The Traumatic Stress Institute fosters the transformation of organizations and service systems to trauma-informed care (TIC) through the delivery of whole-system consultation, professional training, coaching, and research.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) highlighted Dr. Steve Brown and Alison Belevance’s workshop in a recent post on their Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) blog. NSVRC staff, Laura Palumbo, attended the workshop in Richmond, VA sponsored by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.  Here’s a sample. Follow this link to read the entire blog. Thanks Laura for talking up healthy sexuality to DV and SV professionals.

Building Healthy Futures Recap

A few short weeks ago I was able to attend an incredible training on Promoting Sexual Health Amoung Youth. The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Alliance hosted this training as a part of their Building Healthy Futures series, and it was awesome. The focus of this training was all about young people with two topics in mind: promoting healthy sexualityand healing from trauma. It was two days packed with prevention! We learned, practiced and envisioned together. This training was totally relevant to the SAAM 2014 focus on youth too. Healthy sexuality + trauma-informed care = a vision for success. Let’s dig into what this training covered and what we can do to strengthen our work.