MAX Academy Workshop on Trauma-Informed Care to Feature Expertise From Georgia State University


From Georgia State University:


Individuals who work in the helping professions are susceptible to being negatively impacted by the trauma of the people they are trying to help. In addition, COVID-19 is a specific traumatic stressor. Increased demand for services, customers’ possible trauma histories, and the impact of the pandemic can take an emotional toll on workforce development professionals and place them at additional risk for work-related stress.  


In this workshop, participants will learn about the impact of trauma on helping professionals, both personally and professionally. Participants will explore ways to manage reactions to trauma exposure and engage in a self-assessment of their self-care practices. Specific strategies for managing the effects of trauma exposure will be shared and practiced, and participants will develop individual self-care/wellness strategies they can implement after the training.  

We look forward to you joining us for this next MAX Academy on Tuesday, March 29th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM!

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At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:​

  • Explain trauma and its effect on behavior
  • Explain the negative impact of work-related trauma exposure on their personal and professional lives​
  • Distinguish between work-related trauma exposure and burnout
  • Identify strategies for self-care and wellness they want to adopt
  • Develop a personal self-care plan 

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This training will be conducted by the Professional Excellence Program Child Welfare Training Collaborative at Georgia State University. CWTC provides training and professional development opportunities for various human services professionals and organizations. Topics addressed in CWTC’s trauma training series include the impact of trauma on behavior, resilience, trauma-informed care strategies, trauma-informed systems, secondary traumatic stress, and self-care for professionals.


Debra Ross is a passionate professional with 30-plus years supporting individuals who have experienced trauma. Currently, she is focused on supporting people in building resilience through coaching and training. She has a wealth of experience in connecting with people of all ages in strategies for change.  Click here to learn more about Debra.


Both IAWP and NAWDP recognize training programs held through the MAX Academy as relevant training hours for their certification programs. Hours spent attending MAX Academy workshops can count as training hours for earning a Certified Workforce Professional (CWP) credential from IAWP and also as professional development (continuing education) hours for CWP recertification. For NAWDP’s Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP), NAWDP will accept MAX Academy training hours toward the professional development hours required for CWDP recertification.

This training with Georgia State University provides 1.5 clock hours of continuing education for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). These CEUs can also be used to fulfill core hours or general continuing education requirements for license renewal for social workers and non-core related hours for marriage and family therapists and professional counselors.


This workshop has been designed to enable interactive discussion with the instructor and among the participants on experiences related to trauma-informed care. To encourage maximal participation, this workshop will not be recorded. Registrants are encouraged to be logged on and ready to go promptly at 1:00 PM to benefit from the full 90-minute agenda. Attendance is required in order to receive CEUs or benefit from credit toward the aforementioned certification/re-certification programs.


This virtual event is free for MAX members but registration is required.

MAX Members: Click here to register.

Not a member of MAX? And you don’t want to miss out on this great professional development opportunity? We don’t want you to either! Click here to join MAX today. Or non-members can click here to register for this workshop.

Registrants will receive the Zoom details in a follow-up email from MAX confirming registration.


Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.

The MAX Academy offers professional development and capacity building training workshops to help workforce development professionals develop new skills, learn best practices, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.


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