Trauma-Informed Training

Providing training geared to meet your needs

Being trauma-informed doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process that takes ongoing effort and training. Great Circle’s services can guide your journey – helping you move from trauma aware to trauma sensitive, and then to trauma responsive. In the end, you’ll create an emotional and physically safe environment that’s collaborative, fosters honest relationships, and advocates for and empowers those who need services.

Great Circle’s trainings are built on four elements:

  • Realizing trauma’s impact and its prevalence
  • Recognizing how trauma affects all individuals involved
  • Resisting re-traumatization
  • Putting knowledge into practice

Trainings are conducted throughout the year across Missouri and are based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT), developed by Dr. Bruce Perry.

To learn more about Great Circle’s trauma-informed efforts, contact our Trauma Informed Services department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (314) 695-0708.

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Find the right training for your needs:

May 6, 2021 

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

All trainings held via Zoom:
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Why Does My Foster Child Act Like That?

For children who experienced trauma perceived stress can escalate their state of functioning. Learn what can trigger an emotional outburst and how to manage it.
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May 7, 2021

9 am-3 pm

Stoney Creek Conference Room
2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Understanding Trauma Through the Neurosequential Perspective: Implications for Treatment

Free to professionals working or living in Boone County. Toxic stress is a public health problem across society. To be mentally healthy, our brains acquire skills and knowledge in a very sequential way. Trauma or stress can interrupt that sequencing, creating developmental gaps that can affect a person’s ability to navigate their day. Participants will learn about brain science, impact of trauma during early childhood, ability to develop healthy relationships, and how to create an environment that’s conducive to healthy development and learning. Lunch provided. 5 CEU hours available. Click to download full description and PDF.

Series registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCUnderstandingTraumaRegistration

May 22, 2021

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Stoney Creek Conference Room
2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Free Training
Lunch Provided

Understanding Tough Behaviors!

Free workshop for parents and caregivers living in Boone County. Trauma and toxic stress can impair a child’s ability to regulate emotions, work with others or develop basic learning skills. This often leads to chronic behavior problems in school or at home. This workshop empowers parents and caregivers to better understand a child’s behaviors and support his/her growth and development. Click to download full description and PDF.

RSVP now to ensure your spot!
(844) GCHELPS or GCHelps@greatcircle.org

May 28, 2021

8 am-Noon – Introduction/Trauma 101

June 25, 2021

8 am-3 pm – Trauma 201

July 30, 2021

8 am-Noon – Trauma 301

Location details coming soon.

Trauma Training Workshop Series

Now, more than ever, clinicians need to understand the impact toxic stress has on functioning. This three-part, free training is designed to bring together a group of clinicians, who can work collaboratively to address the needs of children in Boone County. Learn how to use brain science to better understand trauma’s effects on clients, and explore how to craft trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive approaches to treatment that match current brain functioning. Click to download PDF.

Series registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCTraumaSeriesRegistration

June 18, 2021

9 am-3 pm

Stoney Creek Conference Room
2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Understanding Trauma Through the Neurosequential Perspective: Implications for Treatment

Free to professionals working or living in Boone County. Toxic stress is a public health problem across society. To be mentally healthy, our brains acquire skills and knowledge in a very sequential way. Trauma or stress can interrupt that sequencing, creating developmental gaps that can affect a person’s ability to navigate their day. Participants will learn about brain science, impact of trauma during early childhood, ability to develop healthy relationships, and how to create an environment that’s conducive to healthy development and learning. Lunch provided. 5 CEU hours available. Click to download full description and PDF.

Series registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCUnderstandingTraumaRegistration

August 5, 2021 

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

All trainings held via Zoom:
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Why Can’t I Connect with My Foster Child?

Children who experience early life disruptions & trauma can perceive relationships as threats. This can leave them fearful and confused by nurturing foster parents. Discover practical tips to work with children who have relational sensitivities.
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September 18, 2021

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Stoney Creek Conference Room
2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Free Training
Lunch Provided

Understanding Tough Behaviors!

Free workshop for parents and caregivers living in Boone County. Trauma and toxic stress can impair a child’s ability to regulate emotions, work with others or develop basic learning skills. This often leads to chronic behavior problems in school or at home. This workshop empowers parents and caregivers to better understand a child’s behaviors and support his/her growth and development. Click to download full description and PDF.

RSVP now to ensure your spot!
(844) GCHELPS or GCHelps@greatcircle.org

October 1, 2021

9 am-3 pm

Stoney Creek Conference Room
2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Understanding Trauma Through the Neurosequential Perspective: Implications for Treatment

Free to professionals working or living in Boone County. Toxic stress is a public health problem across society. To be mentally healthy, our brains acquire skills and knowledge in a very sequential way. Trauma or stress can interrupt that sequencing, creating developmental gaps that can affect a person’s ability to navigate their day. Participants will learn about brain science, impact of trauma during early childhood, ability to develop healthy relationships, and how to create an environment that’s conducive to healthy development and learning. Lunch provided. 5 CEU hours available. Click to download full description and PDF.

Series registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCUnderstandingTraumaRegistration

October 2, 2021

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Stoney Creek Conference Room
2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Free Training
Lunch Provided

Understanding Tough Behaviors!

Free workshop for parents and caregivers living in Boone County. Trauma and toxic stress can impair a child’s ability to regulate emotions, work with others or develop basic learning skills. This often leads to chronic behavior problems in school or at home. This workshop empowers parents and caregivers to better understand a child’s behaviors and support his/her growth and development. Click to download full description and PDF.

RSVP now to ensure your spot!
(844) GCHELPS or GCHelps@greatcircle.org

November 4, 2021

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

All trainings held via Zoom:
Click here to join.

Self-Care:

Because stress can affect a foster parent’s ability to cope, make self-care a high priority. Along with demonstrating strategies, you’ll work on a plan to enjoy small doses of self-care on a regular basis to avoid burnout.
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