Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Cornerstone Advocacy Services 
1000 E 80th St
Bloomington, MN 55420

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Julia Tindell 
Minnesota Alliance On Crime 
612-940-8090 ext. 103 

MAC is excited to present The Role of Leaders in Creating a Trauma-Responsive Culture

Beth Neu and Pete Singer are partnering with MAC to provide a training for leaders seeking to integrate trauma-responsive practices into their organizational policies and procedures.

In the morning, Beth and Pete will present a step-by-step plan for becoming a trauma-informed organization. All are welcome to attend the morning presentation! The registration link can be found below.

Organizations also are invited to submit an application to attend an afternoon workshop on creating trauma-responsive HR practices. Please note that the afternoon session is available by application only. Details below.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Presentation: The Role of Leaders in Creating a Trauma-Responsive Culture

All are welcome! Register below.
Free for member programs. $30/person for attendees who are not members. Invoices issued post-registration.

Presentation Description: A trauma-informed culture is set by leadership through how it shares responsibility, engages in transparent communications, sets policies and procedures, and supports employee wellness initiatives. Using the SAHMSA model as a framework, this workshop will take participants through a step-by step-plan to becoming a trauma-informed organization. This highly interactive workshop will explore what needs to be in place organizationally to create a trauma-informed culture and include a gap analysis so participants can determine how to structure their action plan. The intended audience for this workshop is managers, supervisors, and their teams.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop: Creating Trauma-Responsive Human Resources Practices

Application required for attendance. Application closes June 17th. See details below.**
Free for member programs. $75 flat fee for programs who are not members. Invoices issued once applications are approved. Space is limited so register early!

Workshop Description: Human resource departments are essential in helping organizations make the shift to being trauma informed as seamless and normative as possible. Developing trauma-informed policies and procedures for both the hiring process as well as for employee retention and satisfaction requires intentionality. Once again using the SAHMSA model, this workshop will take human resource professionals, managers, and supervisors through an evaluation of their organization’s policies and procedures that have the most impact on candidate and employee well-being. The goal of this workshop will be to introduce new ways of thinking about traditional approaches to managing the new hire experience as well as employee performance and well-being.  Participants are encouraged to bring their organization’s employee handbooks for review.

Afternoon Workshop Application Details:

Organizations interested in participating in the afternoon workshop are asked to fill out this application in order to participate. The application will close June 17th. MAC will review applications and notify organizations of their acceptance within five business days of the application being submitted. Organizations attending the workshop must have one leader in attendance who has the power to modify policies and procedures. All participants who plan to attend the workshop must also attend the morning presentation. If you have questions, please contact Julia Tindell at julia@mnallianceoncrime.org or by calling 612-940-8090 (ext. 103).

Presenter Bios:

Beth Neu, MHRM, is the manager of human resources and organizational effectiveness for YouthLink, which works with youth experiencing homelessness ages 16 to 23. Prior to that, Beth worked for Jeff Anderson and Associates, a law firm dedicated to justice for child sex abuse survivors. In both roles, Beth developed trauma-responsive policies and procedures to meet the needs of both the organizations and staff she supported in her human resources role.

Pete Singer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 28 years experience in a variety of settings, including residential, home-based, and outpatient psychotherapy, schools, and management. His counseling practice focuses on children who have experienced trauma, and he trains and consults with legal, education, and health systems on development and implementation of trauma-informed practice.

Additional Details

CLEs have been applied for.

MAC will offer reimbursements for mileage and lodging to member programs traveling 75+ miles roundtrip.