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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Creating Workforce Resilience


Tim Grove
Senior Consultant and Trauma-Informed Care Expert, SaintA


Courage Track: Physical

As we venture into an expanded scope of wellbeing, this presentation will provide insight and understanding around trauma-informed practice and introduce trauma-informed principles that support a healthy and resilient workforce. This session will provide examples of wellbeing practices that recognize the prevalence and impact of adversity on employees and the community. Tim will offer a perspective on how a trauma-informed approach by wellbeing professionals fits well in our current economic times and why creating a culture of resilience allows all people to thrive.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Participants will have a keen awareness of the prevalence & impact of adversity and trauma on their workforce; especially in a time of covid-19 and a push towards racial equity
  • Participants will leave with universal strategies that promote workforce resilience


This session is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEUs) through NWI and NCHEC, and pending approval for SHRM.

Speaker Biography: 

Tim Grove has 25 years of professional experience in a variety of direct care and administrative positions including In-Home Services, Foster Care, Treatment Foster Care, Residential Treatment, Child Welfare, Community-Based Services, Quality Improvement, and Staff Development. As the senior leader of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) initiatives across all agency programs, he was responsible for implementing SaintA’s TIC philosophy and practices, including Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). He also created a TIC training curriculum centered around the Seven Essential Ingredients (7ei) of understanding and practicing TIC. He is a Mentor with the ChildTrauma Academy and a Master Trainer in Dr. Rob Anda and Laura Porter’s ACE Interface curriculum.

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