Course Description

Description:  Building on basic understanding of trauma, this course introduces the principles of trauma-informed care as implemented in a Peer Support relationship.  We include strategies and introduction to specific tools for supporting service recipients’ recovery from trauma, as well as strategies for managing vicarious trauma among peer service providers.  This training will include the opportunity to begin to practice relevant trauma-informed skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the principles of Trauma-Informed Care

  • Describe the components of Trauma-Informed Peer Support

  • Unpack Vicarious Trauma

  • Identify strategies for managing the impact of Vicarious Trauma

  • Practice the relevant Trauma-Informed Skills


Instructor and Project Manager

Andrea Boffice, B.A., M.A.

Andrea Boffice is a facilitator and content developer with a particular passion for youth and young adult peer support. Prior to joining the Institute in 2019, she worked in youth advocacy in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and still engages in systems advocacy and community education within Philadelphia. Andrea earned a B.A and M.A at the school of International Development, Community, and Environment within Clark University. Her goal at the Institute is to educate about the unique experiences of youth, foster cross-generational partnerships, expand the availability of peer support services for young adults, and to aid young people in their recovery.

Enrollment Options

This course is sponsored by Philadelphia Dept of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services (DBHIDS). To participate in this class you MUST live in OR work in Philadelphia.

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  • Free

    Free[Online Live] DBHIDS Trauma 102 December 5, 2023 9:00am-1:00pm

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