BTCC currently offers and promotes training opportunities within the broader community. Check out our calendar of events.

Introductory Racial Equity Training Series

Registration is now open for the Introductory Racial Equity Training Series, The training series will serve as a primer on implicit bias and racial inequity, co-sponsored by Building a Thriving Compassionate Community, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, the Bloomington Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and the Youth Services Bureau.

Participation is limited to 50 per training. Priority will be given to organizational representatives from local nonprofits, advocacy groups, social justice organizations, city government, organizations within Indiana University, faith communities, etc. Individuals who can participate in all three trainings will also be given priority.

Training dates:

  • Implicit Bias (February 13, 11:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m) Training content facilitated by Peace Learning Center, out of Indianapolis, IN
  • Anti-Racism Primer (February 26, 9:30 a.m- 5:00 p.m.) Training content facilitated by Applegate Consulting Group
  • Implicit Bias Training of Trainers (March 27, 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) Training content facilitated by Peace Learning Center, out of Indianapolis, IN

For more information and to register, visit this link.  Registration closes on January 19th.

BTCC Standard Trainings

Training opportunities are available from members of BTCC upon request.

Primary Prevention 101

Historically, the significant majority of our nation’s resources and services have been directed at addressing the effects of social problems. While it is essential to serve those who have experienced harm, we believe that we also have the responsibility to work to prevent social problems—and the broad range of negative outcomes attending those problems—from happening in the first place. This is what we mean by primary prevention.

Primary prevention strategies are those designed to get in front of social problems by promoting safe and equitable community conditions to ensure that all community members have the opportunity to live at their full potential. Primary prevention strategies have been used to address social problems including child maltreatment, sexual violence, youth violence and intimate partner violence.

This 2-hour training will provide an overview of the “what” and “how” of primary prevention and will provide examples of how agencies across Indiana are using these strategies to modify risk and protective factors related to social problems in their communities.

Introduction to Trauma

This two-hour foundational training will establish common language and understanding about trauma, including its prevalence and effects on an individual’s overall health and well-being.

40 Developmental Assets™

This two-hour experiential workshop will provide an overview of Search Institute’s asset framework, set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that help young people develop and thrive.

Dominant Narrative

As advocates we are often confronted with language and assumptions that reinforce trauma and injustice. This two hour (or more!) training digs into our embedded cultural stories and how they affect our day to day experiences. We’ll break down the current narrative undergirding our American and midwestern ideals and discuss the effects on our communities. We will also explore a counter-narrative, one that builds healthier, more just communities.

Featured Resource

The CDC recently released their strategic vision and priorities for violence prevention for the next five years. Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots describes how many forms of violence are interconnected and how many of the things that put people and communities at risk for experiencing violence share root causes.  Similarly, the things that may protect people from exposure to violence can be shared. This document is a great resource for guiding both our responses to and efforts to prevent violence and trauma.