Online Workshops

Trauma-Informed Practice: Bridging Theory & Practice Through Social Justice & Strength Based Approaches

Workshop: Monday, October 30, 2023 @ 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Follow-Up Debrief Session:  November 13, 2023 | 12:00-1:30pm ET

This workshop builds upon the webinar Trauma Informed Practice : A Social Justice and Strength-Based Perspective. Participants will delve deeper into nuanced, complexities and liberating potentials of trauma-informed practice. The workshop will be interactive, scenario based and will embody trauma-informed strategies. Participants will be more reflective and confident in bridging theory in practice on a micro, mezzo and macro level. This workshop will aim to foster a sense of community, connection, an exchange of resources and insight into one's own lived experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Deepen theoretical concepts of trauma informed practice into practice
  • Feel more confident and skilled in working with persons and communities who have experienced trauma
  • Explore meaningful ways to implement trauma informed practice from a social justice and strength based approach
  • Gain confidence in applying trauma-informed tools and strategies from a micro, mezzo and macro lens
  • Reflection and insight into one’s own individual trauma experiences and how that impacts the work
  • Explore how to sustain oneself in the work while witnessing and holding suffering
  • Participants will experience a sense of community while they grapple with the complexities of implementing trauma-informed practice and principle

Presented by: Karine Silverwoman, MSW, RSW


  • Early Bird OASW Members: $179 +HST until October 6, 2023
  • Non-member: $299 + HST


If cost is a barrier to participating in training through the OASW Learning Centre, pricing may be made available on a sliding scale. Contact Lydia Fernandes at [email protected].

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