Training and Consultation For Child-Serving Organizations

SaintA is proud to continue the growth of Trauma Informed Care with our Community Trainings and Train the Trainer programs.

At our site or yours, learn the philosophy and practice of Trauma Informed Care and trauma sensitivity using our Seven Essential Ingredients (7ei). Our goal is to help more organizations become trauma informed and employ best practices in their settings.

How Can Trauma Informed Care Positively Impact Child Welfare Outcomes?

Read a summary of “Trauma-responsive child welfare services: A mixed-methods study assessing safety, stability and permanency” by James Topitzes, Timothy Grove, Erika E. Meyer, Stacey M. Pangratz and Caitlin M. Sprague


Upcoming Trainings

SaintA is following current CDC and City of Milwaukee recommendations regarding wearing face masks. They are required in SaintA facilities including for all in-person trainings.

Introduction to the Seven Essential Ingredients (7ei) of Trauma Informed Care

Prevalence. Impact. Perspective Shift. Regulation. Relationship. Reason to Be. Caregiver Capacity. Learn the basics of these Seven Essential Ingredients, and discover how SaintA’s unique model of Trauma Informed Care will help you:
  • Describe the prevalence of adverse experiences and the scope of their impact
  • Define and respond to behavior from a trauma informed perspective
  • Describe how trauma affects the brain and influences development, learning and behavior
  • Identify factors that enhance the capacity for positive relationships for children who have adverse experiences
  • Describe how purpose, belonging and safety enhance children’s well-being
  • Identify techniques that enhance caregiver capacity and connect them to outcomes
  • Identify action steps to enhance trauma informed services
Trainer: Tim Grove    Cost: $120

Introduction: Seven Essential Ingredients (7ei) of Trauma Informed Care

Advanced Trauma Informed Care Series

This eight-part series of next-level Trauma Informed Care trainings dive deeper into the application and advance concepts of the Seven Essential Ingredients.

Trainer: Tim Grove    Cost: $230

Advanced Trauma Informed Care Series

Equitable Trauma Informed Care – NEW DATES COMING SOON!

Two of the most important and needed topics are trauma and equity. Each has remarkable potential to be a central part of the solutions we are longing for. If that is true, imagine what forms of transformation can come when the two topics are interwoven!

This training will explore the creative mixing of core concepts from both movements. Some examples include:

-PTSD (experiences that occurred in the past) vs Continuous Trauma (experiences that never end)

-State/Unconscious process and Implicit Bias

-How do we heal? Individual (help people be resilient) vs Systemic Solutions (stop the oppression)

-How do we heal? Clinical (therapy) and Task Shifting Solutions (everyone can be “therapeutic”)

We hope that you will join us for this new and exciting integration.

Trainer: Tim Grove    Cost: $120

TIC In Action

This year, we are introducing a series of quarterly, hour-long Virtual gatherings designed as a call to action, introducing and discussing specific actions people have taken to promote Trauma Informed practice across the country. These FREE sessions are designed to support people who have previously engaged in learning with SaintA, to continue their journey. Newcomers are also welcome to join the conversation. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask people to register so a meeting link can be sent.

Trainer: Tim Grove    Cost: FREE

TIC In Action

Resilience in Sports

SaintA and STRYV365 have developed a 3-part training series exploring the intersection of trauma and sports. In partnership with the Milwaukee Youth Sports Alliance, we are inviting any and all coaches to join us for what promises to be a provocative and stimulating series.

Session 1: What kids bring to the game: The prevalence of adversity and trauma

Session 2: What kids bring to the game: The impact of adversity and trauma

Session 3: New science, new strategies: Coaching towards resilience

Trainers: Tim Grove, Dr. Brandon Currie & Cody Hallowell;   Cost: $50

Train the Trainer Series

Get certified to train the 7ei model at your organization. By the time you finish all sessions, you’ll have developed a high proficiency in theory and application of Trauma Informed Care. And you will be certified to train others in the 7ei model and create ripple effects of change.

*** Trainers will be certified to train the 7ei model at their named entity (facility, agency, school district or consortium), and are only authorized to train individuals employed by this entity. Under no circumstances is the trainee certified to authorize others to train using the 7ei curriculum. Certification expires two years after training is completed, at which time the person must discontinue teaching 7ei until recertified. If you have questions about this policy please contact


SaintA may award one scholarship to attend each 7ei of Trauma Informed Care Train the Trainer session. Applications for people who will strongly impact the Milwaukee community will be given highest consideration as SaintA continues its work to help more organizations become trauma informed and employ best practices in their organizations. Scholarships are underwritten by the St. Aemilian-Lakeside Foundation. To apply please complete this scholarship application and send it to

Train the Trainer: 7ei of Trauma Informed Care

Want to become a 7ei Trainer? Train the Trainer is a great way to continue the growth of trauma informed care at your organization. Trainers will be able to provide ongoing professional development to current and new staff. This promotes a common language of trauma informed care that supports best practice for children, families and adults.

Trainers: Tim Grove     Cost: $2,500*

Train the Trainer: 7ei of Trauma Informed Care

Train the Trainer Recertification

Participants will attend a two-day workshop or a four-part virtual session in which they will be re-certified by a SaintA training staff on SaintA’s 7ei module of trauma informed care. Participants will enhance their knowledge about the underlying research and resources that support 7ei. Participants will be equipped with updated tools and resources to create awareness and inspire a trauma informed perspective in their agency or organization. Participants will receive opportunities for coaching to deliver the content effectively.

Trainers: Tim Grove     Cost: $1,000*

Train the Trainer Recertification: 7ei of Trauma Informed Care

Consultation and Coaching

In addition to our standard trainings, SaintA can provide customized one-on-one or group consultation and coaching services for your organization. Tell us about your goals and we’ll be happy to discuss options!

Cancellation Policies

Demand for training has been high; we want to ensure all available training slots are filled.

One-Day Trainings: You may cancel your registration up to 48 hours before the program. Your registration fee will be refunded less a cancellation fee. If you need to cancel fewer than 48 hours before the program, you may send a substitute from your organization or transfer your registration fee to another SaintA program of your choice that is scheduled within 12 months of your original event. Please note that if you don’t cancel and don’t attend, you are still responsible for payment. Substitutions may be made at any time; however, we appreciate prior notification.

Multi-Day Trainings: For multi-day trainings, you may cancel your registration up to 10 days prior to the training for a refund of your registration fee less a cancellation fee.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us via our inquiry form.

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