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Training Opportunities

Free professional development

KCHC and Pathways to Education, supported by the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, are happy to share the details of their upcoming Trauma Responsive Training Offerings, facilitated by Pathways to Education’s Trauma Responsive Training Leads (TRTLs)

Training sessions

Please note: Course 1 is a pre-requisite before taking Course 2. Below is information on the Courses for your reference.  More can be explored at

Course 1: Trauma Informed

Course 1 introduces CRI’s capacity-building framework for building resilience, KISS. Knowledge, Insight, Strategies and Structure describes our community’s learning and movement from theory to practice and how to implement evidence-based strategies into action. The training includes three groups of topics:  the NEAR sciences, a cluster of emerging scientific findings in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE Study, and Resilience; Brain States, the critical transition from Knowledge to Insight; and ROLES, CRI’s signature training on Recognize, Observe, Label, Elect and Solve, core strategies that take us below the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The key objective is to provide information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known.

Course 2: Trauma Supportive

A dynamic two-part, six-hour LIVE WEBINAR course will help to transform your organization, classroom, or family through resilience-based strategies. Using trauma-informed principles, the course teaches individuals to systematically create the positive environment that is essential to lasting success.

Attendees will learn more than 30 strategies and promising approach utilized by some of the nation’s finest trauma-informed practitioners. This will include strategies to:

  • Build a positive culture in the classroom, office, or the family
  • Foster resilience through affirming communication
  • Create effective regulation skills
  • Deliver compassionate and empowering discipline
  • Teach others about their own trauma and stress response
  • Develop trauma-informed conflict resolution skills

*Attendees for Course 2 must have taken CRI’s Course 1.

Registration links

Course 2: July 8th and 12th 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Course 1:  July 20th and July 22nd 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Course 1: August 3 and 5th 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Course 2: August 17th and 19th 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 

More information

For more information on these trainings or to inquire about booking trainings for your organization, please contact [email protected]

Film screenings

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Back by popular demand! The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area and Pathways to Education/KCHC is pleased to host several virtual screenings of this powerful documentary. The film is one hour and will be followed by a panel discussion. Resilience is a powerful documentary showing how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be linked to several chronic mental and physical conditions and affect our social well-being. It explores how we can put this breakthrough science into action to address what seem like intractable, unsolvable social and health problems. A preview of the movie is available. Watching the film and panel discussion is a great introduction to the trainings listed above.

Dates and links:

Thursday, June 17th @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13th @ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11th @7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 25th @12:00 noon