Training Calendar



Using a Trauma Informed Care Approach with Ourselves & Our Clients
Wednesday, July 29, 2015; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Facilitated by Dr Carla Gaff Clark

This training is a repeat of parts 2 & 3 of ICADV’s Trauma Informed Care Training Series offered in fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. The day-long training will focus on Trauma Informed Care (TIC), specifically when working directly with the victim and when looking at caregivers trauma stress. This is a training specifically for direct service advocates, mental health workers, emergency response teams, police, and anyone who considers themselves on the front-line with trauma victims. Those who should attend include member program staff who missed one of the series, who have not participated in TIC, are new to the field or just would like a brush up again and have more exposure to TIC.

The morning session of the training will focus heavily on the client’s perspective, and on techniques to use when working with these clients. We will not be looking at undoing all of the work we have done in the past when working with clients, but will look at adding another perspective. The afternoon session will focus heavily on advocates and the stress and trauma they experience while working in this field. Secondary trauma is commonly referred to as “the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person.” It is a psychological phenomenon in which the caregiver experiences many of the common feelings and symptoms associated with victimization. STS can affect all aspects of one’s life: cognitive, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, interpersonal and physical.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 29, 2015; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE:  Indiana Community Action Association, 1845 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN
REGISTRATION:  REQUIRED  Click here to register.


2015 Directors’ Institute Training Series~ UPDATED AGENDA
This series is focused on new agency and program directors, but we welcome all to attend. Wisdom and expertise are gained not only through direct learning, but also by shared experience. The goal is to help all directors feel comfortable in your their role and develop a support network with others throughout the state. Depending on your previous experience, you may choose one or all of the sessions. It is strongly encouraged that at least two members of the leadership team from your agency attend so knowledge gained is not lost if a one person leaves.All sessions will be hosted at the Indiana Community Action Association, 1845 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN (across the lot from ICADV) in Conference Room A. Registration is required so that we can get an accurate count. To register, simply follow the link below and select each session that you plan to attend. Click here to register

August 28, 2015 – 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. EST – ICADV, Indianapolis IN
This session will provide you with information on the most common federal and state grants available. Presented by a representative of Clifton Larson. Key topics include:

  • Nonprofit Finance
  • Cost Allocation
  • Budgeting
  • Document Retention
  • Preparing for an audit

October or November – To be determined
Last but not least, this wrap-up session will provide you with an overview on the big picture. Possible presenters: Mary Jo Lee and Laura Berry. Key topics include:

  • Developing Policies and Procedures
  • Working with your Board of Directors
  • Working with Legislators and Media
  • Strategic Fundraising