Creating Safe, Collaborative, and Empowering Environments Team Meeting Package

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This is the third in the Trauma-Informed Approach in Adolescent Health: Team Meeting Series. This meeting package includes a suggested agenda and resources to help you facilitate team conversations related to creating trauma-informed environments—in other words, environments that are safe, collaborative, and empowering for all. Program teams are encouraged to use this meeting series in order, so they can apply what they learn during meetings one and two to their discussion in meeting three.

There are three case studies included in this meeting package, which are intended to stimulate discussion among program teams. Teams can then use the provided resources to support their efforts for strengthening the creation of safe, collaborative, and empowering environments.

While this meeting package is intended to be used in a group setting, team members could complete all or some activities independently (e.g., listening to the case studies) depending on the team’s unique needs. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to create safe, collaborative, and empowering environments within an organization, among a program team, and in an implementation setting
  • Recognize program strengths and opportunities for improvement related to creating safe, collaborative, and empowering environments
  • Select at least one resource to learn more about creating safe, collaborative, and empowering environments or to use in future meetings

To Prepare for the Meeting:

  • Read the case study introductions and select one case study (organization, program team, or implementation setting) to focus on during the meeting.
  • ​​Have a computer set up to view the meeting package. Play the selected case study for everyone to listen to together. Or share during a virtual meeting.
  • Make sure all team members have copies of the case study worksheet (PDF), discussion guide (PDF), and prioritizing opportunities worksheet (PDF).

Other Meeting Packages in the Series:

Understanding Trauma and the Six Core Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach Meeting Package

Journey from Trauma-Aware to Trauma-Informed Meeting Package

Recognizing Trauma, Responding to Disclosures, and Building Resilience Meeting Package