A professional group of Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute staff who offer training in their respective areas of expertise. The members of the bureau work collaboratively to construct individual seminars to provide the community up to ten hours of continuing education opportunity.
Taunya Marie Tinsley, PhD, DMin, NCC, LPC
A trauma-informed and resilient approach is one where communities, organizations, programs and systems: (1) realizes the prevalence and impact of trauma, (2) recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals, families and groups, (3) responds by integrating the knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures and practices, and (4) resists practices that could cause more harm (SAMHSA, 2018). These monthly on-line workshops are designed to assist participants with increasing their awareness and knowledge of trauma, including psychological trauma and vicarious trauma, and the key principles of a trauma-informed approach. Additionally, these monthly online workshops are designed to provide practical and evidence-based techniques and skills for how ministers, community leaders, and mental health professionals can develop trauma-informed and resilient communities.