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.