Programs & Services

Trauma Training

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NorWest’s Community Trauma Response Team offers a two day training in Psychological First Aid and Post-traumatic Stress Management.

PTSM and PFA is a crisis intervention model that teaches customized interventions to individuals and community groups who have experienced a psychological trauma. This trauma or crisis can include community or school violence, suicide and any other critical incident. This training will equip individuals, groups and communities to restore adaptive functioning and promotes coping by using a care continuum. This includes immediate needs assessments, stabilization and continues through to group work utilizing holistic methods like grounding and mindfulness techniques and self-care. This training is appropriate for service providers to use in their everyday work.

The NorWest Trauma Team has been trained by Psychologist Dr. Robert Macy from the International Trauma Centre in Boston and have been working closely with him over the past two years. Dr. Robert Macy is a, clinical psychologist, traumatologist, and neuroscience researcher with over 30 years practice in the field of psychological trauma interventions, development and implementation of trauma informed care. He is a pioneer in the field of Traumatic Incident Stress Interventions for children, youth, their families and their communities exposed to traumatic events including large-scale disasters, community and armed conflict violence.

The next training takes place

Session Dates:
Thursday February 2nd, 2017 9:00-5:00
Friday February 3rd, 2017 9:00-5:00

Cost is $300.00
Includes refreshments, light lunch, course manual and materials


Boardroom, Access NorWest
785 Keewatin St R2X 3B9