Trauma-Informed Care: Partnering with Higher Risk Youth

Date(s) - 04/17/2023
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM



Training Details

Trauma-Informed Care: Partnering with Higher Risk Youth

This FREE training will be held in-person on April 17th, 2023 from 2:30pm to 4:30PM in Auburn, ME

Applications open March 13th thru April 13th, 2023

Are you someone who works alongside higher risk youth? If you are, you have seen both the short and long-term effects that trauma can have on a young person, including how a traumatic event or a series of events can adversely impact their physical, social, and emotional well-being. As professionals who work alongside these young people regularly, what can we do to create a safer, more inclusive, trauma-informed environment that allows them to focus on their needs and goals?

This training is designed to help youth workers gain a better understanding of what trauma is, its impacts on development, and how to partner with youth to provide an environment and services that do not re-traumatize, but instead, promote safety, transparency, and inclusivity through a Trauma-Informed Care approach. Additionally, this training is inclusive of youth and young adult experience including homelessness and will incorporate discussion of how Trauma-Informed Care techniques can support positive outcomes for youth development, including promoting pro-social and pro-health goals such as the prevention of unintended pregnancies and new STI/HIV infections.

Training objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of what trauma is and the long-lasting behavioral effects
  • Dive into the importance and impact of the language used while working with someone who has experienced trauma
  • Better understand the term “Trauma-Informed Care” and its relevance in organizational policies, procedures, and individual practices
  • Learn techniques for how to utilize our increased knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care and how to implement them in the direct work we do with higher risk youth
  • Explore how the implementation of a Trauma-Informed Care approach can be used as a harm reduction tool, such as in the prevention of new STI/HIV infections


Do you work with or otherwise mentor a young person who may be interested in learning the skills associated with participating in this training alongside you? Email for more info!

This training opportunity is presented by New Beginnings, Inc., with support from the Maine Department of Education. Staff of youth-serving agencies and alternative schools are welcome to apply!

This training is held in-person in Auburn, ME, at a location to be disclosed to accepted applicants. Small bites, beverages, and free parking will be provided on site.

Don’t wait, apply today as space is limited! 

Certificates of Attendance will be provided upon completion of the entire training

***Please do not apply unless you can attend the entirety of this training without contacting first.***

Training Application

Applications are closed for this event.

For more information contact:
Kelly Colbath

Kelly Colbath

Prevention & Training Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: Application priority will be given to youth workers and staff from youth/social service agencies, residential programs, and alternative schools who work with teens and young adults at high risk for negative health outcomes or homelessness/out of home placements. Adults/educators who do not currently work directly with these youth (e.g. primarily work with younger adolescents, children, lower-risk populations, or in program administration) may submit an application request but will likely be placed on the waiting list until after the application deadline, and contacted as space allows.