Throughout the year, Hanna Institute hosts training events and learnings series to share the knowledge and skills of leaders and luminaries driving the field of trauma-informed care through clinical practice, research, community programs, and advocacy. Continuing education units are offered for various professions at no additional cost.  Previous speakers include former California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. Explore upcoming events below and check back for future events.

Free Community Event Series

October 2022  – January, 2023 & On-Demand

American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the U.S. surgeon general have all declared what so many parents and caregivers already know –America’s youth are in a mental health crisis. Anxiety, depression, and suicidal behavior were rising long before Covid-19 but have skyrocketed since the pandemic began. Reversing these trends will require resourcing parents, families, and those working daily with children. Attendees will learn powerful skills from experts in the field that can immediately be put to work in the home, classroom, team, program, and community.

Sessions Included:

  • Managing Anxiety and its path Into Depression: Building Skills that Lead to Action Over Avoidance
  • Decreasing Suicidality Risk in Youth
  • Words Wound: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying

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Available On Demand: Regulate, Relate, Reason

Brain-Based Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children with Trauma Histories


0-5 is the most critical period of human development. This workshop will explain early childhood neurodevelopment and provide tools and strategies to support very young children in coping with trauma, led by Jennifer Silverstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


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