Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens to Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

9:00am - June 1, 2022 thru 11:00am - June 1, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




This 2-hour workshop is the fourth of a Trauma-Informed/Resiliency Series developed for leaders and organizations interested in cultivating and sustaining a trauma-informed culture. It is not possible to be a trauma-informed organization without committing to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Intentionally naming and identifying anti-racism and anti-oppression within the overarching umbrella of a trauma-informed approach is imperative. Due to the widespread impact of trauma and racism experienced by children and families, especially underrepresented communities, the need for a deeper understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is imperative. Introduction of the emerging C-ACEs will be discussed as well as the ADDRESSING Cultural Framework. Public institutions and services have longstanding practices and policies that are often trauma-inducing themselves. These practices interfere with achieving the desired outcomes and can be retraumatizing for individuals who enter these systems.


This workshop is intended to take an honest look at the many forms of racism, socio-cultural events, and its impact on health equity. Presenters will review key elements of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Using the trauma-informed lens will help create an equitable future and mitigate further familial, generational, systemic racism and trauma.




By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:  

  • Gain a deeper understanding of oppression, the many forms of racism, and the various types of traumas.
  • Recognize how historical, generational, and systemic racism and trauma has impacted the lives of those they serve.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on health equity.
  • Consider how trauma-informed principles might prevent future traumatization.
  • Identify steps to create a culture of diversity, equity, including, and belonging.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates are disseminated via email to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training. 




Chuck Price

Chuck Price, M.S.


Although many consultants strive to create trauma-informed environments and guide leaders through culture change, very few have successfully led their organizations through this process. Bonafide experience is what sets Chuck Price and Blue Collar Consulting apart from the others. This experience, along with Chuck’s easy manner and ability to form authentic relationships, make Chuck a natural fit to help support you as you lead your agency’s transformation process. Chuck has filled leadership roles in several counties and private agencies throughout his 27-years working in child welfare and health and human services. Chuck’s career has been dedicated to making drastic improvements in the lives of children and families. He has been brave and selfless in his pursuit of excellence, often pioneering pathways not yet traveled by his peers. He has served in leadership roles within public and private agencies, in both urban and rural settings. All of this has provided him with a diverse perspective and the ability to quickly understand and relate to challenges faced by leaders.


As a DHHS Director, Chuck led his department on a successful and transformational journey from traditional compliance-based practice to becoming a legitimate trauma-informed agency. As a result of his work recruitment, retention, agency health, and case outcomes dramatically improved. Under his leadership, overall numbers of children living in congregate care were significantly reduced, and at one point even dropped to zero! Chuck's results and process gained recognition across the state, the country, and internationally.


Chuck started Blue Collar Consulting to broaden the impact of lessons learned so you don’t have to start at the beginning. His passion is to help support brave leaders in their professional growth and development, and to use his real-world experience to assist organizations in their trauma-informed cultural transformations. He also has a sweet spot for his two dogs, Brewer and Uecker, which might give away his other passion…Milwaukee Brewers baseball! Chuck lives in Central Wisconsin with his wife of 27 years. As a new member of the empty-nester club, he is free to travel, connect, and lead your transformational work, no matter where you are on your journey, or the map.