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Aug 11, 2015

Free Street Outreach Training August 16

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015

Time: 2 pm - 5 pm

Location: Downtown Portland

Cost: Free

Yellow Brick Road is hosting a free training event on Sunday, August 16, open to anyone in the community over age 18. The event will run from 2 to 5 pm with a light lunch provided.

Meet our Outreach Specialist trainers Neal Sand and Bettina Souders who will provide an introduction to the concepts of Trauma Informed Care and Vicarious Trauma. We will discuss:

  • How do we put Trauma Informed Care into practice? 
  • How is past trauma reactivated or triggered? 
  • How can you recognize when someone is being triggered? 
  • What is Vicarious Trauma? 
  • What are the common misconceptions we tell ourselves to convince us we are okay? 
  • How can we implement sustainable self-care practices in our lives? 

We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to learn more about street outreach, volunteer opportunities and other topics related to youth homelessness, poverty, exploitation and social justice.

Seating is limited, please RSVP to dlundberg@janusyouth.org to reserve your spot and get the address.

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