In conjunction with the conference, GLITEC will be hosting pre-conference trainings. These trainings will take
place on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

  • Lateral Kindness
  • Historical Trauma, Resilience, and Trauma Informed Care
  • safeTALK

Space may be limited for some trainings, so please register as soon as possible!

Training Descriptions 

Lateral Kindness 

Trainers: Maria Trevizo and Don Lyons

Description: Lateral Kindness Training is a comprehensive program designed to equip individuals and communities with the tools and skills needed to navigate conflict effectively, facilitate positive interactions, and implement upstream prevention approaches that address the root causes of social issues.

Benefits of Lateral Kindness Training:

Improved conflict resolution skills for individuals and teams. *Enhanced facilitation abilities to lead productive and engaging meetings. *A deeper understanding of upstream prevention approaches to create positive social change. *Increased capacity to build strong, resilient communities. *Reduced conflict and improved collaboration within organizations and communities.

Who Should Attend?

This training is ideal for individuals and groups who want to:

Improve their conflict resolution and facilitation skills. *Promote positive change within their communities. *Learn about upstream prevention approaches. *Build stronger relationships and foster collaboration.

safeTALK - *two sessions limited to 40 per session*

Trainers:  Taylor Maxwell (Puckett) & Adon Vazquez – The Sacred Bundle Project

                  American Indian Health and Family Services of SE Michigan

Description: This training is open to anyone who may be interested in learning more about suicide prevention or needs a refresher. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this evidence-based training. 


    • Notice and respond to situations where suicidal thoughts might be present.
    • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked.
    • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide.
    • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe
    • Learn Community Resources

Historical Trauma, Resilience, and Trauma Informed Care

Trainers: Adrienne (Riinii) Shipman ~Ch’Giizhigookwe, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator * Jill Lawson ~Waabkeke’ak-kwe, Training And Technical Assistance Specialist * Jesse Gibbs ~Training & Technical Support. Contractors supporting SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center

Description: This one-day workshop looks at historical trauma by reviewing the eras and events that occurred due to colonialization and the birth of the United States. This will help better understand the cause and ongoing effects of historical trauma, including inter-generational trauma, resilience, and the trauma-informed approach. This workshop will also provide an overview of current programs, training, and cultural activities that promote knowledge, awareness, healing, and wellness.