Health and Human Services Workshops

Understanding the Impact of Trauma

April 19, 2021 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Exposure to traumatic events in childhood is extraordinarily common. Although not all exposure to trauma leads to difficulty in functioning, research tells us that exposure to trauma and toxic stress changes people. Just as a physical assault on the body can cause bodily impairment, psychological trauma can result in a mental injury that impacts such things as a child’s ability to regulate emotions, attend to classroom activities, and/or achieve normal developmental milestones.

Community  Members $25.00 | Student $15.00

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Steps for becoming a Trauma-Sensitive School

September 14, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Schools have a great ability to prevent and mitigate the impacts of traumatic exposure on our youth. By becoming a trauma sensitive school, schools can become a protective factor for these students and increase the social and emotional and academic skills of the entire school body.

Community  Members $25.00 | Student $15.00

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Trauma Informed Teaching Strategies

November 23, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Expect Unexpected Responses, Employ Thoughtful Interactions, Be Specific about Relationship Building, Promote predictability and Consistency, Teach Strategies to "Change the Channel," + 4 more strategies.

Community  Members $25.00 | Student $15.00

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Moving Toward Expertise
5/20 & 5/21/2021 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Motivational interviewing is a skillset that takes time and practice to master, use effectively, and get to a point where it feels natural. This workshop is designed for the experienced practitioner who is looking to go deeper in knowledge and practice. In this workshop, you will expand your skills through demonstration of advanced application of motivational interviewing for feedback and further exploration, a focus on improving growth areas, and exploring the specific areas and populations where motivational interviewing is most beneficial.

Fees: $149 / Early Bird: $129 (0.6 CEUs)


Substance Abuse Counselor Program
Courses offered September - December and January – May

Interested in becoming a substance abuse counselor? This completely online, pre-credential education program sets you on the path for a substance abuse counselor career. Our substance abuse counseling program is approved by the State of Wisconsin and fulfills all requirements (360 hours of comprehensive specialized education) necessary to sit for the licensing exam. You could complete the program in less than a year and move into a new career. Credit fees: Please call for more information.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Conference
6/17/2021 | 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This annual conference focuses on keeping our minds and bodies youthful and healthy throughout the second half of life. Our 2021 conference will feature interactive and educational programming provided by our UW-Superior campus partners, including sessions on art and creativity, container gardening, healthy cooking, and low-impact movement. This full-day conference is geared toward those in the second half of life as well as professionals working with older adults. This programming is funded in part by the John Allan Kunz Fund for Reminiscence and Life Review of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Watch our website in spring 2021 for more details.

Please note that we will be carefully monitoring COVID-19 and will take any necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our participants, including postponing the conference if needed.

Health Coaching Practice - Online
Summer 2021

This certificate will boost your ability to help others meet their goals, whether you work in health care, a fitness center, an employee wellness program, or another related occupation. It will introduce you to a wide spectrum of health and behavioral concepts with focus on: behavioral science, nutrition, kinesiology, exercise science, screening and fitness assessments, client program design, and legal and ethical concerns related to allied health professions. You will gain the knowledge required of an entry level health coach. Upon completion, you will have met the main requirement to take the exam to become a certified health coach. Discussions with other students and your instructor and weekly assignments are all online and can be completed at times convenient for you.