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.

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Find the right training for your needs:

“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: May 17 (Register)
June 21 (Great Circle campus, 330 North Gore, Webster Groves)
September 27 (Great Circle campus, 330 North Gore, Webster Groves)
Time: 9 am – 3 pm (Lunch provided)
Cost: $99 (5 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. Three 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 developmentally informed interventions that support regulation and increase educational outcomes.

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Managing Tough Behaviors!

Behaviors following trauma or toxic stress are often a result of dysregulation. And efforts to calm the person or regulate behaviors can be perceived as a reward instead of a consequence or means of accountability. Parents or caregivers can experience frustration and feeling as though he/she “got away with it again.” This workshop focuses on empowering participants to manage the most difficult behaviors using a trauma-informed lens.

Audience: Parents/Caregivers
Dates: May 22 (Great Circle campus, 330 North Gore, Webster Groves)
August 28 (Great Circle campus, 330 North Gore, Webster Groves)
September 25 (Great Circle campus, 330 North Gore, Webster Groves)
September 20 (Great Circle campus, 1212 West Lombard, Springfield)
Time: 6-7:30 pm (Webster Groves location)
Noon-1 pm (Springfield location)
Cost: Free
RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call toll-free 1-844-424-3577 (GCHELPS)

Have questions? Contact Leslie Wiss, 314-695-0708 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.