Build Your Capacity for Compassion.

Partners In Healing.

To support professionals, families, and communities in better serving grieving and traumatized youth, Uplift offers training on a variety of topics. All training can be tailored to meet the needs of the requesting school or organization.

Training can be modified to be relevant for the role of attendees, as well as for a desired focus (e.g., survivors of homicide, suicide, or substance-related deaths). Uplift places an emphasis on interactive activities and experiential learning in all training, with the goal of providing attendees with concrete skills and strategies that can be immediately applied when working with youth.

Currently, Uplift training for school staff, educators, mental health professionals, and students are hosted by a school or agency, with Uplift staff traveling to a training host site. In the future, we will offer on-site training at the Uplift Center for Grieving Children office in East Falls for interested professionals, so please stay tuned for more information!

To be added to the email listserv about upcoming trainings, please email katherine@upliftphilly.org with the subject line “Add to Email Listserv.”

School-Wide Professional Development Trainings

1.5 hours minimum

Designed for Educators and School Leadership

  • Review impact of trauma, complex trauma & traumatic loss on children’s brains, bodies & social-emotional functioning
  • Learn the fundamentals of trauma-informed care & essential elements for trauma-informed schools and adults
  • Discuss the role of restorative practices in a school and classroom as part of trauma-informed practice
  • Learn concrete strategies for cultivating safety in school and in the classroom for students exposed to trauma and traumatic loss
  • Understand how classroom management & structures can mitigate the impact of trauma on students’ learning

1.5 hours minimum

Designed for Culture Staff (Student Climate Staff, Lunch/Recess Supervisors, etc.)

  • Review the impact of trauma, complex trauma, and traumatic loss on children’s brains, bodies, and social-emotional functioning
  • Learn the fundamentals of trauma-informed care & essential elements for trauma-informed schools and adults
  • Discuss the role of restorative practices in a school as part of a trauma-informed practice
  • Learn concrete strategies for cultivating safety in school for students exposed to trauma and traumatic loss
  • Learn and practice skills for safely managing and redirecting challenging behavior

1.5 hours minimum

Designed for Educators and School Leadership

  • Understand how society, culture, and religion impact grief and mourning
  • Define grief and its potential impact on children’s emotional, physical, behavioral and cognitive functioning
  • Learn about how childhood development impacts a child’s concept of death & timelines for grieving children
  • Gain tools in speaking with children about death, funerals, cremation, their own grief, and potential triggers in the classroom
  • Learn about potential warning signs and when to refer for additional support

1.5 hours minimum

Designed for all staff, particularly those involved in school safety, culture & counseling

  • Define grief & traumatic loss, and its potential impact on children’s emotional, physical, behavioral & cognitive functioning
  • Gain tools in how to support and speak with students about an incident, their grief, and potential triggers at school
  • Review recommendations for making a plan to support students & staff post-crisis (before one occurs or in the aftermath of one)
  • Learn about potential warning signs and when to refer for additional support
  • Discuss adult reactions to a death and how to navigate your own grief in the workplace
  • Gain strategies for improving staff self-care and increasing support after a crisis

Trainings for Clinicians, Social Workers & School Counselors

2 hours minimum; can be extended to 2-4 hours

Designed for clinicians, social workers, therapists, and school counselors

  • Understand how society, culture, and religion impact grief and mourning
  • Define grief and its potential impact on children’s emotional, physical, behavioral and cognitive functioning
  • Learn about how childhood development impacts a child’s concept of death & timelines for grieving children
  • Review Childhood Traumatic Grief (CTG) signs and reactions
  • Gain tools in speaking with children about death, funerals, cremation, their own grief, and potential triggers
  • Learn an overview of Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) (available in extended option)
  • Practice sample activities to support children and teens who are grieving (available in extended option)

Community & General Trainings

1.5 hours minimum

Designed for community organizations working with youth in or outside of school

  • Understand how society, culture, and religion impact grief and mourning
  • Define grief and its potential impact on children’s emotional, physical, behavioral and cognitive functioning
  • Learn about how childhood development impacts a child’s concept of death & timelines for grieving children
  • Gain tools in speaking with children about death, funerals, cremation, their own grief, and potential triggers
  • Learn concrete strategies for cultivating safety for youth exposed to trauma and traumatic loss
  • Learn and practice skills for safely managing and redirecting challenging behavior

Fees for training

The fee for a 2-hour training and workshop within Philadelphia is $150 per hour per trainer, with a sliding scale for non-profits. Outside of Philadelphia, there is an additional fee for mileage and travel expenses.

Logistics

Training and workshops require access to a projector and internet connection, with the exception of Caregiver Workshops, which can be facilitated with or without AV equipment. Uplift can provide a computer if needed.

For more information or to hold a training, please contact:

Katherine Streit, MSW, LSW, M.S.Ed
Training Coordinator
katherine@upliftphilly.org
267-437-3123 x 1001

What Trainees Have to Say

"The presenter provided a great deal of resources”
"[The most important thing I learned in this training was…] to be aware of a child’s stage of development when dealing with death. Grief is a process that changes but never goes away.”
"[The most important thing I learned in this training was…] different ways to deal with children with trauma and really learned how to be there for that child.”
“I found the whole training helpful and resourceful.”