Trauma Resiliency Program
On October 12th, 2017 we were proud to announce the launch of the Wounded Warriors Canada Trauma Resiliency Program (TRP): a group-based training program combining the power of a team approach with effective, trauma-resilient skills development.
“I connected with new people and we will continue to support each other, I can’t wait for the next program.”
Trauma Resiliency Program Graduate
The TRP is an innovative Operational Stress Injury program that is aimed at helping serving members of the Canadian Forces, Veterans and First Responders who have been exposed to traumatic events. The Trauma Resiliency Program is a professionally facilitated program that helps participants acquire the necessary tools for overcoming the natural and understandable effects of traumatic exposure based on a clear understanding of the physical and social effects of traumatic injury. The program focuses on the value of hard work and the importance of peer recognition in transforming wounds into scars, and scars into roadmaps for resiliency. The initial program deliveries of this live changing program began with the first delivery in October 2017. The program was clinically developed by Dr. Tim Black and Alex Sterling, MA, RCC. Dr. Black is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria and he is the Wounded Warriors Canada National Clinical Advisor. Alex Sterling is a clinical counsellor specializing in group and individual approaches to treating trauma and she has worked extensively with veterans and their families coping with the effects PTSD in their relationships.
Trauma One (3 Days/10-15 Pers): Regulation for Recovery Training (RRT)
Regulation for Recovery Training (RRT) is a foundational trauma-training course for military, veterans and first responders who are interested in learning and practicing the fundamental skills required for recovery from injury to the traumatic exposure regulation system. In this group-based course, participants will learn the basics of post-traumatic stress disorder, including definitions of trauma, and introduction to the brain-based nature of trauma exposure regulation. Participants will also learn the fundamental skills of trauma exposure regulation, practice them in real time with micro-skills coaching and feedback, and learn to identify skills and resources for regulation. RRT will provide participants with the information, tools and skills to engage in Trauma Two: Advanced Recovery Training.
Trauma Two (4 Days/5-6 Pers) – Advanced Recovery Training (ART)
Advanced Recovery Training (ART) builds upon RRT to hone and develop higher levels of skill for dealing with more advanced trauma recovery. Participants will learn how to identify and assess their injuries with respect to severity and intensity, and learn to match them with the appropriate tools and resources for more advanced recovery work. Participants will identify one traumatic regulation system injury to work on during the course, in order to practice and advance their recovery skills. Note, Trauma Two – ART can be taken more than once by participants, but can only be accessed by participants who have successfully acquired the skills and tools presented in Trauma One – RRT.