Who We Are
VitalHearts | The Resiliency Training Initiative is a Denver, Colorado based Trauma Training Center whose mission is caring for care-providers.
VitalHearts’ founder, Henry Tobey, Ph.D., in 1999 developed his initial program in this field, the Vicarious Trauma Training, for those who serve victims of crime. The following year, Dr. Tobey developed a more comprehensive program, the Secondary Trauma Resiliency Training. This new training serves a broader population. It is available to those who work with traumatized individuals regardless of the cause of trauma.
The training provides an emotionally intense learning experience, in which participants examine the complex relationship between their challenging, moral work and their private lives. Care-providers find better ways to process all the trauma they encounter so they do not have to pay such high personal costs.
Dr. Tobey and VitalHearts' co-trainers have now led the training over 150 times and to date, more than 3500 care-providers have attended the Secondary Trauma Resiliency Training.