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Inspiring Dreams Network offers a variety of best practice training opportunities to support adults who work with youth to empower them to reach their maximum potential.

IDN offers some standard training options, as outlined, on our 'trainings offered" webpage, we are connected with youth development experts throughout the state and can customize training to address the needs of your organization.

If you are a youth serving organization and wish to request a training contact

As part of our ongoing effort to support the needs of our youth networks, we also share best practice from other orgaizations.  Reach out to us if you want us to share your training options.


To help us plan future training needs, please complete our Training Needs Survey.

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We are pleased to offer three virtual Lunch and Learns for our Clay, Kanawha, and Putnam County Youth Serving Organizations.

ACES 101: Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences - Sept. 27, 11:00 - 12:30 

ACES 102: Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences - Sept. 29, 11:00 - 12:30 

ACES 103: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences - Oct. 6, 11:00 - 12:30

Contact Dr. Barb Brady for more info.


TRAUMA 101 - FREE TRAINING - OCTOBER 12, 2022 - 10am - 12pm (Zoom Meeting)

This free online training explores the effects of trauma, different types of trauma, and how to provide trauma-informed care. Participants can expect to learn how trauma affects the brain, how to assess for trauma, and ways to build resiliency. This training is beneficial for professionals assisting people who have experienced severe traumas and especially helpful for those working with children affected by the opioid crisis in WV.


The online registration page typically closes a few days in advance of the webinar or when registration reaches maximum capacity.

Please be sure to carefully enter your email into the registration form, or we may not be able to send you the information you will need for the webinar.

After attending you will be able to:

  • Identify sources of potential trauma and complex trauma for individuals served by child serving systems.

  • Recognize the impact of trauma on emotional and behavioral functioning.

  • Describe principles of trauma-informed systems.

  • List ways to provide trauma-informed care.

2 Social Work CEUs are available for this training

For Questions
Phone Number: 855-558-4296

The PBS Program is funded through a grant with the WV Bureau for Behavioral Health.

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