Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency Workshops

14 Jul Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency Workshops


We will begin these workshops by exploring the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, using sexual- and gender-based violence as exampled of trauma. We will delve into the impacts of trauma on neurobiology, and discuss how science helps us understand symptoms of trauma in new ways. We will then look at trauma- and violence-informed care as a universal precaution that helps us to meet the needs of patients and clients more effectively. Using the newest research in resiliency, we will demonstrate specific client or patient skills building that can be nurtured through a trauma- and violence-informed practice. We will end the workshop series with practical information about local resources and referrals.

These workshops have been divided into two parts in order to enhance participant discussion, engagement, and reflection. Attendees will receive Certificates of Completion for participating in both parts.


Part One: August 11, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 PM EST

Part Two: August 25, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 PM EST


These are online workshops. All necessary dial-in information will be provided to those who register.

Facilitator Biographies

Lisa Clarke | Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre

Lisa Clarke is a first-generation settler, mother, and the Executive Director at Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre. She has worked in non-profit research, communications, education, fund and community development for over 20 years. Her interests include trauma- and violence-informed care, nurturing resiliency, violence against women, gender-based violence, developmental disabilities, decolonization, LGBTQ+ and youth engagement. Lisa is a graduate of the Masters of Adult Education and Community Development program at St. Francis Xavier University, researching public and feminist pedagogies, social justice education and transformative learning. Her original research explored the learning experiences of feminist public educators when facilitating conversations about consent and gender-based violence.

Mandy Hamu | YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Mandy Hamu is a Registered Psychotherapist with over a decades’ experience working with local community organizations supporting people who have experienced, and are dealing with the aftermath of, various forms of trauma and violence. She has worked with a broad range of individuals, couples, families and groups navigating complex intersections of oppression, trauma, and facing a wide variety of challenges. Mandy is passionate about engaging youth in topics of healthy relationships, and being a part of meaningful social change to improve the community we live in and the lived experiences of the people we serve. She is currently employed as YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s Director of Services, where she engages in anti-violence and anti-poverty work with the people accessing services, within the local community and in all levels of advocacy.


Take advantage of our limited-time discounted pricing:

Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants

  • Normally $39, Now $29

Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants

  • Normally $49, Now $39

Regular Ticket for Non-Local Participants

  • Normally $59, Now $49


Who should attend these workshops?

These workshops are designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.

Do I need to attend both sessions?

Yes. The ticket price includes both workshops. All attendees will receive Certificates of Completion for participating in both parts.

How many staff members from my organization or business can attend?

There is no registration limit.

Will these sessions be recorded?

No. These workshops will not be recorded in order to protect the privacy of participants.

What is your refund policy?

We do not provide refunds but can accept substitutions or offer transfers.

Who can I contact with further questions?

Contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.


The cost of this presentation has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members.