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Trauma-Informed Care for Top to Bottom Staff

Date/Time: Fri, February 28, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM HST
Location: Cameron Center 95 Mahalani Street Wailuku, HI 96793 (View Map)
Cost: $25.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through the registration site.
Note: Please bring a lunch to the training and no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium.
Certificate: Certified Prevention Specialist: This training will provide 5.5 continuing education hours for Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS) (pending ADAD approval).

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor: This training will provide 5.5 continuing education hours for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC) (pending ADAD approval).

Registration for this event has closed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of trauma and complex trauma.
  • Learn how to identify when they and others are in a trauma-state.
  • Learn preventative skills to create a more trauma-informed environmental in the workplace and when assisting their clients and customers.


Mary Jo Barrett is the Executive Director and co-founder of The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work and is currently on the faculties of University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, The Chicago Center For Family Health, and the Family Institute of Northwestern University. Previously, Ms. Barrett was the Director of Midwest Family Resource and has been working in the field of family violence since 1974.

Ms. Barrett has co-authored two books with Dr. Terry Trepper: Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective and The Systemic Treatment of Incest: A Therapeutic Handbook. She co-created the Collaborative Change Model (CCM), a highly successful contextual model of therapy used to transform the lives of those impacted by abuse and/or traumatic events.

Her trainings and published works focus on the teaching of the Collaborative Stage Model, systemic and feminist informed treatment. CCM is highly effective model used in collaboration with other treatment models in working with children, families, adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma ,victims and perpetrators of violence, victims of trauma, eating disorders, couple therapy, PTSD, ethics, and compassion fatigue.

Travel Scholarships:
Are available for interested participants in the outlying areas of Hana, Lana‘i and Moloka‘i. If you are interested in a travel scholarship or have questions, please send an email to Rick Collins at [email protected].