Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency

Starts: November 8, 2017 9:00 am | Ends: November 9, 2017 4:00 pm

Trauma Workshop in Partnership with Center for Trauma Support Services. Trauma is a biological rather than a pathological response, and the body has an innate capacity to heal and restore itself. This workshop will focus on the impact of trauma and how resiliency can be restored using a skills-based approach. Participants will be introduced to the Community Resiliency Model developed by the Trauma Resource Institute and have an opportunity to practice the skills. Learn to take a resilience-oriented approach to Trauma Informed Care, moving beyond information to neuroscience-based ACTION. Gain practical skills to build greater capacity for self-regulation and self-care.

This training is for anyone interested in providing trauma-informed and resiliency-focused care and learning how to incorporate skills for well being into their personal and/or professional lives – whether for themselves or for those they support.

As a result of attending this workshop you will:

  • Develop a foundation of understanding trauma – causes, types and common responses
  • Recognize the impact of trauma/stress on the nervous system
  • Learn about how memory is affected
  • Become familiar with the key elements in healing trauma
  • Expand on understanding principles of trauma informed care to taking action
  • Learn a set of 6 wellness skills that are accessible and transferable
  • Practice basic skills of the resiliency model for self-care and for working with those impacted by trauma


Your trainer:

Mary Zinkin, Ph.D.Mary Zinkin, Ph.D. is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Trauma Support Services (CTSS). CTSS provides Victim-Centered Offender-Sensitive Facilitated Dialogue and Education to fill gaps in current services for crime survivors. She has survived both reported and unreported violent crime and understands deeply the need for resources and support over time to recover from trauma. Mary has developed these trainings to empower those impacted, to understand the “why” and “what” is happening as a result of trauma as well as “how” to respond with skills for well-being. She has offered this training to survivors of crime, PSU students, restorative justice professionals, law enforcement, men in prison, and mental health professionals. Dr. Zinkin is a volunteer with the Department of Corrections Facilitated Dialogue Program and Co-Founder and Faculty of the Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University.

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Event Organizers

Teri PiersonTeri led her first anti-oppression training over 25 years ago, and she has been a professional facilitator for over a dozen years. Her work as a trainer, facilitator, and consultant at Resolutions Northwest and in private practice supports individuals and organizations to develop the will and capacity to bring their outcomes in line with their values, particularly around racial equity. As a white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is always up against her own learning edge in working for racial and social justice. She draws inspiration from her fabulous colleagues and from her practice of Aikido, a Japanese martial art that is often called “the art of peace.”


November 8, 2017 9:00 am

November 9, 2017 4:00 pm

$420 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Teri Pierson


Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
Resolutions Northwest, 2538 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232, United States

Teri Pierson

November 8, 2017 9:00 am

November 9, 2017 4:00 pm