OMSSA: Ontario Municipal Social Services Association
The Ontario Municipal Social Services Association offers online workshops in trauma-informed care.
The Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) is a non-profit association whose members are Ontario's Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs) and District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs).
What they do
By supporting, connecting and advocating for our members across Ontario, we help them to achieve their collective mission of delivering the best human services outcomes for Ontario's communities.
About the Trauma-Informed Care Online Workshop
Trauma is defined as an experience that overwhelms an individuals capacity to cope. Traumatic experiences occur at any age, and may include experiences such as child abuse and neglect to violence and war. Trauma can interfere with a persons sense of safety, self and self-efficacy as well as the ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. For those who have faced multiple traumatic events, repeated experiences of abuse, or prolonged exposure to abuse, trauma is overwhelming and may have a significant impact on living.
This training is dedicated to understanding the impacts of traumatic events and how to best support highly traumatized clients by promoting a climate of awareness, safety, trust, collaboration and control. Learning to be trauma informed also emphasizes the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma exposure in the professionals who interact and support highly traumatized individuals and how to promote our own resiliency and self-care.
Who Should Attend?
Any staff in a human, social or community services organization
Format and Duration
Eight, two-hour online sessions over the course of two weeks
OMSSA will be hosting this virtual training using Webex, an online, interactive training platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading the Webex Meetings desktop application.
April 29 to May 14, 2021 and December 3-16, 2021
For more information and details, check the link below. This is a PAID training workshop.
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