Training Opportunities

Building Resilient Communities

We believe our strength is in our ability to engage our community members in building caring connections by improving resiliency, preventing childhood trauma & understanding how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma through education.

Our Focus

Vashti is seeking community partners and youth serving organizations in eight southwest Georgia counties that would benefit from Youth Mental Health & Trauma Informed Care Trainings.

What We Do

Working across our local communities, we are creating a common language and better understanding about Adversity and Resilience through:

Awareness building

Promotion of best practices

Professional development


Current Training Programs

Stewards of Children Training

In-person or Virtual – 2.5 hour training

This training specializes in the education and prevention of child sexual abuse, other forms of abuse, and mandated reporting. It also trains adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Connections Matter

In-person or Virtual – 3.5 hour training

This training is designed to engage community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency. Interactive, discussion-based training provides participants with a better understanding of trauma, brain development, resilience, and concrete knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

In-person, Virtual, or Blended
6.5 hour training

This training program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

Child Welfare Training Collaborative

Virtual – 12 hour training

This community training consists of four modules focused on the topic of complex childhood trauma and it’s impact on the brain and how to build resilience. Each module is 3 hours and the facilitators are certified Georgia State University staff. The four modules are:

• Trauma 101

• Brain 101

• Trauma & Brain 201

• Recognizing & Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress

Circles of Safety

In-person or Virtual – 4 hour training

This training consists of two workshops, they are designed to better prepare and support children’s healthy and safe sexual development, identify and respond to warning signs in children and adult’s behaviors in their programs and design safety plans to address safe boundaries, privacy, consent and respect. Each workshop is 2 hours long.

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In Partnership with


Counties We Serve

Brooks County
Colquitt County
Decatur County
Grady County
Miller County
Mitchell County
Seminole County
Thomas County

Contact Us

1815 E Clay Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
[email protected]

719 E Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819
[email protected]