Upcoming Events


May 30, 2019 , 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether because of trauma, crises, or extremely rough days.

Please join us for a morning of raising awareness of trauma, vicarious trauma, and systematic oppression.

This event will be a foundational training and will address how we are being impacted by current and past overwhelm, crisis, toll, or trauma and establish concrete means for how to “keep on keeping on” both individually and collectively.

Learning Objectives Are:

  • Raising awareness of what contributes to our overwhelm – individually and collectively
  • Learn how to metabolize what we are exposed to and experience in such a way as to be able to sustain ourselves
  • Develop several concrete and evidence based strategies for being able to mitigate harm and to be able to thrive

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky’s talks offer a compelling mix of personal insight and cutting-edge research. Filled with stories, quotes, and countless New Yorker cartoons, they have been widely praised as both engaging and effective at conveying the cumulative impact of ongoing exposure to suffering or trauma.

Laura’s Ted Talk

What Participants are Saying:

“What an amazing speaker! Thank you for bringing this much needed training to Snohomish County!”

“Helped me find a way to frame/understand my work and its place in my life now and in the future.”

“The information of what we go through is helpful and accurate – Loved the task suggestions and tips.”

“These skills and this training helps me feel better about handling difficult and crisis situations when dealing with clients.”

“This is my 3rd time seeing Laura. As always she is so real, genuine, and clear (able to pinpoint/explain this issue). She lovingly calls us on our BS and then helps us find the real roots and how to really be kind to ourselves and change what needs to be changed in real ways.”

About the Presenter:

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades. Laura founded and served as director of a Spanish-language preschool guided by a curriculum in social and environmental justice. She is on the advisory board of ZGiRLS, an organization that supports young girls in sports. She is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Network, which supports the development of capacity to address climate change. Laura also served as an associate producer of the award-winning film A Lot Like You, and was given a Yo! Mama award in recognition of her work as a community-activist mother.

Continuing Education Credits

3 Continuing Education Credits from NASW WA: Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Counselors, and Mental Health Counselors.

3 OSPI Clock Hours for Educators.

The Details:

As the class begins promptly, please arrive ten minutes early. Those who arrive late may be asked to leave without a refund or credit.

Those who stay to the end of class will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will not be issued to those leaving early.

Electronic confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of payment. After registration is received, an Outlook Invitation with details and the exact location will be sent. Accept the invitation and we will know you are coming. If you have paid and do not receive an Outlook Invitation in three to five days, please contact us. We do not allow drop-ins.

Please contact the Training Department at least ten days prior to the training if you require special accommodations.

Cancellations must be emailed and received no later than seven days prior to the event. No refund or credit will be made after that date without prior approval. If we cancel the training, registrants will be offered the next class or a full refund.

Contact us if you would like to pay for the class with a payment method other than a credit card.

Email: compasstraining@compass.org