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Speaker Series Features Range of Experts

Our speaker for the series’ inaugural webinar in January was Elaine Miller-Karas, executive director of the Trauma Resource Institute. Elaine presented “Putting Resilience into Practice,” offering details of her Community Resiliency Model designed to prevent and heal trauma and supporting the Center’s mission to build safe, trusting, engaged, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and healthy communities where children and families thrive.

Ingrid Cockhren, CEO of PACEs Connection, presented Historical Trauma in America in February, describing how trauma impacts our society, including today’s socio-political landscape and the health of Americans. Ingrid explored the link between past and current mental health crises, social determinants of health, and disparities and inequities in our communities.

In March, Jim Sporleder of Trauma Informed Consulting, discussed the film Paper Tigers, which follows a year in the life of a high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of power, violence, and disease that affect families.

Register for our May 2nd webinar, “The Regulated Classroom,” presented by the program’s creator, Emily Read Daniels, an internationally recognized trauma specialist and trainer in the trauma-informed schools movement. The Regulated Classroom© is a framework that promotes felt safety and co-regulation for students, teachers, and staff and can be applied across sectors.