In order to support greater awareness and understanding of the very serious impact of trauma and toxic stress on adults and children, United Way of Deschutes County is sponsoring a Train the Trainer learning cohort in Central Oregon February 14-16, 2018.  During the two-and-a-half day learning experience provided by TIO (Trauma Informed Oregon), 18 participants will get hands-on experience that will prepare them to deliver the Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training to a variety of audiences and in a variety of settings. 

The no-cost training will take place from 8:30am-4:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb 14th and Thursday, February 15th, and from 8:30am-noon on Friday, February 16th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, Oregon. 

Space is limited and interested individuals must complete an online application and participate in a TIO delivered Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training and other pre-training requirements. 

Contact United Way of Deschutes County for more information and access to the online application by

emailing kati@deschutesunitedway.org or calling 541-389-6507.


Train the Trainer Details

Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is committed to increasing training capacity. The Train the Trainer experience has the potential to streamline knowledge, build a trainer community, and provide technical assistance and support. During the two-and-a-half-day experience, 18 participants get hands-on experience delivering the Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training. The curriculum includes:

  • Key TIO components to include when providing TIC 101 training
  • Opportunities to make the training relevant to you and your industry
  • Adult learning and facilitation best practices
  • Notes from the field, including how/when to modify the training
  • Opportunities to practice delivering a portion of the training and receive/provide feedback.

TIO’s Train the Trainer is not a certification program or formal endorsement by TIO, but instead an opportunity to inform your facilitation and training, and connect with folks who are also interested in implementing the training in their communities.

TIO seeks to support a cohort model of learning and future sustainability. Thus, we begin with a one-hour pre-Train the Trainer virtual call (scheduled about two weeks in advance of the Train the Trainer), to allow for Q&A and initial introductions. Following the Train the Trainer, TIO hosts three quarterly one-hour virtual calls, allowing space and time for peer support and troubleshooting. Additional cohort support, and larger Train the Trainer graduate support is also available through a private Online Forum, hosted by TIO.

Individuals who are interested in applying for Train the Trainer are required to participate in a TIO delivered Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training (please contact United Way if you would like to attend this training in January). In addition, it is helpful for applicants to have 1) an interest in the application of trauma informed care in programs and organizations, 2) content knowledge on the impact of trauma and stress on individuals and communities, and 3) experience delivering content to diverse groups in an engaging and culturally sensitive way. Participants are asked to commit about three hours of preparation time prior to the Train the Trainer, and are invited to deliver a Foundation of TIC to their agency or community within six months of completing the Train the Trainer. 

Objective: increase training capacity in the region


  • Provided by Trauma Informed Oregon
  • 2 ½ Days 
  • Feb. 14-16, 2018
    • 2/14  8:30am-4:30pm
    • 2/15  8:30am- 4:30pm
    • 2/16  8:30am-noon
  • Site – UUFCO, Bend
  • Free…with a catch
  • 18 participants  +/-
  • Cohort model (trios)

Participant Requirements

  • Vetted application process
  • Completed 3hr. TIO delivered Foundations of Trauma Informed Care (Contact United Way for training dates available in January)
  • Interest in trauma informed care in programs/organizations
  • Content knowledge on the impact of trauma and stress
  • Some experience as trainer/instructor
  • One hour TIO pre-training cohort conference call
  • Three hours of pre-training preparation
  • Commitment to deliver a local Foundation training within 6 months

Post-training cohort support

Not a certification program or formal endorsement

Application - Contact United Way of Deschutes County at 541-389-6507 or kati@deschutesunitedway.org