May 25, 2017

From Ana Hristić, MA, MSW, CSWA, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon

Train the Trainer Pilot was a great success!

We were fortunate enough to host 18 community partners from across the state and across industries. During the two and a half days, we journeyed through each of the ten learning objectives of the Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) Foundations of Trauma Informed Care curriculum. We also created partnership and support regarding facilitation best practices. I especially enjoyed seeing folks customize the content with their own lived experience, culture, and target audience in mind. Very inspiring!

Developing the details of this training experience has allowed me to clarify for myself what TIO’s role and intent is in creating this program.

TIO’s Role and Intent

Our goal is four fold:

  • Increase training access and capacity
  • Inform foundational knowledge
  • Encourage community based training
  • Provide technical assistance by building trainer peer support

With these goals in mind, we are not interested in creating a certification program or in micromanaging facilitator delivery. Instead, we are committed to hosting a train the trainer experience that provides opportunity for individuals to confirm their content knowledge, improve their facilitation practice, and build relationship with other fellow trainers.

I am delighted to announce that we will hold our next TIO Train the Trainer from October 11-13, 2017. Please contact me at if you’d like more information on how to apply. In upcoming blogs, I will also share more details.