Trauma-Informed Supervision: Using What We Know About Trauma to Better Supervise Staff
Over the past 20 years, many organizations have implemented trauma-informed services for clients. However, trauma impacts staff as well as clients, and a trauma-informed approach to supervision is less common and often less explicit. This training explores the application of a trauma-informed lens to the supervisory relationship, as well as provides tools to manage the most common challenges of supervision. Participants in this training will be able to identify the impact of trauma on their staff, integrate the principles of trauma-informed care into supervision, improve their ability to give and receive feedback, and take a strengths-based approach to supervision.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify three ways that direct and vicarious trauma impacts staff’s ability to deliver quality services
- Define three ways to integrate trauma-informed care into supervisory relationships
- Name three positive outcomes for organizations that provide effective supervision
- Improve ability to give and receive feedback by using a Feedback Planning Tool