Sponsored by Resources for Human Development
May 8, 2019

RHD’s second annual  Trauma-Informed Care Conference, “Trauma-Informed Care in 2019: Now What?” will focus on a deeper dive into the practical application of Trauma Informed Care: one person at a time, one provider at a time.

At RHD’s “Trauma-Informed Care in 2019: Now What?” Conference, participants will:

  • Learn and understand the importance of changing individual attitudes and behaviors to facilitate a systemic paradigm shift to create trauma-informed organizations
  • Learn the key components of The Sanctuary Model
  • Gain an experiential understanding of the implementation and importance of Trauma-Informed Care from multiple perspectives, including participants, providers, peers, and payers.
  • Explain ways to create trauma informed spaces with limited resources
  • Identify new innovations in technology to enhance trauma treatment
  • Assess the benefits of using art, music and movement therapy in conjunction with traditional talk therapies in trauma treatment.


This conference has been submitted for 5.75 credits for the CEU by the PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. Approval is pending. Download agenda and details.

Registration  8:15am to 9:15am


Opening Remarks / Introduction  9:15am to 9:30am King/Mott Room

Panel Discussion: “Trauma Informed Care from Multiple Perspectives: Participants, Peers, Providers, and Payors”  9:30am to 10:30am  King/Mott Room

Break 10:30am to 10:45am

Keynote Address “What’s the Big Deal about Trauma?” by Sandra L. Bloom, MD   10:45am to 12:30pm King/Mott Room

Lunch  (provided outside King / Mott Room)  12:30pm to 1:15pm

Break Out Sessions: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Workshops A: TIC in Action

  •  “Creating Trauma Informed Spaces and Places”                                       Mott Room
  • “Peer Support in Trauma-Informed Care”                                                   Malala Room
  • “The Need for Anti-Racism Efforts in Trauma Informed Care”              King Room
  • “SMART: (Sensory Motor Affect Regulation Training) Program”         The Annex
  • “Men of Understanding”                                                                                   Fishman Room

Break  2:30pm to 2:45pm


Break Out Sessions:  2:45 to 3:45pm

Workshops B: Integrative Approaches

  • “The Value of Art Therapy in Trauma Informed Treatment”                                                       Fishman Room
  • “Trauma-Informed Yoga”                                                                                                                     Maya Angelou Room
  • “Animal Assisted Therapy for Trauma Survivors”                                                                            Mott Room
  • “Music Therapy and Trauma: Finding a way to express when words are failing”                      The Annex
  • “Considering Trauma Informed Care through an Occupational Therapy Lens”                         King Room

Closing and CEU/Attendance Certificates:                                            3:45pm to 4:00pm


Download agenda and details.