Trauma-Competent Care Webinars

Behavioral Health and Child Welfare organizations are increasingly challenged to effectively care for vulnerable, traumatized populations utilizing a workforce that also may have a high rate of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). Secondary Traumatic Stress and burnout are common results of working with traumatized persons and can be increased for staff with high ACEs, leading to poor retention, low productivity, and lesser quality of care.   

Part One: Trauma-Competent Care: Everybody Has A Role To Play

DATE:  Wednesday , May 15th, at 11:00 AM CST  (Click here to register.)

The stunning results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study from the late 1990’s has finally trickled down from the ivory tower to influence practice and policy while making a splash on public media.  This keynote talk will overview ACEs and urge us to wear the “trauma lens” in our day to day work, consider the breadth of “trauma competent care”, and help us consider our own part to play in this urgent public health movement.

Part Two: Transforming Your Organization Into A Trauma Competent Culture

DATE:  Friday, June 21st, at 11:00 AM CST  (Click here to register.) 

This session will outline our agency’s initial work toward mitigating these adverse outcomes by implementing “OmniCare”– our effort to transform agency culture into a trauma competent organization focused on a lens of trauma-competent care for staff and consumers alike. We will share our OmniCare “roadshow” initial implementation model that included an overarching trauma education component, employee ACE assessment, and needs assessment. We will detail outcomes of these assessments and how they are driving “OmniCare projects” and culture change. Lessons learned will be imparted, including important tips on leadership and intentional communication as key components to success. This workshop is especially geared to organizational leaders.


OmniCare Institute (OCI) provides research, training, professional development and organizational performance services to human services professionals nationwide. 

Part of the Omni Family of Services, OCI shares state of the art, evidence-based approaches employed by Omni Visions and Omni Community Health – leading human service agencies dedicated to healing children, families and adults.

At the heart of OCI is our universal treatment and cultural change model – OmniCare. With a focus on trauma competence, the OmniCare approach acknowledges life’s adversities, honors resiliency, and empowers clients to find their next step in the ongoing journey to healing. Through our combination of trainings, consultation and online forums, the OCI team looks forward to helping you discover and implement innovative practices that can be used to improve client care and outcomes.

To learn more about the OmniCare Institute and other trainings offered, please click here.


Patti van Eys, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Clinical Officer of Omni Visions, Inc. where she oversees the clinical integrity of therapeutic practice with foster children in Omni therapeutic foster homes and residential treatment settings.   She has a long history with Vanderbilt University where she currently serves as an adjunct professor in Psychiatry and Nursing following 17 years as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry (1995 to 2012).  She served as the clinical director of the Vanderbilt University Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, a center that specializes in comprehensive psychological assessments and consultations for high risk, complex children and provides intensive training to behavioral health providers.  In this role, Dr. van Eys was a faculty leader in the Tennessee Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Collaborative, a statewide initiative for over 700 providers.   Before coming to Nashville, Dr. van Eys was a provider at the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama where she gained formative experience working with children with complex maltreatment trauma.

Dr. van Eys is a state leader in the area of advocating for and serving high risk children and currently serves on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) steering panel for the Tennessee Governor’s ACE initiative.

Dr. van Eys received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and completed her Clinical Internship/Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (Boston Children’s Hospital/Judge Baker Children’s Center).  She is a published author in the area of child maltreatment.


Thank you for your interest in our webinars. We look forward to having you join us.