Trauma Informed Care Training

Does your organization work with community members that have histories in the justice system or are currently  justice impacted? Are you interested in building your organization's capacity around trauma informed care?

Trauma-informed care is an approach used to engage people with histories of trauma. It recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma can play in people’s lives. Trauma-informed criminal justice responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals. This increases safety for all, decreases the chance of an individual returning to criminal behavior, and supports the recovery of justice-involved women and men with serious mental illness. Partnerships across systems can also help link individuals to trauma-informed services and treatment.

The GAINS Center has developed a half-day training to:

  • Increase understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma
  • Develop trauma-informed responses
  • Provide strategies for developing and implementing trauma-informed policies

This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to community-based criminal justice professionals, including police officers, community corrections personnel, and court personnel, behavioral health professionals, and community service providers who work with justice-involved populations.

If you are interested in signing your organization up for a free 4 hour Trauma Informed Response training please reach out to Brooke Wagner at

Trainers in Clark County, Ohio

NameOrganizationContact Information (email)
Detective Kevin MillerSpringfield Police
Stephen Massey, MS, RA, CC1. Awakenings of Clark County 
2. Citilookout Trauma Recovery Center 
Abby GlaserEncompass Connection
Wendy DoolittleMcKinley Hall
Dr. Brooke WagnerClark County Department of
Tiffany J. WrightClark County Prosecutor's Office Victim Witness
Theresa ArnoldOhio Means Jobs Clark
Erin McEnaneySpringfield City Prosecutor's
Major Mike YoungClark County Sheriff's
Diana L. Padrutt, LISW-S, LICDC-CSMental Health Services for Clark and Madison

Training developed by SAMHSA’s Gains Center. Training supported through a grant received by the Clark County Reentry Coalition.