Trauma Informed Facilitation Skills for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners 

Trauma Informed Facilitation Skills for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners


Series Overview

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center and Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) are pleased to offer this four-session synchronistic distance learning course for advanced substance misuse prevention practitioners working in Oregon.

Substance misuse prevention program planners and coalition coordinators are responsible for creating safe, inclusive practices that engage all community members with a vision for a healthier community. Establishing trauma-informed (TI) meeting agendas and facilitation skills enables conveners of the meeting to promote wellness, positive connections, and healing while "getting the work done." 

During this Series, participants will take part in interactive discussions, the practice of TI facilitation skills, and integrate workforce wellness, foundational principles of TI care, and aspects of cultural humility. Participants will recognize the signs and symptoms of toxic stress for themselves and community members who have experienced both acute and historical forms of trauma. Sessions will Include the following:

  • Trauma-Informed (TI) facilitation skills: TI scripts for substance misuse prevention and reduction of harm, relational repair, feedback, and active listening.
  • Interactive discussion: Participants will explore how to prevent toxic stress, vicarious trauma, and burnout for facilitators who have witnessed, and work with others who have experienced acute, racialized, and historical trauma.
  • Focused discussion and practice: Participants will identify and practice approaches that support cultural humility, and well-regulated, confident, TI community-based substance misuse prevention facilitation.



This event is available to advanced substance misuse prevention practitioners who have been working in Oregon. It will be most appropriate for those who are doing facilitation of community prevention coalitions.


Session Dates and Times

Session 1 - May 4, 2023

Session 2 - May 18, 2023

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Pacific
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Mountain
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Session 3 - June 8, 2023

Session 4 - June 22, 2023

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Mountain
(View in your time zone here)




Steffannie Roaché, MS LPC, is an Asst. Professor of Practice at Trauma Informed Oregon and Portland State University with a focus on workforce wellness, equity and inclusion through representation and power-sharing within systems, and the promotion of resources that support healing for communities affected by racialized and historical forms of trauma. She has over 20 years of experience providing trainings focused on resilience, trauma informed care, and culturally centered practices, and nearly 10 years of counseling within group and private practices.

Steffannie has contracted with large and small organizations for workforce wellness, TIC, and DEI offerings and has successfully operated a private counseling and consulting practice. Her life’s passion is to work hand-in-hand with community partners to uplift hope, healing, and social justice within systems.

Steffannie enjoys reading and writing poetry; listening to jazz, fusion, and alternative forms of music; traveling nationally and abroad; and spending time with family and friends outside of work and career activities.



Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • Attend each session in the series. 
  • Use a web camera and have the appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session since this is not a webinar series, and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills



Up to 6 hours of continuing education hours can be earned in this series. Participants who complete the entire series will receive a certificate of attendance for 6 hours. Participants will need to confirm with their state certification board to determine if these hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this opportunity to others.


Registration Details

Register for Trauma Informed Facilitation Skills for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners

Cost is Free!



Contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering. 

Starts: May. 4, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: May. 4, 2023 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
May 4, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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