First Stage Trauma Treatment

Level One Core QoC Workshop Series

This interactive, engaging workshop series will explore new ways for participants to integrate trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive practices into their work and workplace. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice safety and stabilization techniques that they can then share with clients.

Learning Objectives

  • How to recognize trauma symptoms
  • Strengthen and build on trauma-informed practices
  • Explore how to create a safe and therapeutic environment
  • Learn about the connection between trauma and addictions
  • Review trauma-informed skills
  • Explore Vicarious Trauma – how to take care of you


Who should attend this workshop series?
This workshop series is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.

How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop series has been capped at 35 participants.

What is a level one core QoC workshop series?
This refers to a workshop series that is a part of QoC’s core curriculum and is offered at a more basic level, though it can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their experience in the field.

Do I need to attend all of the sessions?
Ideally, you will be able to attend all of the sessions, but you must be able to attend at least two out of the three. Attendees will receive certificates of attendance for participating in a minimum of 2/3 sessions.

Will these sessions be recorded?
No. These sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants. The session slides, however, will be sent out.

What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.

The cost of this workshop series has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Bursaries are available upon request.

Hourly Schedule

Thursday, January 21, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Part One
Ashley Davidson, Cheryl Robinson

Thursday, January 28, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Part Two
Ashley Davidson, Cheryl Robinson

Thursday, February 4, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Part Three
Ashley Davidson, Cheryl Robinson
Ashley Davidson
Ashley Davidson
Admission Co-Ordinator
Ashley Davidson started in the mental health and addiction field in 2013. She started her work in community treatment with individuals who were living in shelters or experiencing homelessness. Ashley continued her work through assessment and triage at an addiction community treatment agency for three years. Currently, Ashley serves as the Admission Co-Ordinator at the Canadian Health Recovery Centre. She is passionate about helping to create community and connection among the guests at the Centre as they pursue their recovery journey.
Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl Robinson first entered the helping professions over twenty-five years ago by working at a shelter for men experiencing homelessness. It was there at the shelter that she became aware of the devastating cycle of addiction. Cheryl has been offering counselling for individuals concerned with their mental health and addictions for over seventeen years and has been a registered psychotherapist since 2015. Cheryl worked at a community addiction centre for fifteen years before serving as the Clinical Director of a residential treatment centre for two years. Currently, Cheryl works at Hope for Today Counselling in private practice and offers presentations in the community to help reduce stigma concerning mental health and addictions.