Building Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities:

Monthly Educational Groups 2022-2023 

About This Course

A trauma-informed and resilient approach is one where communities, organizations, programs, and systems: (1) realize the prevalence and impact of trauma, (2) recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals, families, and groups, (3) respond by integrating the knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures and practices, and (4) resists practices that could cause more harm (SAMHSA, 2018).  These monthly workshops, both face-to-face and virtual, are designed to assist participants with increasing their awareness and knowledge of trauma, including psychological trauma and vicarious trauma, and the key principles of a trauma-informed approach. Additionally, these monthly online workshops are designed to provide practical and evidence-based techniques and skills for how ministers, community leaders, and mental health professionals can develop trauma-informed and resilient communities. 

The event is free however registration is required. Licensed professionals can receive CE’s. ​

*Minority Behavioral Health Group has been approved as a provider of continuing professional education by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. *

      What You Will Learn

      1. Participants will be able to realize the prevalence and impact of trauma.
      2. Participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals, families, and groups.
      3. Participants will be able to understand practical and evidence-based techniques and skills for developing trauma-informed and resilient communities.
      4. Participants will be able to understand practical and evidence-based cultural-centered and social justice techniques and skills for trauma-informed and resilient Communities.
      5. Participants will be able to understand an African-centered philosophy of treatment and education utilized to promote trauma-informed and resilient communities.

      Session Dates

      The workshops will be held monthly on Thursday from 12pm-1pm.

        October 27, 2022

        Introduction of Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities

        November 10, 2022

        Overview of Disaster and Trauma-affected Individuals, Families, and Groups

        December 22, 2022

        The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Across the Lifespan

        January 26, 2022

        Multicultural and Social Justice Techniques and Skills for Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities

        February 23, 2023

        Building Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities: An African-centered Philosophy of Treatment and Education

        March 23, 2023

        Building Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities:  Pastoral and Ministry Responses

        April 27, 2023

        Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

        May 25, 2023

        Crisis and Violent Behavior in Schools and Institutions

        June 29, 2023

        Training in Culturally Appropriate Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Management; Building Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities: Review of Case Studies and Discussion


        Dr. Taunya M. Tinsley

        Chief Program Officer, MBHG

        Dr. Taunya Marie Tinsley is the Owner of Transitions Counseling Service LLC and Life Skills Program that includes a ministry division, Love and Basketball Ministries, where she provides individual, marriage, family, and group counseling and consultative services. She is both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC).

        She has a wealth of experience providing appropriate personal and academic growth opportunities for those seeking to become professional master’s degree-level counselors as well as for those helping professionals seeking advanced or specialty areas of training and development in multicultural and social justice issues, spiritual and Christian interventions, and sports counseling/athlete development.

        Dr. Tinsley has distinguished herself as a scholar, practitioner, and writer, having earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN, and her M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration and College Student Development from the University of Iowa. Dr. Tinsley graduated from Duquesne University with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She has been inducted as a Post-Doctoral Member into the Yale Graduate School Chapter of the National Bouchet Graduate Honor Society which was based on her outstanding accomplishments as a scholar and leader with a strong commitment to promoting diversity and excellence within the academy. Dr. Tinsley completed her requirements for the Certificate in Missional Theology from Biblical Theological Seminary (now Missio Seminary) and earned her Doctor of Ministry with a focus in Prophetic Congregational Development Using 21st Century Methods, Establishing Strong Leadership from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.


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