This year has challenged us to more fully explore the ways in which arts can be a tool for recovery from crisis – whether as a healing practice, a spark for protest and change, or an antidote to the challenges students, teachers, and schools have faced in 2020.

Over the summer, arts education stakeholders from across the sector joined together during the ARC process, where they highlighted the need for trauma-informed programming to support students, peers, and staff as we navigate this difficult time. In response, we’ve partnered with expert practitioners from Chicago Growth Mindset (CGM), Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY), and Institute for Therapy Through the Arts (ITA) to develop the Trauma-Informed & Healing-Centered Training Program. 

With your input we designed this multi-month program to aid arts partners, teaching artists and program managers in understanding, implementing, and advancing healing-centered and trauma-informed principles and competencies within organizational and programmatic practice.

Learn more about session presenters here and explore course offerings below!

 

 

Part 1: Building a Knowledge Base

101 Sessions: Designed to build your knowledge base and introduce some of the most essential trauma-informed and healing-centered practices in the current landscape | Organizational Track: Designed for organizations to take a more in-depth look at trauma-informed and healing-centered practices | Instructional Track: Designed for teaching artists to take a more in-depth look at trauma-informed and healing-centered practices

  • 101 Sessions
    Introductory Session

    Join us for this introductory session to learn more about Ingenuity’s new Trauma-Informed & Healing-Centered Practice Training Program.

    In this intro session, you will hear from the expert practitioners that Ingenuity has partnered with to make this program a possibility. We will be speaking with collaborators from Chicago Growth Mindset (CGM), Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY), and the Institute for Therapy through the Arts on what you can expect from this comprehensive Training Program that has been designed to aid the arts education sector in understanding, implementing, and advancing trauma-informed and healing-centered principles, competencies, and practices.

    Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

    Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

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  • 101 Sessions
    Trauma, and Trauma-informed Care 101

    Trauma-Informed Care 101: Addressing Trauma & Building Resilience in Communities and Organizations

    This training will discuss the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, how ACEs and other trauma can impact health across the life course, and how organizations can utilize trauma-informed principles to build resilience and promote thriving across the lifespan in their communities and workplaces.

    Lead Organization: Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative (ACEs)

    Facilitator: Madison Hammett

    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Time: 1pm – 3pm

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  • 101 Sessions
    Historical and Community Trauma

    Historical and Community Trauma: Connections to Current Outcomes and Inheriting Resilience

    This pre-recorded training discusses the background of historical and community trauma, as well as how they can impact health outcomes just as strongly as individual experiences can. It also shows how these traumas have become integrated into the systems that direct much of our lives — education, housing, healthcare, and the criminal-legal system — and are perpetuated through implicit biases and explicit prejudices.

    Lead Organization: Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

    Facilitator: Madison Hammett

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  • 101 Sessions
    COVID-19 and Trauma

    This training will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and communities. Participants will:

    • Learn ways to discuss the psychological and emotional impact
    • Receive resources that support healthy individual coping mechanisms and self-care
    • Have an opportunity to process the systemic impact of COVID-19, particularly on marginalized communities. 
    • Learn about mutual aid networks and resource sharing channels communities

     

    Lead Organization: Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

    Facilitator: Jocelyn Vega

    Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Time: 1pm – 3pm

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  • 101 Sessions
    Impact of Trauma on Youth

    This session will aid participants in understanding the impact of trauma on the development of the brain and learning response strategies to build resilient youth and families. Session facilitators will cover adolescent development, childhood trauma, and resilience & recovery.

    Lead Organization: Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

    Facilitator: Kandice Manciel

    Date: Friday, December 11, 2020

    Time: 1pm – 3pm

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  • 101 Sessions
    Culture & Trauma

    Trauma has context, often with cultural and historical roots. This training will explore the relationship between trauma and culture by considering populations disproportionately impacted by trauma and the protective factors these communities have built to combat trauma. Participants will also learn about the ways power and oppression impact trauma and access to resources.

    Lead Organization: Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

    Facilitator: Jocelyn Vega

    Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Time: 1pm – 3pm

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  • Organizational Track
    Trauma Informed Supervision

    Designed for anyone who operates in a leadership/management capacity, this training helps professionals learn how to effectively manage and relate to individuals they supervise. Participants will learn to provide trauma informed supervision by learning about the way trauma can impact staff and recognizing signs of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma

    Lead Organization: Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

    Facilitator: Kandice Manciel

    Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Time: 10am – 12pm

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  • Organizational Track
    Building a Trauma Informed Remote Work Culture

    This training will explore ways to integrate trauma informed practices and principles into building a trauma-informed remote working environment. Attendees will conceptualize the traumatic impact of COVID-19, inequity, and the “new normal” on staff and their daily lives. Participants will also explore how to use the Six Trauma Informed Principles to create emotionally and physically safe workspaces for their staff.

    Lead Organization: Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

    Facilitators: Kandice Manciel & Jocelyn Vega

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

    Time: 1pm – 3pm

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  • Organizational Track
    Organizational Values and Trauma Informed Care

    In this training, organizations will examine the way trauma-informed care fits into their organization values, structure, and policies and practices. Participants will learn to create an organizational environment that supports program participants and staff alike.

    Lead Organization: Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

    Facilitator: Jocelyn Vega

    Date: Friday, January 29, 2021

    Time: 1pm – 3pm

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  • Organizational Track
    Crisis & Trauma in the Workplace

    This Crisis response training will prepare organizations and individual staff with the ability to respond to potential trauma in the moment and to access the necessary coping strategies and social supports in the workplace. Participants will also learn proactive strategies for trauma prevention culture.

    Lead Organization: Chicago Growth Mindset (CGM)

    Facilitators: Nilsa Ruiz and Rosa Julia Garcia Rivera

    Date: Friday, February 12, 2021

    Time: 10am – 12pm

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  • Instructional Track
    Vicarious Trauma

    This training addresses trauma and its impact on those in caring professions. Participants will discuss the “caring traumas” and learn how to identify and address the signs and symptoms of each. Additionally, participants will contextualize these concepts by examining the systemic issues that can contribute to them. Finally, participants will learn about ways to address trauma and promote individual and organizational self-care.

    Lead Organization: Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY)

    Facilitator: Kandice Manciel

    Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Time: 10am – 12pm

    Registration

  • Instructional Track
    Moving from Burnout to Wellness for Providers and Advocates

    In 2019, more than half of physicians reported experiencing burnout, and data suggest that other care provider professionals, such as educators, experience similarly high levels. The costs of burnout to care professional wellbeing are much too great to ignore, and there are emerging promising practices to review and consider for implementation. With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the burden on educators and care providers, it has become imperative for organizations and individuals alike to implement preventative and responsive methods.

    This session will include an overview of the history and current definitions surrounding provider and educator burnout, as well as an introduction to multi-level strategies for prevention and intervention.

    Lead Organization: Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

    Facilitator: Madison Hammett

    Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Time: 1pm – 3pm

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  • Instructional Track
    Restorative Practices

    In this session, participants will learn a range of restorative practices and strategies that take a relational approach to youth, founded on knowledge that includes equality, dignity, and the belief in all people. By building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships within a youth serving organization, staff to staff, staff to student and student to student, issues are more easily resolved.

    Lead Organization: Chicago Growth Mindset

    Facilitators: Nilsa Ruiz and Rosa Julia Garcia Rivera

    Date: Friday, February 5, 2021

    Time: 10am – 12pm

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  • Instructional Track
    How programs can Integrate SEL into instruction

    This workshop will demonstrate how to meaningfully integrate SEL into arts instruction. This workshop will provide you with the tools to develop your students’ social and emotional skills through the art programs that you already provide. In this workshop, you will be given tools to assist children in: (1) Recognizing one’s feelings and thoughts, (2) Developing a vocabulary for supporting students in identifying feelings & emotions, (3) Recognizing the impact of one’s feelings and thoughts on one’s own behavior, (4) Identifying and utilizing one’s personal traits, strengths, and limitations, and (5) Normalizing the expression of emotions and thoughts in a healthy way

    Lead Organization: Chicago Growth Mindset (CGM)

    Facilitators: Nilsa Ruiz and Rosa Julia Garcia Rivera

    Date: Friday, February 19, 2021

    Time: 10am – 12pm

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Part 2: Collective Impact Series

Designed to knowledge-share and co-source trauma-informed and healing-centered practices across artistic discipline

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