Individuals who are interested in applying for the Train the Trainer are encouraged to complete an application by September 1st. 

It is required for applicants to have participated in a TIO facilitated Foundations of Trauma Informed Care Training.

It is helpful for applicants to have:
1) an interest in the application of trauma informed care in programs and organizations,
2) content knowledge on the impact of trauma and stress on individuals and communities, and
3) experience delivering content to diverse groups in an engaging and culturally sensitive way.

Participants are asked to commit about three hours of preparation time prior to the Train the Trainer, and are invited to deliver a Foundations of Trauma Informed Care to their agency or community within six months of completing the Train the Trainer.

18 participants will be selected for the October 2018 cohort, and all applicants will be notified of their application status by September 8th.

Please note: TIO’s Train the Trainer is not a certification program or formal endorsement by TIO, but instead an opportunity to inform your facilitation and training, and connect with folks who are also interested in implementing the training in their communities.


A 2½ day Train the Trainer on delivering the Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training. The curriculum will include:
-Key TIO components to include when providing Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training
-Opportunities to make the training relevant to you and your industry
-Adult learning and facilitation best practices
-Notes from the field, including how/when to modify the training
-Opportunities to practice delivering a portion of the training and receive/provide feedback.

$350 includes training and 15.5 CEUs.


Wed, 10/24 8:30-4:30 *lunch provided
Thurs, 10/25 8:30-4:30 *lunch provided
Fri, 10/26 8:30-noon

TIO seeks to support a cohort model of learning and future sustainability. Thus, we begin with a one-hour pre-Train the Trainer virtual call (scheduled about two weeks in advance of the Train the Trainer), to allow for Q&A and initial introductions. Following the Train the Trainer, TIO hosts three quarterly one-hour virtual calls, allowing space and time for peer support and troubleshooting. Additional cohort support, and larger Train the Trainer graduate support is also available through a private Online Forum, hosted by TIO.


Portland State University
1600 SW 4th Ave, Suite 900
Portland, Oregon 97215


Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is committed to increasing training capacity. The Train the Trainer experience has the potential to streamline knowledge, build a trainer community, and provide technical assistance and support.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Ana Hristic (ahristic@pdx.edu).