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Project Echo at Penn State College of Medicine Presents:
Project Reassure: Fostering Resilience for Adult Neurodiverse Communities

Register for this no-cost training hour-eligible series for professionals serving adult neurodiverse individuals. The eight-session Project Reassure ECHO series will launch on January 12, 2024, from 7:45 am –9:00 am.

This series will provide participants with strategies in supporting adult neurodiverse individuals struggling with anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic and building resilience. The curriculum will cover the basics of recognizing trauma, stress, and anxiety; fostering resilience building skills; crisis prevention; dealing with uncertainty; and changes in the adult neurodiverse brain. Professionals serving adult neurodiverse individuals, including immediate direct clinical supervisors of direct support professionals, group home managers, behavior specialists, and program coordinators, are encouraged to register and actively participate.

Additional details and registration information can be found on the event flyer.

All child welfare professionals in Pennsylvania are eligible for the following FREE trauma trainings facilitated by Lakeside Global, Inc.

If you have completed Trauma 101 and Enhancing Trauma Awareness, you are eligible to register for the Train the Trainer course scheduled for May!

Train the Trainer (25-Hour Course)

Participants who meet course requirements would be certified by Lakeside Global Institute as Adjunct Trainers with authorization to license and present Lakeside Global Institute workshops. Adjunct Trainers are also equipped to facilitate small group discussions. LGI’s Train the Trainers course applies the same approaches and techniques provided in course content. Participants can expect LGI trainers to maintain a high level of integrity with regard to processes of group leadership, management, and facilitation.

Enhancing Trauma Awareness

Enhancing Trauma Awareness (ETA) is a 15-hour course that is the first in a series of trauma courses. ETA provides a rich and sophisticated exploration of the subject of trauma with an emphasis on encouraging professionals to become highly sensitive regarding the nature of trauma as foun­dational to becoming trauma-informed. Professionals will gain heightened awareness and respect with regard to trauma-related behaviors and the consequences of being impacted by trauma that can extend into relationships, systems, and across generations.


If you already registered for training and did not receive a training link, here are your contacts:

Thursday, October 20 — 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Trauma comes in many forms. Research suggests that individuals with disabilities are two to ten times more likely to experience a traumatic event than the general population. The barriers individuals face related to trauma include increased risk of abuse and a lack of follow through when traumatic events are reports. This session will help to define trauma, inform providers on how to create a trauma-informed practice, and give an overview of empirically-supported trauma interventions from childhood through adulthood.

Presenter: Nicholas DeMarco, Ph.D. Director of ID Mental Health Supports, PMHCC, Inc.
Dr. DeMarco is an experienced behavioral health leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. His training was from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Enhancing Trauma Awareness

Seating is limited in this 15-hour intensive course that provides a rich and sophisticated exploration of the subject of trauma. Meeting every other week for 2.5 hours per session (6 sessions total), professionals are encouraged to become highly sensitive regarding the nature of trauma.

Participants will increase awareness and respect with regard to trauma-related behaviors and the consequences of being impacted by trauma that can extend into relationships, systems, and across generations.

Topics include:

  • Personal Self-Care Plans
  • Three-Part Diagram
  • Kinds of Trauma
  • Trauma Continuums
  • Essential Brain Parts & Brain States
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  • Neurobiology of Toxic Stress
  • Epigenetics
  • Trauma Vortex
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Memory and Trauma Triggers
  • Risk & Protective Factors
  • Vicarious & Secondary Traumatization
  • Compassion Fatigue

Four cohorts will be facilitated live by two LGI trainers utilizing a web-based platform. Three cohorts will meet in-person in Philadelphia.

Visit here to view dates and times for each option.

Scholarships valued at $1,000 per person have been provided by generous funders. Participants are required to purchase two additional texts for reading and discussion throughout the course (estimated at $70). Once registered, additional details will be provided to participants so they can order these texts prior to the first session of the course. Visit here to reserve a seat today!