Cross Systems Training Institute

The Multiplying Connections Cross System Training Institute is a cadre of workforce development and training professionals representing the child welfare, public health, early childhood education and mental health systems in Philadelphia.  Together they have developed the "tools for change" which are designed to provide professionals across and within these systems with the knowledge, values and skills they need to provide trauma informed services.  Individually they serve as passionate advocates and champions for trauma informed practice in their own systems and organizations. 

In 2011, the Cross-system Training Institute began offering courses on trauma informed practice that are eligible for PQAS credit and that meet the mission of the PaKeys to build a strong Pennsylvania through successful early childhood education. Our instructors provide courses through the Southeast Regional Key, a program of Philadelphia Health Management Corporation, and also directly to childcare providers. For the course catalog with descriptions of courses click here, and for the current schedule of courses that are open to all for registration, click here or browse the Training Calendar view below.


Training Calendar

This interactive calendar is your portal to quality workforce development and training activities that provide the knowledge, values and skills necessary to build a trauma informed organization and provide trauma informed services.  Currently, this calendar includes training offered by the Multiplying Connections Initiative and our partner organizations in Philadelphia as well as on-line seminars and webinars that we have reviewed.   In many cases we have thoroughly "mapped" these courses and identified the particular trauma informed competencies the course addresses.  This enables you to identify the specific courses that you or your staff need.

Becoming Trauma Informed - a foundational course for all providers

Becoming Trauma Informed (BTI) is a flexible 6 to 10 hour foundational course designed and facilitated by members of our Cross Systems Training Institute.  It is based on our core competencies and principles of trauma informed practice which are modeled in the training environment.  BTI has been provided to more than 2,000 adminstrators and direct services provider in the Philadelphia region.  It has been tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals who serve children and families including child welfare workers, homelessness services providers, music and movement therapists, early childhood educators, home vistors, behavioral health case managers and out of school time providers.