When

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EST
Add to Calendar 

Where

Kent County Parks and Recreation Community Center 
11041 Worton Rd.
Worton, MD 21678
 

 
Driving Directions 

Contact

Danielle Murphy 
Mental Health Association of the Eastern Shore 
410-991-8960 
dmurphy@mhamdes.org 
 

Trauma-Sensitized Communities 

Hosted by the Mental Health Association of the Eastern Shore/Shore Training Collaborative

Funded in part by the Rural Maryland Council

3 CEUs - Fee $40.00 

December 11, 2018

9:00AM 12:15PM

 

PRESENTED BY: Dr. S. Ileana Lindstrom, PhD 

Dr. Lindstrom’s passionate interest in helping communities become trauma-sensitized is rooted in her training and experiences in community organizing and—as a licensed psychologist—in her clinical work and services to groups, organizations, and communities as a consultant in the prevention and treatment of trauma at a systems-level.

For a community to become trauma-sensitized requires a paradigm shift in business-as-usual and, broadly, the manner in which community members/sectors daily relate to one another at every level and in every domain of that community’s life and functioning. 

Trauma-sensitized communities:

  • recognize and acknowledge the prevalence of trauma.
  • are informed about what trauma can look like in individuals and in groups; that is, the signs and symptoms of trauma.
  • recognize the urgency of:
    • preventing further traumatization and
    • responding to the occurrence of trauma by incorporating their knowledge of trauma into their relationships, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • understand the critical importance that each of their members see one another, their community, and the world through the lens of trauma.

Given the expansiveness of the topic, “Trauma-Sensitized Communities,” this training will provide suggestions and recommendations about how to design and implement the more foundational components of trauma-sensitized communities.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn about:

  1. The essential, developmental building blocks of trauma-sensitized communities (TSC), including a brief review of relevant brain science, the prevalence of trauma, the development of resilience, and the importance of the participation of all community members/sectors.
  2. The potential obstacles/challenges to developing TSC and also possible solution strategies.
  3. Approaches to implementing the development of TSC: the process, resources, approximate time-frame, realistic expectations and outcomes.
  4. How they—as mental health professionals--are in a unique and privileged position to serve as development leaders of TSC and to formulate a call to action.
  5. Ways to adapt presented models of design and implementation to their own communities through the use and discussion of provided case examples and participants’ information/experiences specific to their own contexts.