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Complex Trauma Training in the SERVE Model with Bonnie Martin, LCSW

Meet me at the Well Foundation

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Complex Trauma Training in the SERVE Model with Bonnie...

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Two Day Trauma Training
Standard admission
20h 10m $35.00 $3.77
**Waiting List for 2020 Training**
By registering on the waiting list, you are letting us know of your interest in a future complex trauma training and/or to have Bonnie Martin return to Delaware. Wait list registrations do not guarantee access at the door. Wait list registrants will be contacted in registration order to attend the October 24-25, 2019 training *IF* a spot opens up (room capacity limits official ticket sales). $35 registration would be due at the door.
Oct 26, 2019 Free $0.00

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Brought to Delaware by the Generous Co-sponsorship of


The Center for Prevention Science at

Wilmington University Logo




Meet Me at the Well Foundation Logo

and in collaboration with Salvation Army Delaware and Zoe Ministries



Bonnie Martin and the SERVE Model 

for treating victims of complex trauma

Thursday, October 24 - Friday, October 25, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm (lunch included)

WIlmington University - Dover Auditorium (main buildling)

3282 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19904*


* details about parking will be sent in an email to attendees prior to the event.
Dear Community Professionals, 

In partnership with the Center for Prevention Science at Wilmington University, we are pleased to announce that Bonnie Martin, who has developed the SERVE Model for working with trauma, will be offering her training in Delaware, on October 24-25, 2019. This model discusses how the brain works in times of trauma and takes a neurological approach to working with survivors of violence, exploitation, and human trafficking. Note that this is a two-day training and attendance is required both days to receive Continuing Education credits (more details below).

This training is typically provided upwards of $200. Sponsorship by Meet me at the Well Foundation is making it possible to offer the training for $35. This is a significantly reduced rate in comparison to other trainings on this model. 

This is a great opportunity to get a first-rate neuro-training on how the brain functions when arousal caused by trauma is affecting clients.




Recent advances in neuroscience have increased our knowledge of how stress impacts the body. Brain-based therapy envisions the therapeutic process as a method to change the brain in order to change mood and behavior, using evidence of brain function and activity and moving beyond the theoretical school paradigm. Using a synthesized model of neuroscience, attachment theory, and evidence-based treatment, you will learn how to more effectively treat complex traumatic stress of human trafficking. This training will examine the importance of a brain-based approach in enhancing the outcomes when working with clients who present with symptoms of complex traumatic stress. The role that brain function plays in mood, memory, and behavior will be identified. Special consideration will be given to brain development in childhood and adolescence, as well as how early coping mechanisms become maladaptive in adulthood. We will also explore how certain aspects of traditional theoretical approaches may be counter- therapeutic in the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). Practical treatment implications and tools will be learned for immediate use in therapy. 




This training has been specifically prepared for professionals in the fields of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work. This training will be of benefit to all those who are/will be working directly with victims of complex trauma including trafficking survivors in any capacity, and we encourage all related professionals and volunteers to attend. WE WELCOME EVERYONE in the community who wants to learn more about the psychological effects complex trauma including Parents, Educators, Medical Staff, Clergy, Volunteers, Students etc.




Participants will be able to 
  • Explain how the fast and slow tracks to the amygdala play a role in complex trauma.
  • Understand how brain-based treatment affects different parts of the brain to ameliorate depression, anxiety disorders and traumatic stress.
  • Describe the role that attachment plays in the development of regulation and mood disorders and how violence, traumatic stress, abuse, and neglect impact brain development, personality development and physical development.
  • Explain why the future of treatment necessitates a dynamic understanding of the brain when providing direct victim services.
  • Describe the relationship between complex trauma and substance abuse and implications for treatment.
  • Differentiate between implicit and explicit memory and their roles in therapy.
  • Describe how grounding and other stress tolerance skills can be used when working with victims of complex trauma.
  • Explain how victims of complex trauma develop a shame identity.
  • Identify important components of self-care.




Bonnie Martin is a technical expert in the development of mental health and psychosocial programs. Her specialty is complex trauma and she has an extensive background in working with victims of violence, exploitation and human trafficking. Bonnie has worked domestically and internationally for 15 years to reduce the effects of trauma on rule of law, interpersonal relationships, and education in stress-affected societies and marginalized populations.

She has developed culturally specific strength-based approaches for motivating behavioral change and building trauma resiliency by implementing the most recent neuroscientific research on trauma healing and attachment theory. Her fieldwork includes the countries of Mexico, India, South Africa, Swaziland, Serbia, Russia, Bolivia, Colombia, Thailand, Haiti, Nepal and the United States. 

Bonnie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Therapist Supervisor in the state of Virginia. She has a BA degree in English from the University of Maryland, a M.Ed. degree in School Counseling from Wilmington University, and a post-graduate Certificate of Advanced Counseling Studies (CACS) from Regent University.

Continuing Education: If you are a licensed mental health practitioner in Delaware, please note we are finalizing CE credits with NASW. If you are a mental health practitioner out of state, please contact your board of certification before attending the training to ensure the certificate will be accepted for your licensure. Attendees will receive CE's for participating both days. Please contact with any questions about CE.

Yours in Service,

Diana Suchodolski
Meet Me at the Well Foundation

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Wilmington University - Dover Auditorium
3282 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19904

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Meet me at the Well works to sustain a stable and safe trauma-informed environment that provides essential support services for survivors, walking with survivors in their journey for justice and healing, educating the community in public awareness and training events, and advocating for change in social and judicial systems to see the end of commercial sexual exploitation in our community.

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