Trauma is often the underlying cause of many of the most pressing problems of our communities including but not limited to: poverty, crime, violence, domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, low academic achievement, mental health problems and addiction.

Although trauma may be central to many people’s difficulties, in health care and social service settings, their trauma is often not identified or acknowledged. Frequently those affected by trauma do not receive the care or understanding they need, and are at risk of being re-traumatized by the very systems they are seeking help from, which in turn may increase their involvement within the system. Every organization plays a role in supporting trauma recovery.

Trauma-Informed Care Workshop (1/2 day)

This half-day interactive workshop leads participants in a conversation about what is trauma, what it means to be trauma-informed and how to integrate a trauma-informed perspective into our everyday interactions.

At Klinic
Pre-registration is required
Session times: 1:00 to 4:00PM
Cost: $25.00

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Schedule is subject to change.

Online Registration – CLICK HERE

Registration questions?  Contact Leslie Debrecen by email or phone at (204) 784-4206.

Upon Request
Presented to individual service organizations and their employees

Within Winnipeg:
$150 honorarium

Outside of Winnipeg:
Fee to be negotiated

For more information and to schedule a Trauma-Informed Care workshop, contact Sheona Campbell   by email or phone at (204) 784-4078.

Becoming Trauma-Informed: Mind/Body Approaches To Creating Connection (2-day)

This two-day interactive and dynamic training program is for service providers with training / experience in counselling, having a basic understanding of the counselling and recovery process. The training invites participants to explore new paradigms and challenge the traditional understanding of the recovery and healing process.

This training shifts the focus away from a position of “What is wrong with you?” to one that seeks to understand “What has happened to you and how can I help?” This exploration of trauma-informed counselling differs from a more traditional hierarchical/expert approach to one of curiosity, partnership and empowerment.

Building on material already covered in the “Trauma-Informed Tool Kit” (, the training provides participants with a better understanding of the impact of trauma, with particular emphasis on the relationship between trauma, emotions, neurobiology and recovery within supportive relationships. Participants examine their own understanding of healing and the role they play in facilitating this process in the context of trauma.

The training provides practical tools for assisting people to better understand and regulate intense emotions. Each participant will receive a DVD that provides examples of various grounding techniques as well as a resource guide on trauma. Participants learn how to talk about trauma with clients/patients and build a therapeutic relationship that empowers trauma survivors and gives them control of their own healing.

Over the course of the two days, service providers learn how they care for their own emotional self and protect themselves from the affects of vicarious trauma. At the end of the training, participants will feel more confident and equipped to support people affected by trauma through the counselling and recovery process.

There is a registration fee of $150 for this two-day training program.
Each training session will be limited to twenty participants.

Note: This training builds on the material presented in the Trauma-Informed Toolkit.  Becoming familiar with information in the Toolkit is recommended prior to  participating in the session. The complete Trauma-Informed Toolkit can be viewed online and printed at no charge by visiting the website .  Bound copies are available for purchase –

June 28 & 29, 2017

October 25 & 26, 2017 (Wed & Thur)

January 10 & 11, 2018 (Wed & Thur)

March 28 & 29, 2018 (Wed & Thur)

Session Time:
9:00AM to 4:00PM

Cost:    $150 / person

Schedule is subject to change.

Online Registration – CLICK HERE

Registration questions? Contact Leslie Debrecen by email or phone at (204) 784-4206.

Vicarious Trauma (Trauma Exposure Response)

This one-day interactive workshop for service providers will look at the definition of vicarious trauma, its impact on our minds and bodies, the neurobiology of trauma, the warning signs of vicarious trauma as well as strategies to address and protect against it.

It will incorporate mindfulness practices to provide participants with the experience of these practices and how they might be useful in working with and being affected by vicarious trauma.
Each training session will be limited to twenty participants.

December 13, 2017

February 14, 2018

Session Times:
9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost:    $100 / person

Schedule is subject to change

Online Registration – CLICK HERE

Registration questions?  Contact Leslie Debrecen by email or phone at (204) 784-4206.