Virtual Training: Trauma Informed Supports


Trauma-informed supports are not just for the people we support but for everyone. Join Dr. Karyn Harvey and Tanya Fritz, CSW as we explore small and large traumas in our lives and how they affect us. We will look not only at these effects but, most importantly, at the key to healing in our day-to-day lives. In this interactive three hour training,  attendees will learn practical applications in terms of direct support and be able to understand trauma-informed and trauma responsive support. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

12:00pm – 3:00pm ET

$89 per Non-Member Attendee

$79 per NADSP Member Attendee*

*After registration is completed, members will receive a $10 rebate once membership is confirmed.


Learning Objectives

  •  Participants will learn the workings of trauma on brain functions
  • Participants will learn the key ingredients to healing.
  •  Participants will learn methods of self-care.

Target Audience

DSPs, Supervisors, Administrators, People with Disabilities, Family Members



Karyn Harvey, PhD.

Karyn Harvey has worked as a clinician in the field of intellectual disabilities for over 30 years. She has her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland.  She has published articles about therapeutic interventions with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), workbooks for individuals with IDD and two books. Her first book, Positive Identity Development was published in 2009 and Trauma –Informed Behavioral Interventions, published in 2011.  Her third book, Trauma and Healing will be released in 2021 by AAIDD.  She is the director of program development and training for the Park Ave Group practice where does both individual and group therapy.  In addition, she regularly conducts trainings on trauma informed care and coping with Covid for both state and individual organizations throughout the country and in Canada.

Tanya Fritz, CSW

Tanya Fritz, CSW, has worked in the human service field for over twenty years. She currently serves as Director of Culture and Professional Development with Black Hills Works in Rapid City SD, ensuring Direct Support Professionals, Leadership, and their teams receive the knowledge, skills, and support they need to thrive – today and in the future.  Curiosity, compassion, and personal accountability guide her work, as she strives to help connect people with the tools and support they need to align with their own goals and be the best version of themselves.  One of her greatest joys is watching as people have their “aha moments” and begin to see their own personal power.  Tanya previously served as Advocacy and Prevention Program Director, overseeing the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center, as well as statewide awareness and education campaigns.  Areas of focus include leadership development, emotional intelligence, child maltreatment, sexual abuse investigations, developmental trauma, trauma informed organizations, and building resilient communities.  Tanya holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and is an ACE Interface Master trainer.

Participate In This Training

Click the link below to register via Zoom. When registering, participants will be connected to PayPal to submit their payment. Once completed, a confirmation will come from PayPal as well as Zoom.

Organization Option for Virtual Training

If an organization is interested in registering a larger number of its employees, NADSP does offer a customized solution. Agencies can schedule a 3-hour NADSP virtual training for up to 500 its staff members for the flat rate of $1,500. Please note that attendees can only include the organization’s own internal employees – not external stakeholders. To book this training for your agency, please email Desiree Loucks Baer, NADSP’s Chief Operating Officer, at

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this training the same as the full day training?
No. The virtual training is a cost effective alternative for organizations and individuals to experience a new abbreviated version of the full day training. To learn more about the full day training, click here.
Can I purchase multiple registrations at once?
Yes. To purchase multiple registrations at once, contact Desiree Loucks Baer at
What do I need for this training?
For this training, attendees will need access to Zoom and a reliable internet connection.
Will this training be recorded for those who cannot attend?
This training will be conducted completely live. Attendees who have to cancel must do so before the start of the webinar to receive a refund.
Will I receive a certificate for my attendance?
Yes. All registered attendees will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the training.
Will this training count towards my Accredited Training hours?
NADSP trainings like this one can be one source of the accredited education needed for national certification through the NADSP E-Badge Academy. Participants in the E-Badge Academy who wish to submit this training to the E-Badge Academy should document their attendance on the Accredited Education Documentation Form.
Will this webinar be closed captioned?
Yes. All attendees will have the option on their zoom screen to enable live captions. If an attendee requires a reasonable accommodation for this training, please email NADSP Office and Communications Manager, Nicole Dama at by June 17,2021.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
If you have any additional questions on the content of the training, you can email NADSP’s Director of Educational Services, John Raffaele at

If you have questions about registration, please email NADSP’s Chief Operating Officer, Desiree Loucks Baer at