Hope-Centered & Trauma-Informed Trainings


Olympic Community of Health and Kitsap Strong partnered up to provide a FREE four-part training, "Hope-Centered & Trauma-Informed: Using Science to Improve Outcome",

Kitsap Strong led participants through SaintA's 7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Informed Care, a framework for fostering safety, empathy, and collaboration. These are the fundamental components of true hope-centered relationships - the type of relationships that enable us to learn, grow, and reach our goals. The Science of Hope offers a complementary framework to help us understand goal-directed behavior and how to help people heal and flourish.


Recordings of each session are available below.


Session 1: Science of Hope - Overview, Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), and Prevalence of Trauma:

  • Introduction to the 3 components of the Science of Hope

  • Catch up to the latest news about TIC. Explore the debate about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), what they mean, and how to use this information.

  • Discuss the definition of “trauma response” and “toxic stress”.

  • Review local data on different sources of trauma and the community variation of prevalence of adversity.


Session 2: Science of Hope – Visioning, the Impact of trauma on our brains & bodies and Perspective Shift – Changing how we think:

  • Explore the power of visioning in goal-directed behavior. Consider the impact of implicit bias on visioning and expectation setting.

  • Dig in to how to see stress response and respond. Explore the many mechanisms that influence intergenerational process with a hopeful conclusion. We’ll also unpack the times we live in and offer strategies to cope and adjust.

  • “What happened” in lieu of “What’s wrong” is a great start but what comes next? We’ll explore more advanced concepts and strategies that create deep perspective shift. We’ll also offer real life examples of how it happens.


Session 3: Science of Hope – Agency, Regulation (social emotional learning) and the power of Relationship:

  • Explore the neuroscience of motivation and how we can build/sustain intrinsic motivation (agency).

  • Regulation is a necessary component to goal-directed behavior, hope, and healing.

  • Consider different strategies for building regulation skills and discuss ideas for modeling, coaching, and creating opportunities to practice regulation skills through co-regulation.

  • Everyone says relationships are essential, but together we will consider the power of hope-building relationships.

  • How can we create relationships, especially when people have a history of being hurt in relationship?


Session 4: Science of Hope – Pathway Thinking, finding your Reason to be and moving from “self-care” to Caregiver Capacity:

  • Pathway thinking starts with empathy. How do we connect with the people we are serving and help them recognize us as a pathway towards their goals?

  • We’ll discuss how trauma can injure the soul and what can be done to restore purpose.

  • Like trauma, understanding and creating capacity is complicated. Working hard to avoid oversimplifications like “make time for you”, we’ll unpack the complexity and discuss strategies from multiple angles.


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