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Gain and Grow Workshops

Growing Through My Journey offers personalized life coaching services, as well as specialized training in trauma-informed support for the criminal justice system and grief support. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you grow and reach your full potential that will impact others in positive ways.

When Someone You Know Is Grieving

Grief is a universal human experience and UNIQUE to everyone. It can be isolating and overwhelming for both the griever and those around them. Supporting someone who is grieving can be challenging, as there is no one-size-fits-all approach. A workshop on grief support can provide the knowledge and tools you need to make a meaningful difference in the life of someone who is grieving.

This one-day workshop provides you a wealth of lifechanging information. All workshop materials are provided along with a certificate of completion at the end. 

This is a NEED for your organization, school, church, and ANY business - because we ALL experience grief and loss; we ALL want to support others IN THE RIGHT ways who are experiencing grief and loss.

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How Being Trauma Informed Improves the Criminal Justice System

Program Description

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc., is known nationally for its work in regard to people with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders involved in the criminal justice system.



Although prevalence estimates vary, there is consensus that high percentages of justice involved women and men have experienced serious trauma throughout their lifetime. The reverberating effects of traumatic experiences can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery and pose significant barriers to accessing services, often resulting in an increased risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system.


• How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses is a workshop for criminal justice professionals to:

• Increase understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma

• Develop trauma-informed responses, and

• Provide strategies for developing and implementing trauma-informed policies.


Trauma-informed criminal justice responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals, and thereby increase safety for all, decrease recidivism, and promote and support recovery of justice-involved women and men with serious mental illness. Partnerships across systems can also help to link individuals to trauma-informed services and treatment for trauma.

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