SFDPH Trauma Informed Systems Initiative_TIS 101 Training

Our Training

Trauma Informed Systems 101—Transforming Stress and Trauma: Fostering Wellness and Resilience is a 3.5 hour mandatory training for all SFDPH staff. The training explores the application of our six principles of trauma-informed systems.  The TIS principles are:  Trauma Understanding, Safety and Stability, Cultural Humility and Responsiveness, Compassion and Dependability, Resilience and Recovery, and Empowerment and Collaboration.  The work of system change begins with sharing foundational knowledge of the impact of trauma on the people we serve, ourselves, our colleagues, our system and our community.  Creating a shared language within our system is critical to responding to this impact.

The training’s Learning Objectives are:

  • Understand effects of chronic stress and trauma on our lives, our brains and our bodies


  • Learn how race and culture intersect with trauma to impact individual, organizational and community health


  • Understand and apply principles of trauma-informed systems


  • Learn strategies to develop individual & organizational resilience in order to create and maintain more healthy, trauma-informed responses in workplace relationships

This is an interactive training that includes didactic sections, break-out sections, and each participant identifying specific and attainable ways to respond in a trauma-informed way within their own work setting.

For more information about the Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative, contact Lisa Reyes at

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