trauma informed care training

Are you looking for someone to speak to your group about healing from Trauma and Trauma Informed Care?

Making the transformation to a Trauma Informed Care environment requires change of process, people and systems throughout your group.

As a survivor Juli Alvarado speaks from experience about the childhood recovery process.

As licensed therapist, trained in integrative trauma healing, and with a strong background in program management, Juli explores with you how a survivor’s journey is enhanced by organizational programs, procedures and legislative advocacy.

The trauma informed agency initiates policies, procedures and practices that identify, incorporate and remain sensitive to trauma history, symptoms, strengths and ability of staff and clients to cope with overwhelming emotion.

It is now an expectation, not an exception, that the trauma informed program recognizes and supports the experience of stress not only for the client, but also for those called to serve.

Helping organizations and individuals develop and provide Emotional Regulatory Healing as a Trauma Informed response is our goal.

We simplify recent research in neuroscience and help you to create non-intrusive means for creating an environment of safety, healing and empowerment that ultimately assists the client and your staff in making sense of their experience and move toward healing.

We will help you operationalize a plan for delivering trauma informed care, support you as you address your board and leadership for buy in, provide workforce training and increase community awareness.

“Juli!!! She’s so awesome. Every time I learn or am reminded of something great.”

“Very educational. Very healthy & positive. 100% on point for what I do.”

“Story telling -gave it a reality to the knowledge. Awesome.”

“Very informative. Information was well delivered.”

“Very informative. Puts trauma into a whole new perspective.”

“Enlightening, refreshing & always true & informative. Love her training.”

“The presenter’s humility, compassion and breadth of her knowledge was well communicated.”

“It was so nice to finally get some understanding of why kids do what they do.”

“Informative, empowered me to helping families.”

“Practical teaching -extremely informative.”

“Comes from a place of peace and love.”

“Engaged trainer, knowledgeable and helpful! Inspiring!”

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At Alvarado Consulting and Treatment Group we create unique trauma informed care training programs to fit your unique needs.


Our most requested Trauma Informed Care Trainings:

  • From Chaos to Calm: Introduction to Trauma-informed Care

A full day training, on-site, for all your staff provides an overview of trauma, its impact on social, emotional and behavioral presentations, explains what it takes to be trauma-informed, and provides strategies for responding to trauma in the therapy office, hospital unit, classroom or home. Brain Based strategies are introduced.

  • 3 Day Intensive – Trauma Informed Care through Emotional Regulatory Healing©

This on-site, hands-on, experiential training provides the framework, skills and supervised practice of Emotional Regulatory Healing© as your organization’s trauma informed paradigm. This training is specifically designed for those who choose to practice Emotional Regulatory Healing within the organization committed to sustainable outcomes. Brain Based interventions are practiced.

  • 5 Day Training of TrainersTrauma Informed Care and Secondary Trauma Relief through Emotional Regulatory Healing©

Beginning with our Trauma-informed Care Organizational Self-Assessment, this five day, intensive, experiential and on-site training is designed to prepare participants to not only practice Emotional Regulatory Healing but to provide a sustainable foundation for future outcomes through ongoing training.

Our staff support your increasing awareness and readiness to adopt the key components of a trauma-informed care organization including secondary trauma relief practices. We help you to identify 1)what you need to keep doing, 2) what you need to stop doing, or 3) what you need to start doing; and we provide the tools and strategies to implement immediately.

This is a yearlong consulting package designed to help you complete the assessment, review results, and develop strategies for implementation. Post training we meet monthly for a two hour teleconference as we review cases, treatment planning needs, policies, and procedures. Included are materials needed to provide ongoing training in Trauma Informed Care through Emotional Regulatory Healing.

  • The Complex Trauma Journey: A full day training on-site

How does trauma affect a survivor as they journey through life?  We have only recently been able to understand the holistic impact of complex trauma on a survivor.  Experts are beginning to openly discuss the impact of trauma on the brain, body and spirit. As a survivor of trauma who has embraced holistic recovery, my awareness has led me to a deep understanding of the impact of trauma.  I discuss my experiences with trauma by highlighting the physical, sexual, mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and parental impacts.  I also describe my recovery paradigm, Emotional Regulatory Healing, which is a parallel process of recovery for both client and provider simultaneously. Whether we have suffered and survived complex trauma or not, we are all in need of healing.

  • Ten Things I learned in recovery from complex trauma: 45 minutes; Appropriate for Key Note

Surviving a childhood of incest and trauma within the family provides an uncommon perspective on life.  While these experiences foster fear and anxiety, they also cultivate courage.  While this type of trauma makes it difficult to trust, the inner pain incentivizes the survivor to take the journey many don’t consider.  A survivor of childhood trauma can use awareness to break down the beliefs engrained by dysfunction and walk away with a new perspective.  I discuss the insights that I have gained through my own intense recovery work from a devastating traumatic past as well as healing from complex grief subsequent to the loss of my partner in 2014 after a gruesome battle with leukemia.  In this dynamic, short time, your audience will experience an emotional and intense view from the inside out; those who have not been through trauma will gain an understanding of those who have.

  • The Truth in Healing: 45 minutes, Appropriate for Key Note

Many conferences, symposiums, seminars, and trainings focus on Trauma Informed Care and Healing. Juli Alvarado’s Key Notes address the root-level dynamics that affect personal and professional well-being: Why aren’t I motivated sufficiently to make necessary personal changes? How can I find this motivation? How does my own life trauma affect my capacity to receive, honor, and serve the trauma of my clients? How does my inner-matrix relate to my capacity to serve others? How does self-care relate to my role within my organization? How can I, and my organization, become more compassionate, supportive, and effective in serving others?

  • Simply Healing Deep Dives: This is a small, intensive group held on our healing property in Boulder, Colorado

This group will encourage a deep awareness of how trauma may be impacting your daily life.  Through exercises which encourage an honest evaluation, we will work together to understand your current state of recovery, the places where you feel most affected by your trauma, and the areas you are most interested in sparking improvement.  We will work to let go of the old patterns and set intentions to unveil the path to the life you would like to lead.  We will also create a series of actions toward self-awareness that can help bring about recovery where it has appeared immovable in the past.  Through these steps, we will begin to uncover that which holds you back from the ultimate, peaceful self that is waiting to emerge. For more information visit Simply Healing.

  • The Legacy of Light: A parenting, full day workshop on-site: (this is also available as a two day foster/adoptive parenting retreat on-site)

Parenting is challenging for most of us. But for those who are parenting children of trauma, it is even more so. And, it is extremely difficult for parents, foster and adoptive parents who are also survivors of trauma within the family because we are left with no intuitive guidelines for successful parenting.  Through activities which promote an honest and vulnerable understanding of our parenting, we will work together to evaluate the current belief systems driving your parenting, the defense mechanisms you use to cope with your triggers and the impacts your children may be feeling.  We will also create a series of self-care actions to help you strengthen the boundaries within your family.  Once you have identified some new boundaries, we will create another series of actions for building a stronger relationship with your children.  Through these steps, we will work through the traumatic triggers that are keeping you from a life of more peaceful parenting.

Start today with one of our most effective programs listed above.

A few of our other programs:

  • Effective strategies for severe behaviors.
  • Neuroscience Made Simple – Brain Based Interventions for clients of Trauma
  • Compassionate Classrooms and Institutional Settings: Creating the trauma informed school or residential setting
  • Identification of Traumatized Kids: In therapy and in school
  • The Trauma Informed Parent-For foster and adoptive parents
  • Healing the Healers; A mindful response to secondary trauma
  • Servant Leadership: Trauma-Informed Leadership


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