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Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care

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West Chester University

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110 W Rosedale Ave.

West Chester, PA 19382

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Trauma Informed Care is an overarching philosophy and treatment framework based on the understanding that many clients have suffered traumatic experiences and recognition of the widespread impact of trauma on an individual’s development, their mental health, and potential paths for recovery even when the focus of treatment is not the traumatic experience. This approach responds to the effects of all types of trauma by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and is designed to be both preventative and rehabilitative in nature. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

The keynote presentation will address the integration of mental health, substance abuse, and trauma treatment. The presentation will assist participants in increasing their knowledge about trauma-specific interventions, self-assessments, and the principles of trauma informed care. Lastly, the speaker will present guidelines for establishing trauma-informed organizational cultures of care in behavioral health agencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their awareness of the broad impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities.

  • Participants will increase their knowledge of how trauma contributes to mental health symptoms and influences potential paths for recovery.

  • Participants will gain knowledge about effective trauma-specific interventions.

  • Participants will develop understanding of the principles of trauma informed care.

  • Participants will improve their ability to integrate knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Participants will identify opportunities and strategies for implementing trauma informed practices that create physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both consumers and providers.


Keynote Presenter: Lori Beyer, LICSW

Lori is the Director of Trauma Training and Education at Community Connections. Ms. Beyer is a nationally recognized trainer who specializes in providing workshops, trainings, and ongoing supervision and consultation to agencies and clinicians on issues related to trauma-specific and trauma-informed service provision. Ms. Beyer has more than 25 years of experience working with adults who are dually diagnosed with a serious mental illness and substance abuse disorder, and have histories of homelessness and violent victimization. She was an original member of the Community Connections Trauma Work Group, which developed the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM); has co-led numerous group treatment interventions in areas such as Trauma Recovery and Empowerment from women and men, Parenting Skills, and Domestic Violence; and has served as a clinical case manager, clinical housing coordinator, and as a supervisory trauma clinician in two federally funded research projects.

Peer Presenter: Renee Robertson, Certified Peer Specialist

Renee is currently the Manager of Peer Services at Community Connections, a not-for-profit mental health agency in Washington, DC. She also is a grievance officer for the agency, which is a peer position. As the Manager of Peer Services, Renee provides support to other Certified Peer Specialists in the agency and helps onboard CPS’s into the agency. As a Grievance Officer, Renee manages complaints between consumers and their teams, with an eye towards resolution, but also in educating consumers how to best work with the teams. In addition, she also is a TREM facilitator and part of the agency Safety Committee. At Community Connections, Renee was also the former Project Director of Sisters Empowering Sisters, a SAMHSA grant peer-led program for women with dual diagnoses. She has been trained in Motivational Interviewing, and TREM (the Trauma Recovery Empowerment Module), and has been a Certified Peer Specialist since 2013. In addition, Renee completed her training at the Georgetown University Leadership Academy: Building Capacity and Enabling Excellence Program, at the McDonough School of Business in 2014.

Continuing Education:

  • LSW, LCSW, LPC and MFT: Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is approved by The State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continue education for its licensees. This program is approved for 6.0 hours of CEUs. Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems maintains responsibility of the program.

  • Psychologists: Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education to psychologists. Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems maintains responsibility of the program. This program is approved for 6.0 hours.

  • PCB (PA Additions Counselors): Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems has been approved by the PCB to offer 6.0 hours of continuing education credits.

Miscellaneous:

  • A continental breakfast and a boxed lunch will be provided for all attendees.

  • Refunds can be issued only if the registrant gives 7 days advanced notice and are processed through our online registration system, Eventbrite. Substitutions are acceptable with advanced notice to: kelly.crowly@holcombbhs.org

  • Confirmation emails will be sent to registrants. Please print and bring with you to the event.

  • This event will be held in the Sykes Student Union Building.

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