Section 1: Introduction A. Presenter Introductions Section 2: Trauma-Informed Care Involves Everyone A. Overview B. Polling Question: Trauma-Informed Organizations C. Paradigm Shift D. What Do We Mean by Trauma? E. Types of Trauma F. Trauma Shapes Our Beliefs G. Results in a Vicious Loop H. Symptoms are Adaptations Section 3: Adverse Childhood Experiences A. Polling Question: Adverse Childhood Experiences B. The ACEs Study C. Dose-Response Relationship: More ACEs = More Disease D. Life-Long Outcomes Linked to ACEs E. Exercising Universal Precautions F. Bottom Line G. Trauma Impacts the Brain and Human Stress Response H. Survival Mode Response Section 4: Principles of a Trauma-Informed Organization A. Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach B. Safety C. Trustworthiness and Transparency D. Collaboration and Mutuality E. Empowerment F. Voice and Choice Section 5: Now What? A. Healing Happens in Relationships B. Move from Compliance to Impact C. Teach about Trauma D. Understand and Teach about Triggers E. Understand the Mind/Body Connection Section 6: Resilience A. Promote Resilience B. Promoting Resilience Involves Teaching C. Language of Resilience D. Three Statements of Resilience E. Be Attentive to All Language F. Understand What Hurts and Helps in Relationships G. Understand What Hurts and Helps in Our Attitudes and Beliefs H. Become a Trauma-Champion I. Remember: We All Matter! Section 7: Self-Care A. Compassion in Our Work and World B. Trauma as a Personal Concern C. Self-Appraisal Bias D. What to Do? E. Personal F. Professional G. Organizational H. Caregiver Health Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Provider Resilience App C. Web Resources D. References E. Questions and Answers F. Congratulations
Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, Director of Trauma-Informed Services at the National Council for Behavioral Health, has over 19 years of clinical and administrative experience in child welfare and community-based mental health. She joined the National Council in April 2014 after working at SaintA in Milwaukee in numerous roles, the most recent being the Division Director of Community Services. While at SaintA Karen became certified in the ChildTrauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and was integrally involved in SaintA’s journey to become a more trauma-informed organization. Karen spearheaded the development and implementation of housing and supportive services for former foster youth and worked to strengthen systems serving this vulnerable population. Karen is also the parent of an adult child with severe and chronic mental illness. With her joined professional and lived experiences, Karen brings a distinct perspective to mental health and addiction disorders work and is passionate about helping to move organizations towards trauma-informed approaches. Disclosure: Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.