Trauma - Informed Training

We highly recommend community partners utilize Resilient Georgia's Training Roadmap. This interactive site allows you to identify trainings that are appropriate to your specific sector, as well as finding opportunities at different levels of competency: Trauma Aware, Trauma Sensitive, Trauma Responsive, and Trauma informed.

For more information or to learn how to schedule this training with your organization, department, parent group, committee or workgroup, please contact Gabrielle Stewart at

BRR's Trauma 101 Workshop 

Workshop Purpose: the purpose of this presentation and associated activities and discussions is to increase awareness and understanding of trauma and its effects on children, brain development, behavior, families and our communities.

Our hope: to encourage participants to become trauma informed and/or trauma competent.

Participants of this workshop will learn about:

Trauma and types of trauma including Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Kaiser Permanente ACEs study

Brain Development and the effect of trauma on the developing brain

The relationship between trauma and behavior

Resilience and building resilience in children and families

Taking a Trauma-Informed/Competent Approach – 3 Pillars of Traumawise Care

Resources for increasing knowledge and understanding of trauma and resilience

Region 1 - Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan Recommended Trainings

A Vision for Child and Family Wellbeing in Georgia - the state's CANPP2020.pdf

Region 1 's Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Plan's (CANPP) goal is to assist the region in becoming a more trauma-informed and responsive community. For additional details or to see how you can become involved, reach out to ga.r1.canpp@gmail.

Help us build common language, download our common language vocabulary cards below.  Zip of jpg version

CANPP Vocabulary template - Trauma.pdf
CANPP Flyer with Meeting Link - June and July Meetings are Canceled.pdf

Find additional trainings via the Georgia System of Care Calendar

Through the Georgia SOC, there are a number of trainings and workforce development opportunities available for SOC Providers, families and community members. 

The Training Calendar shows the different training opportunities that SOC partners are offering. To learn more about a specific training, such as how to enroll, click on the name of the training, which is located on the date the training takes place. To see which training sessions are appropriate for different audiences, use (click) the Calendars (Everyone, Parents, Professionals, Youth & Young Adults) filter located on the bottom left side of the calendar.

Access the calendar here.

Better Brains for Babies:

(BBB) is a collaboration of state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children in Georgia.

Family Connection Trainers:

Maisha Ludy - Chattooga

Pam Bishop - Murray

Gabrielle Stewart - RM

Connections Matter

The Connections Matter Georgia initiative is a collaboration between the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. The training curriculum is an evidence informed curriculum, developed using a robust body of literature by Dr. Linda Chamberlain and adapted for Georgia specific audiences. View curriculum evaluation report here

For more information or to learn how to receive this training, contact Lea Fantom To learn more about the training, visit Connections Matter Georgia (

Family Connection Trainers:

Sherry Morris - Fannin

LaDonna Collins - Floyd

Jennifer Dobbs - Haralson

Lori McDaniel - Whitfield

Child Welfare Training Collaborative – 

You can schedule virtual or in-person trainings for your community here


View the Training Calendar here

Access the only self-paced Trauma/Brain 101 training here.


In-Person and Virtual Trainings offered. View descriptions here.


Trauma 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Children

Brain 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on the Brain

In-Person and Virtual Trainings offered here

Trauma to Resilience: Strategies to Support Children's Well-Being 

Recognizing and Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress

Psychological Safety: A Pathway to Resilience

Differences are Good: An Exploration of Cultural Competence

Darkness To Light 

D2L is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children® is an adult-focused prevention training program that centers on improving the awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse (CSA). The training aims to educate adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to CSA.

For more information or to learn how to receive this training, contact Lea Fantom To learn more about the training, visit

Family Connection Trainer:

Rhonda Heuer - Polk

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Virtual Certification Training

The nationally adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support integrate and operationalize the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Framework and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors. 

Family Connection Trainer: LaDonna Collins - Floyd

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 

Caregiver Training is a group in-person parent training program. TBRI consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. These principles can be used in homes, schools, orphanages, residential treatment centers, and other environments. They are designed to be used by parents and caregivers with children and youth of all ages and risk levels. 

Family Connection Practitioners:

Gabrielle Stewart - RM

For more information or to learn how to receive this training, contact Adrienne Reeves at learn more about TBRI®, visit Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development ( and/or find a TBRI Practitioner here

Visit our events page to see a schedule of TBRI events for NW GA.