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About the Train the Trainer Program:
In an attempt to streamline accurate, clear and unified information on human trafficking andtrauma-informed care, The Alliance developed a Human Trafficking 101 and Trauma 101curriculum.

Human Trafficking 101 provides focused information on:

  • Identification
  • Vulnerabilities and red flags
  • Community impact
  • Trauma-informed interventions

The Trauma 101 curriculum provides relevant information on:

  • The impact of trauma on the brain
  • The impact of trauma on behaviors
  • The impact of trauma on health
  • Supporting wellness and resilience

In Spring of 2018, The Alliance will work with a small cohort of individuals to go through the first pilot of the train the trainer program. These individuals will focus on either human trafficking or trauma and will emerge as Alliance certified trainers – able to train their own agencies and respond to community requests for training.

The Benefits:

  • Opportunity to become an Alliance certified trainer in either human trafficking and/or trauma.
  • Emerge with deeper facilitation and training skills
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of human trafficking and trauma work in Contra Costa County
  • Develop connections with Contra Costa agencies involved in interpersonal violence work
  • Participate in quarterly learning session and receive personalized coaching.

Time Commitment:
Ideally, trainers would be able to commit to the entire train the trainer program through December 2018.

*PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS CLOSED FOR THIS COHORT.*

1. Attend the trainer orientation call

  • Monday, March 12 (1-3pm)

2. Attend the General Train the Trainer course:

  • Wednesday, March 14 (full day)
  • Thursday, March 15 (partial day)

3. Attend either:

Attend Human Trafficking 101 Train the Trainer course

  • Wednesday, March 28 (full day)
  • Thursday, March 29 (partial day)

OR

Attend Trauma 101 Train the Trainer course

  • Wednesday, April 11 (full day)
  • Thursday, April 12 (partial day)

4. Attend a logistics orientation

  • Date TBD in April (half day)

5. Attend ongoing trainer check-ins and learning sessions

  • Dates TBD in May, August, November, February (half days)

6. Commit to being the lead or supporting trainer on 3-5 trainings per year

7. Commit to being observed at least twice a year with a supportive coaching session
following each observed training

Questions- Contact Kathryn Burroughs kburroughs@ehsd.cccounty.us
or Alex Madsen amadsen@ehsd.cccounty.us.

Want to train on a specific topic? Learn more about our specific tracks below.

What is Trauma 101 training?
The Alliance to End Abuse developed a Trauma 101 curriculum that provides relevant and focused
information on:

  • Identifying the types of trauma and stress that people experience
  • Understanding the impact of trauma on the brain, physiology and behaviors
  • Tools and practices to support self-care and resilience

What does it mean to be a Trauma 101 trainer?
1. A trainer has completed a Trauma 101 course, as well as “Train the Trainer” courses and has demonstrated strong presentation and relationship management skills. As The Alliance receives requests for training, trainers are called upon to meet community training requests. Trainers may also train their own organizations, communities, and networks using the curriculum as long as trainings are reported to The Alliance to End Abuse.

Trainers are required to:

  1. Attend Trauma 101 and the Train the Trainer courses
  2. Attend quarterly learning and coaching sessions
  3. Submit evaluations for each training given (evaluations provided by The Alliance)

What are the pre-requisites to apply to the trainer program?

1. Trauma 101 (required)
When will the next Trauma 101 be offered?
Trauma 101 – Concord
Tuesday, February 20
9am – 12pm

Central Family Justice Center
2151 Salvio St, Suite 201
Concord, CA 94520
Register Here

What if I already attended a Trauma 101 in the past?
Because these are slightly revised curriculums, we are asking that anyone who wants to apply to the Train the Trainer program attend the upcoming Trauma 101 (even if you have already been a part of a previous class). After completing the pre-requisites, how do I apply to be a trainer? In order to be a trainer, you need to have first attended Trauma 101. After completion of this course, an application will be e-mailed out to interested participants. If you have attended the course and need an
application please e-mail Kathryn at kburroughs@ehsd.cccounty.us.

The application deadline for the 2018 cohort is February 28th. Please submit your application by that date. Applicants will be notified by March 7th.

What will I have to commit to if accepted into the program?
1. Attend the trainer orientation call: Monday, March 12 (1-3pm)
2. Attend the General Train the Trainer course:

  • Wednesday, March 14 (full day)
  • Thursday, March 15 (partial day)

3. Attend Trauma 101 Train the Trainer course

  • April 11 (full day)
  • April 12  (half day)

4. Attend a logistics orientation: Date TBD in April (half day)
5. Attend ongoing trainer check-ins and learning sessions: Dates TBD in May, August, November, February (half days)
6. Commit to being the lead or supporting trainer for 3 to 5 trainings per year

What is a Coalition certified training?
In an attempt to streamline accurate, clear and unified information on human trafficking, Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition developed a Human Trafficking 101 curriculum that provides relevant and focused information on:

  • Identification
  • Indicator Signs
  • Trauma-Informed Interventions

All certified trainings and trainers adhere to the following guiding principles:
A. Human trafficking :

  • Must be understood as abuse and reported as such, and
  • Victims should not be criminalized.

B. Responses to human trafficking should be:

  • Victim-centered,
  • Trauma-informed,
  • Strengths-based,
  • Developmentally appropriate,
  • Culturally, linguistically, and LGBTQ competent and affirming,
  • Committed to active efforts that engage survivors early and often,
  • Multidisciplinary, individualized, flexible, and timely,
  • Data and outcome-driven.

What is a certified trainer?
A certified trainer has completed a certified Trauma 101 course, a certified Human Trafficking 101 course, as well as “Train the Trainer” courses and has demonstrated strong presentation and relationship management skills. Certified trainers receive a certificate acknowledging their commitment to the training guiding principles, as well as the developed curriculum. As the Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition receives requests for training, certified trainers are called upon to meet community training requests and needs. Certified trainers may also train their own organizations, communities and networks using the certified curriculum as long as trainings are reported to the Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition.

Certified trainers are required to:

  • Attend Trauma 101, Human Trafficking 101 and the Train the Trainer courses
  • Attend a quarterly continual learning sessions
  • Submit evaluations and track each training given
  • Be observed at minimum twice a year
  • Attend periodic supportive coaching sessions

Certified trainers are assessed in the following core competencies:
I. Core knowledge

  • Basic understanding of the risk factors, warning signs, and dynamics of human trafficking.
  • Basic understanding of human trafficking agencies, response and advocacy systems and how various agencies and systems intersect.

II. Impact and dynamics of cycles of violence, abuse, and trauma

  • Basic understanding of complex trauma, polyvictimization, and toxic stress, and their application to victims of human trafficking.
  • Basic understanding of the cycles of violence, breaking free from these cycles and their application to victims of human trafficking.
  • Basic understanding of how trauma impacts providers serving victims of human trafficking.

III. Responsive application of skills

  • Responsive and sensitive application of the skills with an understanding of the impact on individuals who have experienced trauma and/or were victims of human trafficking.

What are the pre-requisites to apply to the certified trainer program?
1. Informational Webinar (optional)
2. Trauma 101 (required)
3. Human Trafficking 101 (required)

When will the next Trauma 101 and Human Trafficking 101 be offered?
Certified Train the Trainer Informational Webinar

Trauma 101 – Concord
Tuesday, February 20
9am – 12pm
Central Family Justice Center
2151 Salvio St, Suite 201
Concord, CA 94520
Register Here

Human Trafficking 101 – Concord
Thursday, February 22
9am – 12pm
Central Family Justice Center
2151 Salvio St, Suite 201
Concord, CA 94520
Register Here

What if I already attended a Trauma 101 or Human Trafficking 101 in the past?
Because these are slightly revised curriculums, we are asking that anyone who wants to apply to the Train the Trainer program attend the upcoming January 2018 Human Trafficking 101 and Trauma 101 (even if you have already been a part of a previous class).

After completing the pre-requisites, how do I apply to be a certified trainer?
In order to be a certified trainer you need to have first attended Trauma 101 and Human Trafficking 101. After completion of both of these courses an application will be e-mailed out to interested participants. If you have attended both courses and need an application please see the application link above.

The application deadline for the 2018 cohort is February 28th. Please submit your application by that date.

Applicants will be notified the beginning of March.

What will I have to commit to if accepted into the program?
1. Attend the trainer orientation call: Monday, March 12 (1-3pm)
2. Attend the General Train the Trainer course

  • Wednesday, March 14 (full day)
  • Thursday, March 15 (partial day)

3. Attend Human Trafficking 101 Train the Trainer course

  • Wednesday, March 28 (full day)
  • Thursday, March 29 (partial day)

4. Attend a logistics orientation: Date TBD in April (half day)
5. Attend ongoing trainer check-ins and learning sessions: Dates TBD in May, August, November, February (half days)
6. Commit to being the lead or supporting trainer on 3-5 trainings per year
7. Being observed at least twice a year with a supportive coaching session following each observed training