Summer Series Fostering Wellness & Resiliency


Continuous Quality Improvement Training Webinars

Customized Consultation

Wednesdays July 19th  July 26th 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time Zone

 August 9th, 2017 9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Pacific Standard Time

REGISTER HERE TODAY: $60.00 for all three days of virtual accessible training


Evidence based interventions working with parents with children overcoming trauma

Bakahia S. Madison, PsyD, Chicago State University – July 19th

Summary: Trauma informed care practices and strategies to support professionals working with children and adults overcome adverse childhood experiences. This advanced training embraces guidelines and requirements from the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices and Fathers & Families Coalition of America not limited to: ethical and professional behavior, social justice, engage in evidence based interventions, engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in  practices to reduce the intergenerational impacts of trauma, "when parents do not understand the effects of trauma, they may misinterpret their child’s behavior and end up feeling frustrated or resentful.  FFCA has hosts this competency- based education framework to integrate and apply best practice knowledge, values, and skills to fatherhood practitioners, educators, health care, early childhood, Head Start and other professionals in practice situations to assist children and families. This is a purposeful, intentional, and training to address the wellness of children and community well-being. 

Seeking Safety: An evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse—with a focus on men

Lisa M. Najavits, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine,  -July 26th 

Summary: The goal of this presentation is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse (clients do not have to have both issues). In this webinar, we will focus on application of the model to men. Anyone who attends can implement Seeking Safety in their setting if they choose to. Seeking Safety teaches present-focused coping skills to help clients attain safety in their lives.  It is highly flexible and can be conducted in any setting by a wide range of clinicians and peers. There are up to 25 treatment topics, each representing a safe coping skill relevant to trauma and/or substance abuse, such as “Asking for Help”, “Creating Meaning”, “Compassion”, and “Healing from Anger”. Topics can be done in any order and the treatment can be done in few or many sessions as time allows. Seeking Safety strives to increase hope through emphasis on ideals; it offers exercises, emotionally-evocative language, and quotations to engage patients; attends to clinician processes; and provide concrete strategies to build recovery skills.  In this training, we cover (a) an overview of Seeking Safety; and (b) key points on clinical implementation.  Assessment tools and national resources are also provided. Learning methods include PowerPoint, video, exercises, and discussion. For more information on Seeking Safety see


1)    To review scientific literature on rates and presentation of trauma/substance abuse;

2)    To increase empathy and understanding of trauma/substance abuse;

3)    To describe Seeking Safety counseling strategies;

4)    To provide assessment and treatment resources.

Develop Effective Treatments for Current and Historical Trauma That Target Not Only Individuals

Also Families and Communities

Professor Edwin González-Santín, Arizona State University - August 9, 2017

9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Pacific Standard Time

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Los Angeles, California or Virtual Access

This seminar will go beyond theory into effective practices working with individuals and families for the fostering of resilience and healing around the continuum of trauma with an emphasis in the African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American communities. Professor Edwin González-Santín will teach with participants how to work with individuals in the three levels of Historical Trauma, Historical Losses, Internalized Oppression, Intergenerational Transmission, Microaggressions and Colonial Trauma Response. Participants will examine the effectiveness of incorporating healing methods with mainstream approaches that lead towards increased resiliency factors.