Coldspring Center is committed to providing quality, evidence-informed training. Our goal is to increase system and organizational capacity so that all
people receiving services have access to programs that are person-centered and trauma-informed, and staff that are skilled, compassionate, and committed to equity.
Our programs are designed to build confidence and competence by offering opportunities to practice new skills (with activities such as scenarios, reflections,
demonstration, discussion, role play/modeling, collaborative whiteboard). We understand that adult learning requires ongoing practice, and we work with
organizations to support staff beyond their online or virtual trainings, through coaching, practice sessions, and facilitation guides that can be used to
encourage continued learning. Organizations and systems of care that implement our trainings build a common language and focus, increase opportunities for
collaboration that can facilitate long-term change, and improve program quality and outcomes.
Our trainings are available as self-paced online courses or facilitated virtual trainings with options to customize or develop courses to meet the specific needs
of an organization or setting.
Working with the latest technology, we offer on-demand, self-paced trainings that average 30-45 minutes in
length. Learners may stop mid-course and return to where they left off. Each course also includes download-able tools and resources. Online training
allows for flexible implementation and individual pacing, which leads to improved knowledge retention and integration.
Facilitated Virtual Training:
Virtual trainings are offered live using Zoom. Trainers utilize a participant-centered workshop approach, which includes interactions and
adult learning activities to maximize retention and application of concepts. Each facilitated training includes an Activity
that supports the interactions included in the session, a Practice Tools
handout that supports implementation and continued learning
after the training, and a Slides and References
handout of the material covered.
Blended learning combines the accessibility and flexibility of the online training format with the pragmatic interactive workshop opportunities of the virtual training format.
Trauma Informed Excellence® (TIE)
Encompasses cutting-edge research on trauma's impact on the brain and human development, self-care, and leadership. The TIE series is an innovative approach to aligning knowledge and practice with
recent developments in neurobiology, genetics, leadership, and psychology.
Medical Case Management Certificate
Focuses on the skills needed by medical case managers, non-medical case managers, patient navigators, community health workers, linkage to care staff, outreach workers, and prevention staff. It provides a solid
knowledge base, along with the clinical skills required to succeed with a diverse set of clients. The curriculum is available for a general case management context, or with additional content
for HIV case managers.
Essentials of Social Equity
The Essentials of Social Equity Training series is a unique and innovative program designed to offer a full picture of why inequities
exist and how they continue to be sustained. Learners will explore where they as individuals fit into systems of inequity, as well as
steps and skills that promote equity in practice
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a powerful research-based intervention that can be implemented regardless of the educational level of the service provider or staff person. MI is designed to
strengthen a person's motivation for change. This training provides the foundation needed to implement MI effectively.
Thrive: Self-Care & Culture
Building resilient staff, teams, and organizations is foundational to creating trauma-informed services. Helping professionals are at risk of experiencing trauma and toxic stress as a part of
providing services. Knowledge is the best defense against burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress
Science-based and up to date, this series provides comprehensive and accessible information about HIV, prevention and testing, the immune system, and treatment.
Ensuring that new and experienced staff have current information about HIV and available treatment is key to providing quality services to people
living with HIV. This three part series is a good starting point!