Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a term to describe traumatic events occurring before age 18. Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that without supports can have long-term negative effects. When “we” are trauma-informed, we realize the impact of trauma and understand there is potential for recovery. We recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in those that we interact with, and in ourselves. We respond by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into procedures, policies, and practices. We seek to actively resist re-traumatization. We stop asking “what’s wrong with you?” and begin asking “what’s happened to you?” This training delves into this topic, responding to participants based on their pre-existing knowledge of the topic.

This is a part of the 0-5 Flathead Reservation-Lake County Coalition, an exciting slate of trainings will be presented in the spring of 2023. Facilitating these sessions will be Teresa Nygaard, Executive Director of St. Luke’s Foundation. In her career, Nygaard has been an advocate for children, helping establish and lead a premier family support agency in Missoula. With her work, Nygaard has been on the frontline, and understands the dynamics those supporting children face every day. Her trainings are relevant, realistic, powerful, and focused on participants building personal skills and career success.

All trainings are free and there is the option of credits from the Office of Public Instruction and Salish Kootenai College. Sessions will be in 3-hour blocks. All of the training will have an interactive focus to promote engagement and improved learning outcomes. Share this with others who might be interested. The sessions have limited seating. To register, send name, email, and contact number to [email protected]. Registration confirmation will be sent within seven days. Thanks!


Apr 22 2023


10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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