Center for Trauma Resilient Communities


How CTRC meets its mission:

  • Using the current science of trauma resilience and organizational development, we move people from information to action.
  • We work with leaders to build a trauma-responsive and trauma resilient culture which helps to decrease burnout and turnover, increase compassion and accountability, and improve overall organizational health and effectiveness.
  • Workforce development begins with helping the “helpers” build resilience to chronic stress and exposure to secondary trauma while supporting leaders to implement structures for safety, self-care, and wellness.
  • Organizational capacity is built by developing internal trainers who help change the culture through our Train the Trainer curriculum, coaching, and certification.
  • Customized approaches fit your specific needs and help you move from trauma theory to creating trauma resilience.

Why we do this:

  • Trauma has a powerful impact on individuals, organizations, communities, and entire systems.
  • Organizations are impacted by chronic stress and organizational trauma and can become toxic environments that add more adverse experiences to those they serve, rather than being healing environments.
  • Such a working environment may have a detrimental effect on the care providers, leading to compassion fatigue, vicarious and secondary trauma, and burnout.
  • Our goal is to build trauma-responsive organizations that share trauma knowledge, understanding, language, practices, values, commitments, and culture.


Our model is flexible and customized for any audience based on your particular needs. CTRC can provide:

  • Keynote Addresses
  • Introduction to Trauma & Resilience
  • Introduction to ACEs
  • Trauma 101
  • Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction Training
  • Organization and Community Readiness Assessments
  • Cultural Mapping
  • Collaboration Mapping
  • Community Engagement Processes
  • Intensive Train-the-Trainer Workshops
  • Ongoing Consultation and Technical Assistance

For additional information, please click on the buttons below or email our staff.

Marni Eisner
Director of Business Development

Tammy Smith
Administrative Assistant