What We Do

Trauma-Informed Programs Designed for You and Your Community

At the Hanna Institute we design and deliver customized trauma-informed care training tailored for your unique staff, site, and client population, based on your needs and current expertise. Our bilingual and bicultural staff provide trainings in both English and Spanish and keep cultural relevancy and equity at the center of our approach. Programs range from single on-site workshops facilitating an institutional transformation over months or years. Many of our courses are approved for continuing education credit for a variety of professionals. The experiences and expertise that Hanna Institute staff and partners offer is unmatched, and training and curriculum are updated frequently to include best practices.  

Training is available virtually (asynchronous and synchronous based on organizational & topic needs) and in-person as conditions allow. Hanna Institute online learning formats meet attendee needs where they are and help take you where you need to be. From face-to-face courses to online instruction, you are in control of your own professional development.  


NorCal ACEs Aware

NorCal ACEs Aware

A network of community leaders in health, education, and trauma-informed care, spanning California’s North Bay and beyond, we’re setting out to educate our neighbors about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and to make screenings part of doctors’ routine exams.

Funded by a State of California grant from ACEs Aware an initiative led by the Office of the California Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services to give Medi-Cal providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs and made possible through collaboration with numerous local partners, NorCal ACEs Aware is improving the lives of kids and adults and helping build a healthy community where everyone can thrive.

Program Highlights:

  • Serving the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Marin, and Yolo
  • Trainings designed for Medical providers, as well as youth-serving organizations like schools and community nonprofits.
  • Developed in collaboration with regional organizations including St. Joseph Health, Santa Rosa Community Health, and many other great partners.

Sonoma County Equity in Education

The Sonoma County Equity in Education Initiative is dedicated to supporting parents and students in their drive to achieve racial equity in education. Built together with regional partners, the Initiative provides tools and information to help our community bring about meaningful change.


Program Highlights:

  • Driven by organizing partners United Way of the Wine Country, Cradle to Career Sonoma County, and Hanna Institute

  • A centerpiece of the effort, the Equity Pledge, is uniting students, parents, educators, and community members around this common goal.

  • Formed in 2020, the Equity in Education Initiative is currently building up resources to support equity in schools and partnerships to ensure equity is achieved.

Sonoma Valley for Healing Justice

In partnership with Sonoma Valley Catalyst Fund and On the Margins, Sonoma Valley for Healing Justice is designed to help high school students build up skills in the areas of social justice and community action. This valuable resource for raising up future leaders in our community meets on the Hanna campus.

Program Highlights:

  • Sonoma Valley high school students are eligible, with a commitment of three hours per week to the program.
  • The program is offered at Hanna Center in Sonoma Valley.
  • There is no cost to attend; participants receive an $800 stipend for the program.

The Institute not only produces major programs like those listed above, we also provide Training and Consultations to help organizations learn about and implement trauma-informed care practices. 





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