Trauma-Informed Training

Providing training geared to meet your needs

Being trauma-informed doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process that takes ongoing effort and training. Great Circle’s services can guide your journey – helping you move from trauma aware to trauma sensitive, and then to trauma responsive. In the end, you’ll create an emotional and physically safe environment that’s collaborative, fosters honest relationships, and advocates for and empowers those who need services.

Great Circle’s trainings are built on four elements:

  • Realizing trauma’s impact and its prevalence
  • Recognizing how trauma affects all individuals involved
  • Resisting re-traumatization
  • Putting knowledge into practice

Trainings are conducted throughout the year across Missouri and are based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT), developed by The ChildTrauma Academy.

To learn more about Great Circle’s trauma-informed efforts, contact our Trauma Informed Services department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (314) 695-0708.


Find the right training for your needs:

“The Neuroscience of Trauma and the 6 R’s of Therapeutic Interventions”

This one-hour workshop is an introduction to the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and how traumatic childhood experiences or neglect impact brain development. Learn how the 6 R’s are an effective intervention strategy and can be used across various settings to develop trauma-informed, practical approaches. Space is limited to 40 registrants.

Audience: open to anyone
Dates: November 16 (Columbia)
Time: Noon – 1 pm (Lunch provided)
Cost: Free (1 CEU available to clinicians/other health-focused practitioners)

Have questions? Contact Amy Zeder, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Understanding Trauma Through the Neurosequential Perspective: Clinical Implications for Treatment”

This six-hour workshop dives deeper into brain science and the effects of exposure to childhood adversity and trauma. Learn additional skills to help individuals flourish, and how to create an environment conducive to healthy development and build effective treatments that support positive outcomes. Space is limited to 40 registrants.

Audience: Behavioral health practitioners or those working in child-related fields
Dates: October 26 (Kansas City)
Time: 9 am – 3 pm (Lunch provided)
Cost: $99 (4 CEUs available to any registrant)
Building Trauma-Informed Schools: An Educational Training Program To Support Students & Schools Through Difficult Challenges

Great Circle helps schools or districts develop a specialized training program for classroom teachers, counselors and other school administrators. Four levels of training are available to help address trauma-related issues with students, improve the parent-school relationship, and give teachers additional skills to address behavior challenges and increase students’ learning capabilities. Additional school-focused services from Great Circle’s staff include in-depth professional consultation to address specific trauma-related issues, and conducting student-specific assessments to determine brain science-informed treatment strategies.