Where There Is Breath, There Is Hope:
As The Up Center began its journey toward transformation into a Trauma Informed Care organization, we reached out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for technical assistance and received a training grant. We are delighted to share the expertise that SAMHSA brings in the field of Trauma Informed Care with all of our community partners and stakeholders by spearheading this regional training event.
Transforming Practices Through Trauma Informed Care
Please join us as we move to create an informed community of peers and providers who can empower and support those impacted by trauma by providing services and care that promote recovery and healing. After all, it is Up to all of us.
Expert speakers from The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
5.5 CEUs approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Joan Gillece, Ph.D., SAMHSA
- Session 1: What is Trauma? Why do we need to address it?
“Understanding and addressing trauma in the lives of those we serve” download presentation
- Session 3: Strategies for Self-Regulation
“Strategies for self-regulation” download presentation
- Session 2: The Neurobiology of Truma
“The neurobiology of trauma” download presentation
- Understand the prevalence of trauma
- Learn what trauma is and how it affects individuals psychologically, developmentally and neurobiologically
- Learn techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization
- Explore self-regulation strategies to prevent vicarious trauma for the practitioner
Who should attend?
- Licensed mental health providers
- Social workers
- Criminal justice professionals
- Child welfare professionals
- Public safety workers
- Domestic violence responders
- Medical professionals
- Human services professionals
8:30 am – 9:45 am, Session 1: What is trauma? Why do we need to address it?
Joan Gillece, PhD
Director of SAMSHA’s Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint through Trauma-informed Practices
9:45 am – 10:00am, Break
10:00am – 11:00am, Session 2: The Neurobiology of Trauma
Janice Lebel, PhD, Consultant
11:00am – 12:00pm, Video: “Behind Closed Doors”
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm, Session 3: Tools for Self-Regulation
Joan Gillece, PhD
1:45pm – 2:45pm, Session 4: Trauma and Recovery
2:45pm – 3:15pm, Wrap-up and questions
Joan P. Gillece, Ph.D.
Director, SAMHSA National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC)
Director, SAMHSA National Technical Assistance Center to Promote Trauma-Informed Practices and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint (CTIP)
Dr. Gillece has 30 years of experience working in the behavioral health field with 15 dedicated to trauma. With a focus on adult and juvenile justice, Dr. Gillece recently wrote an article on developing trauma informed services in correctional settings in Corrections Today published by the American Correctional Association.
As project director for two SAMHSA Trauma Centers, Dr. Gillece has championed the cause of full consumer integration and development of Culturally Competent programs. Utilizing survivors in all aspects of trauma work, Dr. Gillece has coordinated technical assistance, conference presentations, and consultations with experts in the field. Her focus has been commitment to strength-based support by implementing trauma informed values with the overarching theme of recovery.
Janice L. LeBel, Ph.D
Director of Program Management, Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health
Dr. LeBel is a licensed psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in public mental health. She is the Director of Program Management for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and oversees a $30 million statewide system of in-patient and secure residential care for children and adolescents. This system of care represents a 200 bed privatized network of programs including in-patient, high-intensity locked residential treatment, and community-based care. Dr. LeBel serves as a senior-level liaison with other child-serving and state agencies and represents the Department on a number of initiatives. Dr. LeBel created and oversees, Express Yourself, a state and nationally-recognized award-winning service that creates strength-based, innovative, success-oriented, creative arts programming for traumatized children and adolescents.
Student, University of Maryland University College, MD
Marsha is a trauma survivor and recovering addict of 15 years. She has leveraged her extensive trauma history, life experience and training to encourage and empower women nationwide. In 2008, she founded the Building Bridges Foundation, a program committed to trauma informed care that serves female ex-offenders in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Marsha has written a book Doomed to Be Nothing; Destined to Be Something. Now, a 4th year Criminal Justice student at University of Maryland University College, she continues to advocate for trauma informed care practices as a survivor, mentor, and trauma peer consultant.
- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Information on trauma informed care, practices, and social justice.
- Healing Neen (trailer) Healing Neen follows the amazing recovery of Tonier ‘Neen’ Cain from a lifetime of abuse and drug addiction to a career as a nationally-known speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery. For 19 nightmarish years, she lived on the streets, racking up 66 criminal convictions, until finally treatment for her trauma offered her a way out and up. Her story points to the consequences of untreated trauma to individuals and society at-large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration.
- Healing Neen (feature length film) **Please be aware that images and stories may be disturbing for some viewers.