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Building Resilience Through Trauma Awareness

Building Resilience Through Trauma Awareness

Trauma symptoms can show up in numerous ways and is rarely the same for each person. Red Deer Polytechnic has created Trauma Informed Programming to equip citizens with tools to aid them in recognizing trauma, shifting to a trauma sensitive mindset with the overall goal of strengthening community resiliency. 

This program was developed to increase trauma awareness and response knowledge and skills to better prepare community members to support a safer community. This program is only two courses and will have you feeling prepared to interact in your community with a newfound perspective that will foster richer personal interactions.



Delivery Method:

First course is online, second course in person


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Course Details:

10 hours per course

Building Trauma Awareness & Sensitivity Level One

Trauma is part of the human experience and working from a trauma-informed lens acknowledges the prevalence of trauma within the population. As such, educators, first responders, social workers and front-line support staff can anticipate that they will often serve individuals who have experienced or been affected by trauma. This foundational training acknowledges the prevalence and significant impact of trauma in an individual’s life and aims to inform service providers how to apply a trauma-informed lens to their current practice.

Enhancing Trauma Informed Response Level Two 

This in-person workshop will build on learners’ awareness of trauma gained in Course 1 and allow learners to engage in discussions and activities to apply their knowledge.  Learners will expand their understanding of trauma, its types, effects, and signs and symptoms.  Through exploration of stigma and bias and the resulting impacts on behaviour, learners will develop strategies to engage in compassionate ways with self and others. By exploring the principles of trauma informed practice and the concepts of resilience and conflict resolution, learners will identify strategies for engaging effectively with those who have experienced trauma.

Course Materials:  Provided by Red Deer Polytechnic

*Course originally created by The City of Red Deer

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How to Register:

Registration is available online 24/7. Both Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted. If you are a business or organization looking to register one or more employees, contact us for information on setting up a Company Profile.

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  2. Search for desired courses and add to cart
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  4. Click Checkout, follow prompts
  5. You are done!

You have questions, we have answers. Contact us by email or call 403.356.4900


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