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Give an Hour California Training & Capacity Building Services

The Give an Hour California team has extensive training and capacity-building experience. These trainings are available to help your community or agency in a number of areas. Our sample training topics include:

Coping through Challenging Times:  This training is designed to address the ongoing challenges we are facing with the worldwide pandemic.  The training includes information on how to recognize the signs of emotional suffering, the habits of emotional wellness, and how to create a community of support.

Emotional Wellness Training, Peer Support: Emotional Life Skills training builds community peer support groups. This Emotional Life Skills® program delivers the skills and tools that allows community members to better care for themselves and those they love, enables all to build and access local mental health resources in their communities, and builds a community peer support network. 

Trauma 101:  This training is designed for community members and groups who want to learn more about trauma, how it affects individuals and our community in the aftermath of a traumatic event.

Trauma-Informed Care:  This training is designed for those serving individuals and communities in the aftermath of traumatic events. This training includes evidence-informed information on how to offer a trauma-informed response to those you serve.

Vicarious Trauma: To educate and support caregivers who may be exposed to or are experiencing vicarious trauma (compassion fatigue) VC STRONGER TOGETHER offers evidence-based Vicarious Trauma training to those in the caregiving community (training audiences include, but not limited to: hospital staff, case managers, community mental health workers, social workers, community-based organization staff). Trainings will include a self-assessment, the development of a care plan, and a practical application.

Additional Topics:

  • Peer Support (and program development)

  • Professional Boundaries and Ethics

  • Protective Factors

Contact Us and Learn More:

If you would like to discuss your training needs, please contact Lori Haugh, Program Manager, at