Trauma-Informed Supervision: Using What We Know About Trauma to Better Supervise Staff

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Good supervision has been linked to many positive outcomes for organizations; however, many supervisors are promoted from direct care staff without training in supervisory skills. Gaining skills and tools to become a better supervisor is essential to creating successful teams, organizations, and ultimately good client care.  Additionally, 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 less explicit. This training explores the application of a trauma-informed lens to the supervisory relationship, as well as tools to manage the most common challenges of supervision.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how direct and vicarious trauma impacts staff’s ability to deliver quality services
  • Integrate trauma-informed care into supervision
  • Classify three positive outcomes for organizations that provide effective supervision
  • Forumlate tools to support moving from peer to supervisor roles
  • Restructure the ability to give and receive feedback
  • Design a plan for orienting and on-boarding new employees 
Ayala Livny, M.Ed.
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
The Verve Hotel
1360 Worcester St.
Natick, MA 01760
Contact Information
Gina Colon
(508) 752-7313
AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
Training Coordinator

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