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Helping Everyone Every Time: Risking Connection

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:000 pm PDT

Location: Online


*This event is part of a monthly speaker series.  Please check out the other training events by clicking on Home- Upcoming Training.

Course Description: With the prevalence of traumatic events and the constant exposure to traumatic stories across the world, addressing the impact of trauma can feel daunting, but it can be done. Join Elizabeth Vermilyea, Ph.D., a revolutionary leader of trauma-informed program development as she explains how we can help everyone every time by implementing a trauma-informed approach to all aspects of care. Dr. Vermilyea will discuss how to help people recover from traumatic experiences through RICH relationships: Respect, Information, Connection, & Hope.

Become trauma-informed.  Become part of the healing.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how we can help everyone every time by implementing a trauma-informed approach to all aspects of care

  • Describe what RICH relationships are: Respect, Information, Connection & Hope

  • Discuss how to help people recover from traumatic experiences through RICH relationships

Presenter: Elizabeth Vermilyea, Ph.D., has been working exclusively with trauma survivors and the people who advocate for them since 1991. She is the esteemed Deputy Director of the Child Parent Institute, an independent consultant specializing in traumatic stress consultation, training, and program development. Elizabeth creates and delivers customized traumatic stress education programs and consultation to a broad range of professional, paraprofessional, and public audiences, including caregivers and frontline service providers in child and adult mental health, public and private school systems, sexual assault and domestic violence settings, providers working with the homeless, corrections, developmental disabilities agencies, crime victim assistance agencies, and substance abuse programs across the U.S. and in Canada. She provides substantive, interactive workshops on symptom management, compassion fatigue/vicarious traumatization, trauma-informed care, trauma-informed leadership, differential diagnosis, ethics, self-injury, trauma & addiction, and addressing trauma in medical settings. Elizabeth is the author of Growing Beyond Survival: A Self-help Toolkit for Addressing Symptoms of Traumatic Stress and co-author of Risking Connection in Faith Communities: A Training Curriculum for Faith Leaders Supporting Trauma Survivors.

To learn more about Elizabeth Vermilyea, Ph.D., please visit

Additional Information:

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Units.  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $20.

For additional information please contact Emma Edwards at

Produced by the Child Parent Institute in partnership with the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch and The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.