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Danielle Vander Linden




Friday, April 23, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
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Andrew Galen 
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley 


Trauma Informed 101: Stress and the Brain

When the brain is impacted by traumatic events it changes how the brain can approach and perceive the world. Outcomes for this training include:

  • Understand the impacts that trauma has on the developing brain
  • Identify ways of understanding possible reasons behind an individual's thinking, behavior and their way of relating to the world
  • Explain how the functions of the brain can be impacted by stress and trauma

It is highly recommended for participants to have previously completed Trauma Informed 101: What is Trauma? What is Trauma Informed? or a similar foundational course.

This training costs $50 per person. Register today!

About the Trainer


Danielle Vander Linden is a Trauma Informed Specialist in Salem, Oregon. With ten years of experience working with at-risk children and youth in Oregon's foster care system, as well as adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Danielle was trained as a trainer in the Sanctuary Model, an organizational approach of trauma informed practices. This model uses a trauma informed approach to assist organizations in building a trauma informed workforce, which facilitates stronger collaboration among co-workers and sets a foundation for better outcomes for children, youth, and families working with these staff members. She holds a Master's degree in Special Education and is a Qualified Mental Health Professional. In addition to her formal education, she is trained in Collaborative Problem Solving, Restorative Justice, and Continuous Quality Improvement. She also teachers at Western Oregon University.

Participants will learn; how the brain is impacted by traumatic events and how those changes can affect how we learn and perceive the world, how to avoid retraumitizing individuals, and how developing a system of care and culture of awareness can lead to larger success.