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Enhancing Trauma Awareness LakesideGlobalInstitute

The first course in LGI’s 3 part trauma series invites professionals to gain heightened awareness and respect with regard to trauma-related behaviors, and the consequences of being impacted by trauma that can extend into relationships, systems and across generations.

About This Course

Enhancing Trauma Awareness is a course designed to introduce information, concepts, approaches, principles and skills surrounding trauma in an easy to understand and apply manner.

Providing a rich and sophisticated exploration on the subject of trauma with an emphasis on encouraging professionals to become highly sensitive regarding the nature of trauma is foundational to becoming trauma-informed.

The new research on trauma provides us with startling statistics and critical information about the devastating effects of both simple and complex trauma.

Because of the profound effects and implications of trauma, especially in childhood, and the fact that trauma often is trans-generational, it is essential for all educators and human service professionals to be highly trauma aware and equipped to educate about the nature of trauma.

This course is for anyone - those with little exposure to trauma information to experienced practitioners who want to:

  • Be nurtured and challenged to grow
  • Learn new ways to apply information, concepts, approaches, principles and skills
  • Enhance and enrich pre-established processes and protocols surrounding trauma

What You'll Learn:

We expect to provide a foundational exploration of the subject of trauma with an emphasis on:

  • Personal Safety Plans
  • Three-Part Diagram
  • Trauma Continuums
  • Essential Brain Parts
  • Adverse Childhood Experience Study
  • Neurobiology of Toxic Stress
  • Epigenetics
  • Trauma Vortex
  • Brain States
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Memory and Trauma Triggers
  • Recovery, Resolution, Restoration and Healing
  • Risk Factors
  • Kinds of Trauma
  • Protective Factors
  • Vicarious Traumatization
  • Secondary Traumatization
  • Compassion Fatigue



Course Staff

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Diane Wagenhals

LGI Program Director

In her 30 years of experience in the field of family education, Diane Wagenhals has pursued a mission: to promote emotional health in families. Since 2003 she has authored 33 courses, each with an accompanying trainers’ manuals and trained others in critical concepts to achieve this mission for families and those who serve them.

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Marc Calica

LGI Trainer and Certified Trauma-Competent Professional

Marc is a child advocate and non-profit leader who brings 25 years experience. As Country Director of HOPE worldwide Philippines Marc established and led the mission to protect and assist Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances. He is the founder of the 501c(3) Children are the Greatest, an organization that mentors African American and Latino youth.

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Andres Celin

LGI Trainer and Certified Trauma-Competent Professional

Andrés has been in the field for over five years assisting, coordinating and organizing family service plans, campaigns for quality public education and bilingual psycho-educational workshops for students, parents and staff. Andrés is committed to advocating and implementing trauma-informed care and continues his efforts to provide quality information promoting the goals of Lakeside Global Institute.

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SaraLiz Gausz

LGI Trainer and Certified Trauma-Competent Professional

SaraLiz has been working in the behavior health field for nine years as a Mobile Therapist, Behavior Specialist Consultant and Parent Educator. Having worked with a wide variety of children and families from north Philadelphia to the Sacred Valley of Peru, she is familiar with the many faces of trauma. She is passionately committed to the goals of Lakeside Global Institute and to promoting holistic wellness in the populations she serves.

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Veirdre Jackson

LGI Trainer and Certified Trauma-Competent Professional

Veirdre Jackson is an entrepreneur, educator, and community activist with 19 years of diversified experience in education, family development programming, community collaboration, and organizational leadership. She holds extensive expertise in stimulating quality improvement initiatives, designing curricula and educational programs, developing community partnerships, cultivating leaders, and implementing professional development programs. She is the Founder/CEO of Living Strong: Consulting, LLC. .

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Marty Wolner

LGI Trainer and Certified Trauma-Competent Professional

Marty Wolner is a father, teacher, mentor, thinker and entrepreneur. Marty is a strong advocate for healthy relationships and education. He has been a motivational speaker and educator for more than 12 years. Being deeply committed to facilitating healthy relationships in his community, Marty honors and celebrates healthy families and the strength they provide.

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