Available Community Training with Local Trainers

Many of these trainings are available at no or a low cost to community groups, and only require the purchase of training materials, copies, etc. Please direct specific questions about cost or training content to the contacts listed for each training.

Trauma-Informed Care Training

Target audience:  Service Professionals, to include those in education, law enforcement, government, health & human services, faith organizations and business.
Description:  To train and educate about trauma-informed care and the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma on both children and adults.
Length of training:  8 hours
Contact:  Shromona Bose-Bigelow at Shromona@browncountyunitedway.org  or 920-593-4769.

Trauma-Informed Parenting Training

Target audience:  Biological, foster and adoptive parents
Description:  To train and educate about childhood trauma and how to recognize and respond to trauma triggers to maximize child safety, stability, and well-being. This training helps to ensure that caregivers utilize the same language and view child behaviors through a trauma lens to more effectively meet the needs of the child.
Length of training: 1 ½ hrs. per weekly session for 8 weeks.  
Contact:  Shromona Bose-Bigelow at Shromona@browncountyunitedway.org or 920-593-4769.

Wisconsin Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface Training

Target audience: Everyone
To educate about the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their long-term consequences for children and adults, the effects on the community, and how they can be addressed and lead to healing.
Length of Training: 
Range from 20 minute training to an 8 hour training
Chris McNeill-Bivins at medicoping@gmail.com or (920) 737-3310.

QPR Training for Suicide Prevention

Target Audience:  Everyone, including workplaces, social groups, and neighborhoods
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer: 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
Length of training: 
1.5 hours
Andrea Schultz at Schultz_AN@co.brown.wi.us

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Training

Target audience: School district staff, including teachers and social workers who work primarily with children ages 11-18 years of age (middle and high school).
This training prepares a school, district, or youth service provider to educate their students using the SOS Program and engage trusted adults in their efforts. It walks participants through the program materials and planning process to make sure schools are ready to implement an evidence-based suicide prevention program with fidelity.

Topics include:

  • Facilitating a discussion with students about depression and suicide
  • Universal depression screening for students
  • Preparing to follow up with students in need
  • Coordinating with school administration and community organizations

Length of training:  4 hours
Andrea Schultz at Schultz_AN@co.brown.wi.us

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Target audience: Adults who interact with youth ages 12-18 years such as teachers and school staff, coaches, juvenile probation officers, youth program staff, clergy, parents, health and human service providers
Description: The Youth Mental Health First Aid course provides adults with key skills and training to be able to help youth who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Length:  8 hours
Contact:  Teresa Wargo at mebewar@netnet.net or (920) 680-6630.

Other trainings held in our community:

Trauma Sensitive Schools Training

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Target Audience:  School District Educators and Student Services staff
Description: Trauma changes people. Just as a physical assault on the body can cause bodily impairment, psychological trauma can result in a mental injury that impacts such things as a child’s ability to regulate emotions, attend to classroom activities, and/or achieve normal developmental milestones. However, this does not mean that traumatized children and adolescents cannot grow up to be healthy and happy adults, despite the often-substantial obstacles they face.
There are ways to make our schools more sensitive to these children’s needs. The school and the classroom can become a “sanctuary” for these children, a place to experience academic success and social acceptance. Through these changes, schools can support all children in the development of healthy coping strategies and resilience in facing future struggles. Trauma Sensitive Schools Training is dedicated to educating, and supporting educators who are learning about the impact of trauma and its prevalence and working to implement the practices in their classrooms, school or district.
Length: Length of training varies on the type of training chosen
Contact: The WI DPI & Trauma Sensitive Education website for additional information:  https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/trauma/contacts

Local On-line Resource
(Class registration fees may be required.)

Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at UWGB

Target Audience:  County agency representatives, Social Workers, Human Service Workers
Description:  A variety of learning opportunities are available through web-based curriculum, classroom training, and site-based consultation and training on best practices in crisis intervention and other behavioral health services. Trainings are offered yearly.
Contact:  BHTP website: http://www.uwgb.edu/behavioral-health-training-partnership/