Utah’s Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is excited about being able to offer a 4 hour Trauma Awareness Seminar to all state agency staff and community partners.The seminar is a basic introduction to the area of trauma. It is designed for anyone who encounters individuals and families who may have experienced trauma, whether in the front lobby of an agency, while delivering home services or even passing people on the street.At the end of this seminar participants will be able to better answer questions such as:
- What is Trauma?
- What is the impact of trauma and how do I recognize possible trauma reactions?
- How can I be more effective in working with people with a trauma history?
- What can I do to care for myself as I work with people who have experienced trauma?
The seminar provides information but also practical, skill based application to a variety of work tasks.
The seminar is free but registration is required. There are two identical sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. To register for the session of your choice simply click on the link below.The seminars will start promptly at The seminar runs the entire 4 hours; thus, it is very important to arrive a few minutes before the start times. See the attached flyer for full info.If you have any questions you can call Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson – 801-581-3071.