Offering Hope to the Hurting

The Richmont Institute of Trauma and Recovery provides specialized training and resources for professionals working with trauma victims and survivors.

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Upcoming  Trainings

Fall 2018

Compassion Fatigue Educator – September 21st, 2018 8:30 – 5pm

Richmont Graduate University – Chattanooga Campus 

Cost: $80.00 Students/120.00 Professionals

The Compassion Fatigue Educator training emphasizes self-care strategies for those working in short term and long term disaster and traumatic environments. Emphasis is placed on skills acquisition for self-regulation of mood, and self-monitoring. Recommended for mental health professions, first responders, and volunteers.

Required for Compassion Fatigue Educator and Richmont Trauma Response Team Certifications

Compassion Fatigue Therapist – September 22st, 2018 8:30 – 5pm

Richmont Graduate University – Chattanooga Campus 

Cost: $80.00 Students/120.00 Professionals

This Compassion Fatigue Therapist training course builds on the Compassion Fatigue Educator course to be able to monitor and care for those responding or working with crisis, disaster, terrorism, or chronic trauma. Assessment and practical skill are emphasized with self-care and wellness strategies for continuing effective intervention.

Required for Compassion Fatigue Therapist and Richmont Trauma Response Team Certifications

Psychological First Aid – September 28th, 2018 8:30 – 5pm

Richmont Graduate University – Atlanta Campus 

Cost: $80.00 Students/120.00 Professionals

The focus of psychological first aid is to understand the wide range of needs of survivors across the developmental life span. Emphasis is placed on cultural awareness, flexible methodology, and research best practices

Required for Richmont Trauma Response Team Certification

Grief & Loss – September 29th, 2018 8:30 – 5pm

Richmont Graduate University – Atlanta Campus 

Cost: $80.00 Students/120.00 Professionals

This course focuses on clearly understanding the differences between grief and the multiplicity of loss. Emphasis is placed on intervention strategies for working with survivors of trauma and understand the emotional and behavioral signs of recovery.

Assessment & Treatment of PTSD – October 19th, 2018 8:30 – 5pm

Richmont Graduate University – Atlanta Campus 

Cost: $80.00 Students/120.00 Professionals

The focus of psychological first aid is to understand the wide range of needs of survivors across the developmental life span. Emphasis is placed on cultural awareness, flexible methodology, and research best practices

Domestic Violence Intervention & Treatment – October 20th, 2018 8:30 – 5pm

Richmont Graduate University – Atlanta Campus 

Cost: $80.00 Students/120.00 Professionals

This course focuses on clearly understanding the differences between grief and the multiplicity of loss. Emphasis is placed on intervention strategies for working with survivors of trauma and understand the emotional and behavioral signs of recovery.

Disaster Trauma – October 26th& 27 th, 2018 8:30 – 5pm

Richmont Graduate University – Atlanta Campus 

Cost: $160.00 Students/$240.00 Professionals

This course is designed to offer knowledge and skills necessary to lessen the negative impact on individuals and families in the aftermath of a natural or human caused disaster or critical incident. The training emphasis is placed on stages of disaster working within the incident command system and the needs of survivors. Practical application and response is highlighted.

Required for Green Cross Field Traumatologist and Richmont Trauma Response Team Certifications

Trauma Care Journal

Experiencing Charlottesville

Experiencing Charlottesville as a counselor was humbling. It was humbling to have been given the opportunity, through the Green Cross, to walk into a grieving city of strangers and try to serve them with an unconditional agape love; to help them bear the weight of the trauma they’d experienced, with the hope that in some […]

Charlottesville 2017

Today we got to Charlottesville, Virginia when the sun was still down and woke up five hours later to start the day. We were told the weather has gotten a little cooler, not the blazing heat that was present last weekend, similar to way the city has begun to cool after the riots that occurred […]

Trauma Training at Richmont

The Richmont Institute of Trauma and Recovery (RIT) offers training and resources to professionals seeking specialized training in trauma, clinicians and first responders experiencing compassion fatigue, and help for individuals who have been victims of traumatization. The RIT offers a Graduate Certificate in Trauma through Richmont Graduate University and also offers training and certification through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. Richmont Trauma Response Teams are trained and available to meet acute trauma disasters locally, nationally, and globally.

Graduate Certificate in Trauma Counseling

Richmont Graduate University offers a Trauma specialization as part of its School of Counseling programs. The trauma counseling track is designed to provide specialized training for students who wish to work with clients who have experienced a history of trauma and/or abuse. This track emphasizes the understanding and treatment of “complex trauma”–trauma that typically began in the early, developmentally formative years and involved maltreatment by a major attachment figure/caregiver. However, these courses will also address the treatment needs of those who have suffered acute traumatic experiences. Richmont is partnering with national experts in the field of trauma treatment to provide training that combines understanding of biological impact of trauma, research-based treatment models, and faith integration.

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Green Cross Training

Richmont is partnering with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology (GCAT). Individuals completing the course of study are granted Green Cross recognition as Field and Certified Traumatologists.

The Green Cross Academy of Traumatology (GCAT) is an international organization that provides humanitarian relief in the form of trained service providers and traumatologists, most of whom are licensed mental health caregivers. When traumatic events occur anywhere in the world, GCAT is pleased to respond to requests for assistance from individuals and organizations. Richmont is excited to be a part of such a vital mission.

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Our Three-Tiered Approach

To Trauma Training and Treatment

Educate

students in trauma treatment through theory and clinical work.

Treat

those who have suffered trauma through the establishment of trauma centers.

Train

professionals to help people in crisis following traumatic events.

Failure to acknowledge the pervasiveness of trauma on the development of children and in the lives of adults is a significant threat to relationships, families, churches, and communities…Yes, it hurts, and it’s messy, but it’s what God called us to do.

Dr. Vanessa Snyder, Director Richmont Institute of Traumatology

Ben-Horner

As most people have experienced trauma on some level, I wanted to learn how to be sensitive and support people in tough places. Not only that, but to walk alongside them as they write the rest of their story-acknowledging but not confined by the past.

Ben Horner, Richmont Graduate