hispanic-male-stu-eye-contactToday’s training module for new employees is about creating and fostering hope. Remember, this is the fourth in a series of ten. This training series is designed to prepare new, inexperienced staff to deliver skillful trauma-informed care. The lessons can be taught by supervisors. Each module consists of a discussion and an exercise to try to explore the topic. And each module includes a tip sheet with ideas for how to put that skill into practice immediately, using practical strategies.

Before I go on to this module, I want to remind you about my on line training course Making It Real! Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Child Serving Agencies.

Making It Real! is For You! 

Making It Real! is a team-based course for child serving programs. The classes consist of twelve sections.

Here is a partial list of some of the resources that are included within the course:

Role of Administration in Trauma-Informed Care
Organizational Self-Assessment
Sample Safety Survey Youth and Family
The Role of the Therapist and Formulation
Formulation to Treatment
Evaluating Brain Development for treatment
Sample ICPMP Child and Family
List of Rhythmic Activities
Getting Started with Sensory Interventions
The Role of Support Staff
Brain Books for Children
Sample Staff Development Plan
Sample Questions for Hiring
Trauma Informed Treatment Plans
Exploration and Change Strategies
A Trauma-Informed Behavior Management System
Restorative Tasks for Making Amends
Creating Restorative Learning Tasks with Worksheet and Examples
Sample Parent Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care
Trauma Survivors as Parents- Fathers
Foster Parent Training Continuum
My Healing Home Rating Sheet
Behavior Management in the Home
Agency Attention to VT Rating Sheet
Embedded Agency Interventions for Vicarious Traumatization
Checklist for Team Collaboration in Tough Times
When a Program Becomes a War Zone
VT and Foster Parents with Checklist
Characteristics of a Resilient Treater
Ideas to Promote Vicarious Transformation
Sample Behavior Management Procedure
Sample Police and Boundary Procedures
Signs That Trauma-Informed Care is Eroding
Communicate and Celebrate Your Success

Please check out the course here. There is a limited time introductory special with great bonuses. When you enroll in the course you can download all the materials for lifetime access. And there is a money-back guarantee, so why not try it?

Now for the fourth module in the New Employee Training Series- Creating and Fostering Hope



Our youth come to us feeling hopeless. They are hopeless about their future, about connecting with others, and most especially about themselves. It is our job to be a beacon of hope in their lives.

We cannot provide hope to our clients if we are feeling hopeless ourselves. This is why it is essential that we pay attention to our own vicarious traumatization.

Exercise to try:

Consider a time in the past when you were feeling hopeless. How did you regain your sense of hope? Who and what helped you? What in your present life helps you maintain a sense of hope?

How can you use these insights in your work?

To discover some strategies your staff can use right away to improve hope, click below:

Click Here to Enhance Hope

Let me know your reactions to these modules at patw@klingberg.org and be sure to check out Making It Real!

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