Trauma Informed Systems Leadership: Strategies, Structures, and Approaches
Join us for this free interactive and dynamic session that explores what trauma is and how services, systems, and policies can become trauma-informed to best provide individuals the care they need. We begin with the basic theory and research to provide us with a framework for trauma-informed practices, and then examine what these practices look like across different systems, and dig into organizational level considerations for local providers, directors and managers of agencies, and mental health and education leaders. Participants receive guidance on how to create and enhance organizational practices that support healing and resilience.
Presenter Leora Wolf-Prusan,EdD, is the Director of Partnerships & Learning at theCenter for Applied Research Solutions(CARS), where she supports the agency’s teaching and learning portfolio, and serves as the Region 9 School Mental Health field director for the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Pacific Southwest MHTTC). Previous roles include a national field director of a SAMHSA initiative (ReCAST), technical assistance for the Student Mental Health Program for California’s Community Colleges, CalWorks, and more. Prior work includes serving as an educator coach and consultant in a variety of education settings (Oakland Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, and other large urban LEAs) primarily focusing on college and career-going culture in urban high school contexts. Leora received a BA in international relations and a BA in Spanish with a minor in Social & Ethnic Relations from the University of California, Davis; a teaching credential from Mills College; and an EdD in educational leadership from the University of California
Who Should Attend: This workshop is appropriate for systems, agency, and organizational leadership for the following (but not limited to) fields: education (schools and systems), faith based, community based, mental health, behavioral health, violence prevention, youth serving, and more.