve collaboration.
Start conversations that promote self-efficacy and team empowerment.
Create a peer support culture that makes checking in with each other the norm.
What Clients Say
“It was very impactful, because it allowed me to see how similar and how deeply connected that I was to my coworkers regardless of clear differences. It also brought awareness to major differences which could maintain cultural competency and respect amongst the team.”
- Ke'Ancelar B., VBHC - Tennessee