April 5, 2022—April 6, 2022.
Sharing our knowledge.
Helping our community understand trauma-informed care.
Celebrating culture & strength.
Uniting our community through learning and events.
Reaching out.
Empowering kids and families affected by trauma. 

Putting Theory to Work

Hanna Institute equips and empowers individuals and organizations with the trauma-informed tools they need to help people in their community. From comprehensive TIC training and certifications for individuals and organizations to large-scale program partnerships, the Institute works alongside youth and community to break the cycle of trauma and create a healthier and more hopeful future for all.

Staffed by experts in their field, and augmented by respected partners, the Institute builds on global knowledge while utilizing cutting-edge theories and practices designed to deliver applied knowledge on Hanna’s campus and across the country.

In 2020 we trained more than 500 people, from 40 plus agencies, with over 2,000 hours of trainings.

Join the Hanna Institute Summit

The Hanna Summit is an immersive, multi-day, fully virtual conference focused on learning and sharing new and proven approaches to trauma-informed care. Educators, community members and advocates, organizational leaders, government agencies, and clinical partners will hear from experts and participate in interactive discussions and exercises focused on healing-centered practices and models of resiliency. 

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Sonoma Valley for Healing Justice

Sonoma Valley for Healing Justice

Attention high school students! Are you passionate about healing justice and community accountability? Come learn resistance and revolutionary strategies in the form of SELF and COMMUNITY CARE!

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A New Community Health Initiative

Hanna is part of a new network of community leaders in health, education, and trauma-informed care that’s setting out to educate our neighbors about Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how ACEs affects the whole health of a person. Together, we’re aiming improve the lives of kids and adults and build a healthy community where everyone can thrive.


Hanna Takes a Stance Against Racial Inequality

We are outraged and mourning the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police whose job should be to serve and protect. This terrible act illustrates once again that we are not all equal under the law, and that service and protection is not distributed evenly. 

As a community of faith, we pray for Mr. Floyd and his family, and for all victims of anti-black racism and police brutality who are mistreated and killed for the color of their skin. Now more than ever, we must look at the mission of Hanna Boys Center as an instrument for societal change through the youth, families and communities that we aim to serve. We are called to act with justice and stand in solidarity with Black communities as an anti-racist institution. Make no mistake, Black Lives Matter. MORE

How can we help our communities build the resilience that will help everyone, and especially youth, survive and thrive through adversity?

What are Trauma and Resilience?

What is Trauma?

What is TIC?

What is Resilience?

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Psychologists can help these individuals find constructive ways of managing their emotions.
– Adapted from the APA Help Center article, “Recovering emotionally from disaster.”

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and Trauma-Informed Practices are tools varied professionals use in their work helping survivors of trauma. By placing an emphasis on a holistic culture of health through collective physical, emotional, mental and spiritual safety, survivors can empower themselves to rebuild their life with a sense of control and purpose.

Resilience is a quality that allows us to adapt in the face of change, cope well with adverse conditions, and remain in present time with emotional equilibrium. Psychologists have identified some of the factors behind resilience, including optimism and the ability to regulate our emotions. Research has shown that many of these factors can be built through restorative practices.

 Partnership with International Trauma Center

ITC is dedicated to advancing nonviolent communication, social justice and trauma recovery. They do this by building the heart of trauma-informed care into social networks most impacted by trauma and exposure to violence. They are dedicated to excellence in the design and development of psychosocial and clinical trauma focused interventions.  

Hanna Institute partners with organizations like International Trauma Center and other leaders in the field of trauma-informed care to provide a range of training, events and outreach.

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