Resident Services: Introduction to Trauma Informed Care

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June 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$20 – 40
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Introduction to Trauma Informed Care is a 90-minute virtual training on building awareness of trauma and implementing the principles of Trauma Informed Care. Prior to the instructor-led course, it is required for participants to complete the self-paced pre-work taking approximately 90 minutes. The instructor-led portion will begin with a summation of the pre-work, then focus on how trauma can potentially show up in the brains, bodies, and behaviors of others and sometimes ourselves. This interactive training will allow participants to share examples and ask questions related to the impact of trauma and trauma-informed responses within their work. Best practices along with other reliable resources will be shared with each participant in attendance. Participants will be able to:

  • Define trauma and recognize its prevalence
  • Recognize connections between the impact of trauma and high-risk behaviors
  • Gain useful tips for working with individuals who have experienced trauma
  • Consider ways to use the tools participants have learned to support resilience and stay calm in a moment
If cost is an issue, please email NPH Program and Events Associate No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
This event will be hosted virtually. Do you need an ASL Interpreter or Closed Captioning? Please reach out to at least two weeks before the training, if you need further assistance.
Registration Deadline: Registration will close end of day on Tuesday, June 6 at 5pm PT.
Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Tuesday, June 13 at 5pm PT
Registrants canceling their registration on or before Tuesday, June 6 at 5pm PT will receive a full refund. NPH may consider refunds for extenuating circumstances. Refund requests submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed and will be reviewed on an individual basis. To submit a refund request, please email
Questions? Please email


Andrea Dalton, MA, MT-BC, Certified Leadership Coach | Senior Consultant, Center for Trauma Informed Innovation

Andrea Dalton worked for nearly 12 years as a board-certified music therapist, primarily in inpatient mental health units in the Kansas City area. She took on the unique opportunity as a trauma informed care consultant in 2016, building on her undying fascination with the way the brain works, a critical appreciation for research, her creative spirit, and a strong commitment to make the world a better place for all people. Andrea currently works at University Health in the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, developing trauma-informed, culturally-responsive programs, practices, and policies in partnership with schools, healthcare providers, social service agencies, and organizations in the business sector across the country. She continues to serve the music therapy community as a clinical supervisor, and as Vice President of the board of directors for the American Music Therapy Association.

Kreasha Williams, MA | Senior BH Consultant, Center for Trauma Informed Innovation

Kreasha Williams is currently a Senior Behavioral Health Consultant with the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation at University Health- Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. Employed at University Health-Behavioral Health for 24 years, there is much gratitude for the countless opportunities that have contributed to the development of personal and professional leadership skills. Beginning my career primarily in general psychology with a focus in addictions there was a push to explore more. Furthering my education, having attained a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling and Psychology afforded me the ability to adeptly serve the community in various ways. My current role as a Senior Behavioral Health Consultant with the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation creates opportunities leading to strategic learning, community education, and organizational development initiatives with a foundation in trauma informed care and resilience.


June 9, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 – $40
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