Community Trainings

Mental Health First Aid

Cost: $125 per person

Description:
This virtual course will equip participants with strategies for identifying, understanding, responding, and helping someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge. Participants will also learn how to develop a Mental Health First Aid Action Plan for depression and anxiety

 

Training will occur in a small-group, interactive setting. Participants will join virtually and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. Upon completion, course participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid certification.  

Please note that a maximum of 30 training registrations may be purchased at one time.

Course topics:

  • What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?
  • Mental health problems in the United States
  • Understanding depression and anxiety
  • Developing a Mental Health First Aid Action Plan for depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts and behavior, symptoms of depression, and non-suicidal self-injury

Technology requirements: Computer with microphone and speakers

For course policies, click here

Instructors

Emily Van Cise
Emily Van Cise, MA, Director of  Health and Wellness. Emily has been in the social services field since 2009, working predominantly with women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and Portland, OR. She is experienced in providing direct client care, case management, and program management. Prior to assuming this role, Emily served as DWC’s Health and Wellness Program Manager.

Rosario Trejo
Rosario Trejo is the Director of Permanent Supportive Housing at the Downtown Women’s Center, where she oversees a multi-disciplinary team that provides client-centered Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) and other specialized services at every stage of the housing stabilization process. Rosario holds 8 years of experience working with diverse populations including men, women, and adolescents, and is certified as a substance abuse counselor.

Trauma & Resiliency-Informed Care

cost: $65 per person

Description:
This course will overview the impact of trauma over a lifespan, starting with early childhood trauma and ACES, before exploring the impacts of traumatic events later in life, too. Participants will learn about Trauma & Resiliency-Informed Care (TRIC) as a guiding framework, and examine how the principles can be implemented both in and out of the workplace to help promote more effective service provision as well as staff self-care in high-burnout fields. 

Training will occur in a small group, interactive setting. Participants will join virtually and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. 

Course topics:

  • Defining trauma and different types of trauma
  • Understanding the physiological and psychological impact of trauma
  • Defining Trauma & Resiliency-Informed Care (TRIC)
  • Implementing TRIC in the workplace
  • Understanding how we can best care for ourselves, our staff, and our communities

Technology requirements: Computer with microphone and speakers

For course policies, click here

De-escalation

cost: $65 per person

Description:
This course will provide participants with the necessary tools to navigate high-risk situations, to maintain safety for themselves and others. Participants will explore a continuum of experiences and methods for increasing and replenishing resiliency, building compassion satisfaction, and managing compassion fatigue.

 

Training will occur in a small group, interactive setting. Participants will join virtually and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. 

Course topics:

  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • Influencing behavior
  • Verbal vs. nonverbal communication
  • Limit setting
  • Empathic listening
  • Reflecting on crisis
  • Increasing and replenishing resiliency
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Assessing risk 
  • Debriefing
  • Continuum of staff experience 
  • Compassion fatigue and satisfaction

Technology requirements: Computer with microphone and speakers

For course policies, click here

Trauma-Informed De-escalation

cost: $100

Description:
This course offers a combination of the trainings in De-escalation and Trauma & Resiliency Informed Care to provide participants with comprehensive strategies for navigating a crisis. 

The course will overview the impact of trauma over a lifespan, starting with early childhood trauma and ACES, before exploring the impacts of traumatic events later in life, too. Participants will learn about Trauma & Resiliency-Informed Care (TRIC) as a guiding framework, and examine how the principles can be implemented both in and out of the workplace to help promote more effective service provision as well as staff self-care in high-burnout fields.

This course will also provide participants with the necessary tools to navigate high-risk situations, to maintain safety for themselves and others. Participants will explore a continuum of experiences and methods for increasing and replenishing resiliency, building compassion satisfaction, and managing compassion fatigue.

Training will occur in a small group, interactive setting. Participants will join virtually and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. 

Course topics:

  • Defining trauma and different types of trauma
  • Understanding the physiological and psychological impact of trauma
  • Defining Trauma & Resiliency-Informed Care (TRIC)
  • Implementing TRIC in the workplace
  • Understanding how we can best care for ourselves, our staff, and our communities
  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • Influencing behavior
  • Verbal vs. nonverbal communication
  • Limit setting
  • Empathic listening
  • Reflecting on crisis
  • Increasing and replenishing resiliency
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Assessing risk 
  • Debriefing
  • Continuum of staff experience 
  • Compassion fatigue and satisfaction

Technology requirements: Computer with microphone and speakers

For course policies, click here

Course Policies

all courses hosted by the downtown women’s center

Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register. Training sessions are limited to registrants, only.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, all courses are currently offered on Zoom. Registrants will need access to a computer with Internet connectivity, speakers, and a microphone in order to participate.  

Refunds & cancellations

Cancellations must be made at least (7) days prior to course start date in order to receive a full refund. For cancellations made less than seven (7) days in advance, registration fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to a future training.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Downtown Women’s Center, registered participants will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer their registration to a future training.

To request a refund or a course transfer, please contact LydiaF@DowntownWomensCenter.org.

attendance

Trainings will begin promptly as scheduled. Participants should arrive on time and be prepared to participate and engage actively in the training. Participants who arrive late or leave early without providing prior notice will receive a Certificate of Participation instead of a Certificate of Completion.

Registration

Pay with credit card or debit card below, or send a check by mail along with your name, phone number, email address, desired course offering, and organizational affiliation to:

Downtown Women’s Center
Attn: Community Trainings
4
804 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, #1088
Valley Village, CA 91607

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at lydiaf@downtownwomenscenter.org for our training rates, to schedule a training date/time for your organization or for any other additional question regarding this training.