Register for Free Professional Training Series in Lake County

April 11, 2017

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to partner with the Lake County Prosecuting Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program to present a four-part training series for professionals who work with victims of rape and sexual abuse. The trainings will be presented by Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIII, Chief Program Officer at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, and will take place April to June 2017 at Tripoint Medical Center, Lake Health, in Concord Township.Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Professional Training

Northeastern Ohio Training Series for Continued Education in Trauma

Creating a Trauma-Informed Care System: A Training for Advocates


Kirsti Mouncey LISW-S, LCDCIII, Chief Program Officer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Topic Overview

An organization that is trauma-informed realizes the widespread impact of trauma on victims and understands potential paths for healing. This training series assists advocates across service systems, in understanding the prevalence of trauma amongst their client population, and how their interaction with clients can positively enhance the recovery process. Participants will build their knowledge about the effects of trauma on an individual and will develop ready-to-implement tools for use in their day-to-day work with clients and communities. Professionals will also be provided with valuable self-care tools that build resiliency against vicarious trauma and burnout.


Registration and parking are free of charge. Light refreshments will be provided.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who come into contact with victims of rape and sexual abuse in the hospital, social service, justice and community service systems.

Training Series Modules, Dates and Times

Module 1: Understanding Trauma and its Impact – April 28, 2017, 8:30AM-12PM

This interactive professional development training will lay the ground work for a trauma informed advocacy practice. It provides information necessary to understand the difficulties trauma survivors face and provides insight into why trauma informed care is vital in responding effectively to all clients, across systems.

Module 2: Understanding Trauma Informed Care – May 26, 2017, 8:30AM-12PM

This interactive professional development training will dive deeper into the trauma informed approach to help professionals better engage people with histories of trauma. Participants will walk away with heightened awareness and skills on how their interaction with clients, and the overall organizational culture, can positively enhance the clients experience and minimize re-traumatization.

Module 3: Building your Trauma Informed Tool Kit – June 23, 2017, 8:30AM-12PM

This interactive professional development training will allow professionals, in a variety of settings, to build a tool kit for use in their day-to-day work with clients. Little changes and simple techniques can go a long way to help clients feel empowered and supported.

Module 4: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care – July 13, 2017, 8:30AM-12PM

Learn, laugh and breathe with other professionals for a morning of self- care! This training will enhance participant’s awareness of how stress and burnout can lead to vicarious trauma when working with traumatized clients. This workshop will provide exercises, and valuable self-care tools, to build resiliency. Workshop participants will learn how to identify vicarious trauma in themselves and their work environment to create a better workplace for themselves, their co-workers and clients.


Tripoint Medical Center – Lake Health, 7590 Auburn Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077 (LCC Auditorium)

Registration Details

Email Peggy Grant at, or call at 440-350-2691 to register. Please provide: attendee’s name, agency name, address, phone number, email and CEU/CLE information.

Continuing Education Credits are available, depending upon professional certification. Continuing Legal Education is pending.

Registration deadline is 7 days prior to training module dates. Attendance at all four modules is not required but is encouraged.

Hosted By

Lake County Prosecuting Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program and Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

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