Below is a range of training videos related to providing legal and social services to low-income immigrants in trauma-informed and culturally appropriate ways. These trainings are available for EBSC staff, volunteers, and partner organizations.

Interested in a TIA Training for your organization? Email Owen@eastbaysanctuary.org

Trauma-Informed Training Videos

Trauma-Informed Approach (TIA) Training for New Staff and Volunteers

EBSC Support Services Program Manager, Owen Thompson-Lastad, introduces new staff and volunteers to the basic concepts of the trauma-informed approach and offers tips for advocates beginning to serve highly traumatized clients.

Trauma-Informed Approach (TIA) Training for New Staff and Volunteers (Spanish )

El Gerente del Programa de Servicios de Apoyo del Santuario, Owen Thompson-Lastad, les presenta a nuevos empleados y voluntarios los conceptos básicos del “método informado por el trauma” y ofrece consejos para los que empiezan a servir a clientes con mucha trauma. En español.

Trauma-Informed Approach (TIA) Training for Experienced Staff

EBSC Support Services Program Manager, Owen Thompson-Lastad, explains the basic concepts of the trauma-informed approach and discusses ways of protecting our mental health so we can continue to serve our highly traumatized clients for years to come. Unlike the “Intro” training, this one is geared towards more experienced advocates.

Trauma-Informed Client Work for Law Students

EBSC attorney Abigail Rich trains a cohort of law students volunteering on affirmative asylum cases. The presentation introduces the concepts of the trauma-informed approach and goes into depth on the neuroscience of trauma, as well as very specific tips for conducting trauma-informed asylum intake interviews.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (Melany of IRC)

International Rescue Committee’s Melany Puente discusses how to identify and respond to mental health crises in our clients. Topics include de-escalation and responding to suicidal ideation.

More Training

Interested in a TIA Training for your organization? Email Owen@eastbaysanctuary.org 

We offer training on the trauma-informed approach for any nonprofit organization serving the immigrant community. We can modify our training to meet the needs of specific organizations, but standard topics include:

  • What exactly does “trauma” mean? What do we mean by the “trauma-informed approach”?
  • How does trauma affect people’s behavior?
  • How can we recognize trauma in our clients?
  • What are some specific traumas common to the community our organization serves and to your staff?
  • Is the way that your organization currently provides services trauma-informed to some degree? Where is there room to change?