Relational Leadership in Trauma-Informed Care

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Relational Leadership in Trauma-Informed Care

Discover how Relational Leadership practices can help increase psychological safety, collaboration, and empathy on healthcare teams.

Date Ended:
April 19, 2023

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Upcoming Event

Develop Effective Trauma-Informed Care Initiatives With Core Relational Leadership Practices


$295 (before discount)


Session 1:
March 29, 2023
Session 2:
April 5, 2023
Session 3:
April 12, 2023
Session 4:
April 19, 2023
Start Date:
Event Date:
March 29, 2023
End Date:
April 19, 2023

For teams to develop effective trauma-informed care initiatives, they need to establish environments where team members feel safe and where secondary traumatic stress is kept to a minimum among staff. In this course, participants learn the tools and frameworks to build safer spaces and better maintain their ability to empathize despite the demands on their energy, time, and focus.

As a participant in this cohort, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore your own values and practice sharing these values through stories.
  • Identify power dynamics that are present in any team or group.
  • Learn and explain what psychological safety is and why it is important.
  • Practice strategies to address power inequities and increase safety, collaboration, and transparency on your team.
  • Discuss how Relational Leadership practices can help individuals better apply SAMHSA’s six principles of a trauma-informed approach.


This cohort comprises four, three-hour sessions plus one hour or less of self-study each week. Sessions will be offered online on the following Wednesdays: March 29, April 5, 12, and 19. Sessions begin at 9 am PT / 10 am MT / 11 am CT / 12 pm ET.

Who Should Attend

This content is designed for those who are engaged in direct patient care.

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We are able to offer this programming at a reduced registration fee due to the generous support of the Cambia Foundation.

Register today using promotion code RL3823 and you will receive a $100 discount off of the $295 fee. Your cost will be $195. Please be sure to enter the promotion code during the payment process.

The deadline to register is March 24.

We ask that all attendees register individually.

Discover how Relational Leadership practices can help increase psychological safety, collaboration, and empathy on healthcare teams.

Contact us to learn more about our programs.

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