Our experienced professionals at Roni LifeWorks Training Center in Tacoma, WA offer a variety of training sessions to nonprofit organizations.
Current training offered:
This training provides an orientation and overview to Trauma Informed Care.
Session 1, highlights how and why trauma manifests as it does and elevates the importance of and strategies to ensure we don’t re-traumatize the people with whom we work.
Session 2, you will take a deeper dive into Trauma Informed Care, utilizing practical and real-world scenarios to hone your interactions with people experiencing the trauma of homelessness. This training will also explore the intersection of Trauma Informed Care with issues of behavioral health. Attendees will be asked to bring examples of program policies, forms and other tools to workshop applying trauma informed care with their daily practices.
DSHS-Mandated Training for New Employees (8 hours - package)
New employees often come to agencies without this state-mandated training. We offer affordable packaged sessions on the following topics:
CPR and First Aid
This training provides basic information about blood-borne pathogens, prevention, and transmission. You learn how to eliminate health risks by learning to handle blood properly.
Basic Cultural Competency 101 (4 hours)
Advanced Cultural Competency 102 (4 hours)
"Let's Celebrate Differences!": Working as an Ally to Join Forces (WAJF) (4 hours)
This training teaches you about allies, how to find them and how to support each other within our collective struggles for equality. You learn how to celebrate differences and use each other's strengths and weaknesses to better serve clients.
Impact of Foster Care: Providing Support to African American Families (6 hours)
Foster care systems often are perceived as obscure, unfriendly and overwhelming. We highlight the fact that this system can actually benefit the family. This training outlines elements of foster care systems and how they impact African American families. This training includes an historical overview of how the foster care system has impacted African American families and how to effectively address existing tensions between African American communities and the system. You learn what to do and what not to do when working with African American families involved in the foster care system.
Color Preparing for the Foster Care System: Entry to a New Home, Exiting the
Old Home, Exiting to No Home, Reuniting to Home (6 hours)
Residential Advocates (RA Certification) (2 days, 8 hours)
hands-on training is for nonprofit residential programs serving adult or youth
populations. You will learn how to encourage and support your individual agency
and create meaningful activities for a variety of clients. You learn how to
properly file CPS paperwork and document incident reports for underage
Street Outreach Advocates (SOA Certification) (2 days, 8 hours)
session focuses on safety while performing outreach. You learn how to perform
accurate research, establish reliable networks in the streets, and address
issues of burnout. You are required to perform 3 hours of street outreach
before receiving a certificate.
Securing Your Program (Milieu Management) (6 hours)
Serving Healthy Meals for Your Program (4 hours)
training teaches you how to build healthy meal plans for your program and shop
for food on a tight budget. We teach you how to prepare low-cost healthy meals
and provide you with information on where to go to save money for your program.
You will be given an up-to-date list of
local organizations that offer free or low-cost food. All examples
provided meet the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) guidelines for menu
Applying Harm Reduction and Low Barrier Methods (5 hours)
Domestic Violence DV 101 & 102 (20 hours)
This training covers the signs, symptoms and impacts of domestic violence, including physical, emotion, and sexual abuse, and the various manifestations of abuse. You will learn about the cycle of violence and ways to identify an abuser, cultural competency, the myths and realities surrounding domestic violence, and the difficulties survivors face when they are leaving a dangerous relationship.
Impact of Domestic Violence: Transitioning Women of Color to Safety (4 hours)
training focuses on how domestic violence impacts women of color, particularly
African American women. We emphasize how to prioritize safety while addressing
cultural differences. There will be an in-depth discussion on the impact of
domestic violence within marginalized communities and the specific cultural
reasons some stay with or defend abusive partners.
Safety Planning (4 hours)
Legal Advocacy 101 (4 hours)
Legal Advocates are there to assist and support vulnerable clients through their legal proceedings. They are not attorneys. Their responsibility is to ensure that clients have adequate information in order to make secure decisions regarding their legal counsel. This is an introductory course into the basics of legal advocacy. You must complete advanced training to receive a certificate.
Advanced Legal Advocacy 102 (Certification) (8 hours)
In this interactive workshop, legal professionals present and discuss their experiences regarding domestic violence and the law. You will get firsthand accounts of legal advocacy for domestic violence survivors.
Case Managing 101 (Certification)
managers are responsible for the assessment, evaluation, and service
coordination of individual client and family cases. Often, case managers are
undertrained when it comes to documentation and case write-ups. What models are you using to consistently
document cases? How do you follow up with new and repeat clients? In
this workshop, you get to address these questions and more, while developing
new tools for improving your case management skills.
Case Managing 102 (Certification)
Group Facilitating 101 (Certification)
in the field with more than 15 years of group facilitating experience leads
this training. You learn what makes a good group, certain types of
personalities that reveal themselves in groups, and how to work with difficult
or disruptive personalities.
Advanced Group Facilitating 102 (Certification)
How to Avoid Burnout and Recover
to the Mayo Clinic, job burnout is when
you are so emotionally, physically, or mentally exhausted that you begin
doubting your competency. This workshop helps you identify the signs and red flags of burnout.
Burnout often appears in a cyclical pattern. It is more serious than ordinary exhaustion
from a hard day's work. Burnout can have significant psychological impacts on
you and those around you. Through interactive discussions, you will learn how
to determine burnout and how to address it. You will practice implementing personalized
self-care routines to recover from and prevent burnout.
Circle of Affirmation: All About Soothing Music and Meditation!
hands-on training session teaches you how to be a better self-care
practitioner. We emphasize building resources and healthy habits. As a group,
we work together to create lists of resources and methods for self-care that are
tailored to your specific needs.