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Applications for the October 2020 Train the Trainer Cohort are Now Open!

The upcoming Train the Trainer will be held from October 21 – 23, 2020.

Applications are due September 7, 2020. Apply here

Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is committed to increasing training capacity in Oregon. The Train the Trainer experience has the potential to streamline knowledge, build a trainer community, and provide technical assistance and support. Download the Train the Trainer FAQ Flyer here.

During the online two-and-a-half day training facilitated by TIO’s Training and Education Coordinator, Ana Hristić, and Shilo George of Łush Kumtux Tumtum Consulting, a cohort of up to 36 individuals engage in learning, sharing, and encouraging so that they can be prepared to conduct trainings on trauma informed care in their local communities.

The curriculum includes:

  • Key TIO components to include when providing Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training
  • Opportunities to make the training relevant to you and your industry
  • Adult learning and facilitation best practices
  • Notes from the field, including how/when to modify the training
  • Opportunities to practice delivering a portion of the training and receive/provide feedback.

$400 includes training and 15.5 CEUs for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). If you experience barriers to this financial commitment, please still complete the application so that we can try to assist.

Please note that TIO’s Train the Trainer is not a certification program or formal endorsement by TIO, but instead an opportunity to inform your facilitation and training, and connect with folks who are also interested in implementing the training in their communities.


Up to 36 participants will be selected for the October 2020 cohort, and all applicants will be notified of their application status by September 10th. Please know that over the last 9 cohorts, we have had many more applicants than spots available.

If you are interested in exploring a Train the Trainer out of state, or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ana Hristić (ahristic@pdx.edu).

It is strongly encouraged for applicants to have participated in a TIO facilitated Foundations of Trauma Informed Care Training, as this is the curriculum you’ll be training to deliver. If you’ve experienced barriers to completing this requirement, please still complete the application so that we can try to assist.

It is helpful for applicants to have:

  1. An interest in the application of trauma informed care in programs and organizations,
  2. Content knowledge on the impact of trauma and stress on individuals and communities, and
  3. Experience delivering content to diverse groups in an engaging and culturally sensitive way.

Participants are asked to commit about five hours of preparation time prior to the Train the Trainer, and are invited to deliver a Foundations of Trauma Informed Care to their agency or community within six months of completing the Train the Trainer.


  • Wednesday, October 21st from 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday, October, 22nd from 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Friday, October, 23rd from 8:30am – 12pm


Live Zoom – an online platform link will be sent to participants.

Trainer Bios

Shilo George, MS (she/her) is Southern Cheyenne-Arapaho and Scottish international speaker, trainer, and owner of Łush Kumtux Tumtum Consulting, which means “a great awakening of the heart and spirit” in the Chinuk Wawa trade language. Shilo interweaves cultural traditions and spirituality with an anti- oppressive and decolonizing lenses to promote healing and empowerment in herself and others in the communities she is a part of. Her workshops and presentations explore the intersections of race, sexuality, body size, and trauma (both individual and inter-generational). Shilo trains others on systems of oppression, trauma informed care, and proactive ways that businesses and organizations can create policies and environments that that promote inclusion, diversity, and healing. Shilo received her Bachelor of Science in Art Practices in 2012 and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education in 2017, both from Portland State University.

Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW (she/her/her) is the Director of Education & Workforce Strategy at Trauma Informed Oregon. Ana specializes in providing training and consultation to organizations and providers on topics related to implementing trauma informed care. Ana has years of direct service experience working with children, teens, and families in special education, acute residential care, therapeutic wilderness camps, foster care and adoption, and outpatient behavioral health. With a background in Social Psychology and Social Work, and a personal interest in contemplative practice, Ana enjoys facilitating dialogue that promotes collaboration and healing, while also confronts the impacts of systemic oppression, burnout and secondary stress.

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