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Investing in Community Resilience Webinar: What is Trauma-Informed Practice?

Mar 31, 2020

Building on the Foundation’s Trauma-Informed Philanthropy series, we are pleased to present a 10-month learning series, Investing in Community Resilience. This series, presented in partnership with the eXtension Foundation, will provide vital information to funders and cooperative extension professionals for developing trauma-informed, healing-centered approaches in their work.

The second webinar, What is Trauma-Informed Practice?, will be on Wednesday, April 15th from 3-4pm EST.

To register, click here.

*On the registration page, there is a link to a pre-test. Please take this pre-test prior to participating in the webinar. 

What is Trauma-Informed Practice?
April 15th, 2020
3-4pm EST

The webinar will explore trauma-informed principles and frameworks and what they mean for practice at the organizational, community, and systems level.

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

  1. Describe why trauma-informed practice is a critical element of effectiveness

  2. Identify core elements of trauma-informed practice

  3. Plan strategies for applying a trauma-informed lens

Presented by: 

Dr. Meagan Corrado
Storiez Trauma Narratives, LLC

Meagan Corrado is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the creator of the Storiez Trauma Narrative intervention and has authored nine books. She is a full-time faculty member at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.  She provides therapy to inner city youth in the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ areas. She earned her DSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009. Meagan serves as a board member on the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice. She specializes in work with children and teenagers who have had difficult life experiences.

She completed trainings in a variety of modalities. Her experience includes clinical work in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, schools, hospitals, and homes. She takes a creative approach to her work with children, adolescents, and families, incorporating elements of art, music, poetry, and play therapy in her clinical practice. Dr. Meagan is also a mixed media mosaic artist who works in alcohol ink, collage, and tempered glass.  She creates layered artwork to express inner emotions, personal experiences, and elements of her life narrative. Her work has been featured in juried art shows and solo exhibitions. Dr. Meagan’s interest in creatively helping others process difficult life experiences began at a very early age when she helped family members and friends process feelings about significant life issues. Dr. Meagan’s work is inspired by her interactions with children and families as well as her own personal experiences with trauma.

Marsha Morgan, MPA
Resilience Builders

Marsha retired from Truman Medical Center (TMC) February, 2016.  There, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for Behavioral Health for 23 years.  During her career of 45 years, she was always an advocate for people with mental illnesses and disabilities.  Marsha has been involved with creating trauma informed and resilient organizations since 2009. TMC was one of the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s early adopters for trauma informed care and a participant in the National Council of Community Behavioral Health’s first trauma informed learning collaborative.  Marsha’s work at TMC included creating a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders’ specialty service and bringing trauma informed practices to primary and medical specialty clinics. At her direction, grant funding was secured to initiate several innovative community projects. These projects include training community mental health providers, developing secondary trauma training for first responders, and trainings to create trauma sensitive schools.

Her community involvement includes being a co-founder of Trauma Matters KC and serving on the following community boards and committees where she consistently promoted creating trauma informed and resilient communities: Missouri Coalition of Community Behavioral Healthcare, Chamber of Commerce Healthy KC Behavioral Health Committee, Community Network for Behavioral Health Care, and Metro Council of Community Mental Health Centers. Marsha has provided training and consultation to a variety of organizations who are committed to becoming trauma informed.

Marsha was the Kansas City team lead for the 2015 Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) meeting which was convened to advise SAMHSA on ways to create trauma informed communities.  She was a presenter at the September, 2015 Federal Partners on Trauma National Dialogue where she presented on trauma informed schools. She was also the team lead to a SAMHSA session that focused on developing outcome measures.

Since retiring from TMC, Marsha created her company, Resilience Builders.  She has co-facilitated learning collaboratives in Missouri, facilitated trauma responsive trainings for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, supported Trauma Matters KC grant implementation, and is working with the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice, a National organization promoting trauma informed policy and practice across the nation.